The_Osprey (2402) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Eebria. Number 108, bottled Aug 2012. Black, very little head. Aroma is minty, liquorice, coffee. Body is medium, quite rich, very low carbonation. Taste is woody, coffee, dry cocoa powder, tangy hop finish with some ’fruit n nut mix’ and salt. I really like the woody hop and barrel character coming together. Very nice, although I’ve had better at a fraction of the price. I reckon this would improve over the next year or so (but probably not 10 years as stated on the bottle).
Garrold (2019) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Thanks to Landlocked Mike. Black. Big, bubbly, tan head. Liquorice. Chocolate malts. Big, woody roasts. Taste is bitter, with a rich, chewy palate. Hugely tasty.
teorn88 (3420) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle from Eebria, expensive. It pours a dark brown color with a small ring of beige bubbles. Aroma is roasted malts, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, raisins with hints of tangy fruits and wood. Taste is medium sweet, light roasty and finishes lightly tart and acidic. Notes of dried apricots, light funk, hay, coffee, cocoa, wood. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, really tasty and worth trying for sure
Barcelonian (51) - Barcelona, - AUG 20, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great imperial stout. Roasted malt everywhere, vanilla, tar, oak and dark chocolate, some coffee notes too. Smooth head, dry finish with bittering hops aftertaste.
Ktwse (2290) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange with low off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, light butterscotch. Taste is caramel sweet and butterscotch creamy rich.
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Scopey (7880) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle#63/112, big thanks to Mr Kenny! It pours cloudy darkest brown with a medium beige head. The nose is roasted malt, spice, toast, TCP, whisky, earth, vanilla and toasted coconut. The taste is roasted malt, earth, wood, toast, medicinal aspect, TCP, warming alcohol, peat, earth and faint smoke/ash/tobacco notes. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Good depth of flavour and complexity. Really rather tasty.
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. #62/112. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is roasted wood, smokey compost, some chocolate. Sweet apple brandy. The taste is really smooth chocolate syrup, Roasted malts. Some Forest fruits, wood. Full body, smooth carbonation. Really well-rounded. Overall, very impressive.
madmitch76 (16567) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
17th May 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Bottle 63/112. Opaque dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Light airy palate with mild minerally carbonation. Tangy and light dark malt with a little dark chocolate. Mild vanilla and mellow fruity whisky. The malt turns creamy and dark fruits come to the fore. Semi dry finish. Nice complex stout this with nothing dominating. Very nice beer - but so very expensive!
Leighton (12639) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Massive thanks to Kenneth for procuring this one! Pours oily black-brown with a thick, creamy tan head. Rich dark malt nose, well toasted bread, graham crackers, some cocoa, burnt wood. Medium to big sweet flavor, lots of bitter earth, bitter dark chocolate, burnt grass, hints of smoke, mild alcohol. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, fairly dry, lots of burnt wood bitterness, earth, some bitter cocoa. Pretty good nuance here. Well balanced. Very nice beer.
RichTheVillan (3790) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; nut brown pour with tan head, roast malt aroma, taste consists of vanilla liquorice dark winter fruits glorious mouth feel, this is a supped beer.