EdKing (1983) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster from a bottle care of Paul Unwin. Opaque black, thin tan head. Nose is rich velvety chocolate, black coffee, chocolate cake, cherry fruit, vanilla and bourbon whisky. Taste is soft and smooth. Rich chocolate, cocoa, chocolate cake, cherries, coffee, bourbon whiskey. Itís beautifully balanced and smooth. Superb beer.
Scopey (7430) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, big thanks to Paul Unwin. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is soft roast, cocoa, Black Forest gateaux, vanilla, toasted coconut, ripe cherry, wood and bourbon. The taste is smooth, cherry, smooth roast, toast, wood, sticky sweetness, Black Forest gateaux, salted caramel, liquorice, cherry, chocolate, coconut and mild acidity with a dry finish. Full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Rich, smooth, balanced and very drinkable indeed. A very tasty offering from CCB.
maneliquor (3274) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Paul. You are a fucking legend. Goddamn this beer is luxurious. Quite sweet but I like it. Velvet smooth milk chocolate on the nose followers by a light spice - good dose of peppers in there. Almost Black Forest cake like with heavy cream notes and black cherries. So much going on. Bourbon is always in check. Absolutely perfect stuff. Sweet vanilla beans and milk chocolate coated cherries, light chilli, smooth cream, custard like, white chocolate covered raisins, red cherry. Light tart behind the overwhelming vanilla and spice. Bourbon is superbly balanced. It has bitterness and sweetness all rolled into an unbelievably big but balanced beer. One of the best beers Iíve ever had. Absolutely perfect
teorn88 (3015) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
75cl bottle at the Kernel, Paul tasting. Huge thanks to Paul for this gem! It pours deep deep brown with a large mocha head. This beer is so thick is really stains the glass with a brown coating when swirling. Arab is huge, sweet and amazing. Big cherries, big chocolate, big bourbon. Taste is sweet with loads of cherries, bourbon and chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick with medium carbonation. Simply outstanding.
IluvatarMilan (275) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle- pitch black with thick brown head. Truly rich aroma, heavy on bourbon, red fruit, tobacco, moccha. This is embedded in a nice wood-aged taste, yet in a delicate way. Aftertaste is brilliant and slowly changes from warm and alcoholic too dry and bitter
BenH (2506) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thanks Paul. Black with tan head. Massive aroma, licorice, cherry, chocolate amd vanilla. Taste is very roasty, chocolate, some cherry and vanilla. Thick and sweet. A real treat
RichTheVillan (3510) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from International Trade; pitch black pour with velvety dark tan head, sweet chocolate aroma, taste is very sweet with decent plain chocolate, Black Forest gateaux cherries a slight hint of vanilla and wood, soft carbonation with a wonderfully slick mouthfeel.
alex4r (72) - - NOV 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
That typical CCB imperial stout pour, sludgy and thick. Black in color with a brown head that has red outlines. Nose is sweet chocolate, cherry, vanilla and bourbon. Big chewy mouthfeel and taste follows the nose . Cherry , chocolate, Bourbon
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black syrupy pour seeps from the bottle. Blackened malts, cherry chocolate, boozy warmth massages my throat. Nails the chocolate covered cherry goal.
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
You canít get much better than this beer. Poured into a snifter pours dark black. Right away you can smell the bourbon and cherries. When it was cold the bourbon takes over. Warmed up it is much better. The cherries come out and thus beer is more amazing. I canít say enough. Find it and drink it!
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