MarcoDL (2790) - 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 (1167) - 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 (150) - 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 (2908) - 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 (124) - 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!
rouhlas (952) - GREECE - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at the Local Pub, Athens. Black color with big beige brown frothy head. Aroma is roasted malty, coffee, light chocolate, very hoppy, pine, grassy, floral notes. Sweet and bitter like the aroma, lot of hoppy bitterness. Medium oily body with soft carbonation and bitter hoppy finish. It’s like a black IPA.
fugitive (1645) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color dark brown with huge brown head. Aroma malt, raosted, chocolate, hoppy, coffee. Taste sweet, chocolate, coffee, hoppy.
s_hartshorne (2228) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle tall boys beer market Leeds. Black good mocha head. Aroma is lots of coffee dark choc red fruits taste same great dark malt roastiness some smoke pine good long hoppy bitter finish. Nice oily mouthfeel. Very good well rounded.
solidfunk (5159) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great stuff. Thick dark pour with great head and carpet lacing. Lots of roast and chocolate and well-balanced overall. Bitter finish. Pungent roast - gets into your sinuses. Creamy texture. Wonderful. Tap at Churchkey.
Travlr (15613) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Birch & Barley courtesy of solidfunk, thank you. Dark brown color, thin tan head. Aroma of cocoa, coffee. Taste has espresso and smooth milk chocolate. Nice.