AdiBeer (2117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, some alcohol. Appearance: dark black, medium to big frothy brown head. Taste: medium to heavy sweet. Palate: smoked flavours, chocolate again, maybe some ripe fruit, coffee, bitters getting stronger towards the long finish. Overall: nice Imperial Stout. Bottle at the Evening Star, Brighton.
jtclockwork (10850) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBWG. Pours dark brown with brown head. Nose and taste of burnt toast, burnt coffee, roast chocolate malt and cocoa. Lighter medium body.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from an off licence in Kew, London. Poured black with a halo of tan head. Strong burnt malt aroma with notes of plums and marmite. Full mouth feel. Slightly salty initial flavours with some Oxo, molasses and dark grain. Finish was earthy with some burnt toast mixed with black cherry sweetness.
Bammers54 (85) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
the 2012 brew of this fine strong stout. A lovely smooth and rich beers which drinks very easily considering it’s ABV. I would rate this very highly as a bottled stout, does not have the bitterness sometimes associated with this style of stout, yet it is interesting on the palate and a beautifully made beer
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Black with a tan head. Aroma of lots of dark chocolate, some liqueur pralines and dark fruits notes. Bittersweet flavor with chocolate, roastiness, a bit of liqueur, dark fruits notes, an alcoholic edge and a slightly more bitter finish. Medium to full-bodied. Very nice.
ManVsBeer (5837) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. A very strong stout, drinkable given its strength but it does hit you after a while. Black with very little head. Surprisingly it’s quite light in character with more stated roasted malt aroma than taste.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, Vintage 2012, as Dark Star Imperial (Export Strength Stout), exclusive English brew, from Ales By Mail (UK), complex Stout, roasted/spicy and slightly salty/malty, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew, yet expensive!
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle): Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of liquorice, vinous qualities, dark fruits, roasty and a very slight alcohol character. Flavour is roasty and sweet, slight coffee, lots of dark fruits, alcohol, vinous, treacle, liquorice. Very smooth to drink. Gives a slight alcohol burn but very slight. The beer would benefit from a thicker body.
haukur (1432) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with light brown head. Really nice aroma, full off dark roast, liquorice, maybe a hint of rum? Really nice. A bit light on the tongue but nice roast in the finish. Well made and really good but fails maybe to be world class.
Kingi (517) - - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
alcohol on the nose and other is notes. black beer dark drown head. taste is nice soft smoothness but alcohol is present also. palate is medium body creamy, flat, and a roasty velvet finish.