spacecube (1171) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, pours black with a tan head, aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, citrus notes, hoppy, medium light body, creamy texture, oily, soft carbonation, finish is dry, grapefruit bitter, like a strong black IPA, light bodied for an imperial stout.
bytemesis (4100) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep black, small tan head, dissipates quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is rich, some cocoa, anise, molasses, roasted malts. Flavor is light plus sweet and quite bitter, anise, blackstrap molasses, a bit sharp, verge of rubbery, some ashtray. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Long lasting lingering bitterness is a bit distracting.
JefVerstraete (1893) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bottle-shop.eu. Thanks Bob! Dark brown colour, brown foam. Medium carbonation. Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Very bitter hoppy finish, grassy notes. More Imperial Black IPA than Imperial Stout. Good.
MayumiH (295) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Rich roasty malt & dark chocolate nose. Hints of berry sweetness. Full body. Strong yet smooth. Incredible :P
Stuu666 (5597) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Red Squirrel. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, fruity, taste is similar.
MarcoDL (2596) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black oily pour, big brown foamy head. Aroma of chocolate, red fruit and sourish oak. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvet. Taste of coffee, pure cacao, red fruit, bit of milk and a bitter grassy finish. Tasteful, as always with buxton beers. Fruity and hoppy, like a black imperial ipa.
Renobob (1097) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue à la pression. Nez cafe, moka pour cette puissante et corpulente imperial stout. Notes de fruits noirs. Belle rondeur. Très agréable.
MikaLukanainen (103) - POLAND - DEC 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark with a stable, tan head that leaves some lacing. A lot of dark chocolate in the aroma, some dark fruits (especially plums), cocoa, coffee. In the taste dark fruits come first, then a hefty doze of dark chocolate spreads on the palate followed by coffe, some roastiness and coffe-alcoholic bitterness. Long chocolate aftertaste makes you wait for an another sip. Very good, warming beer.
SarkyNorthener (2716) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 4 of my Buxton mini tasting night. Christmas present Thanks to s_hartshorne for this big want. Black beer with large tan head and good lacing. Aroma of cocoa, dark fruits and roast coffee. Taste is bitter coffee, roasted malts, smoke, dark fruits and some chocolate. Medium bodied. Excellent beer, solid.
beleggor (123) - Wrocław, POLAND - DEC 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Black, with huge brown lead, that stays for a long time. Amazing, how thgis beer looks in the glass.
Aroma: some hoppy notes - herbal, grass, pine, citrus - and after that there is a lot of dark chocolate and coffee.
Taste: absolutely fantastic mixture of dark chocolate, roasted coffee and nice dark fruits. After this there is very pleasent, long bitterness. Oily texture.
Additional notes: If only it was a little bit much more intensive, it would be a perfect RIS, but is it absolutely wonderful!