Ferris (7670) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Bittersweet chocolate and some molasses. Jet black with a decent brown head. Dark roast, rich woody notes, fruity dark notes as well. Complex and very nice. No sign of the booze.
kevlar95 (12) - Nysa, POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste z beżową pianą. W aromacie uderzenie ciemnych słodów, gorzka czekolada, kawa. Smak - to samo, głownie czekolada i kawa, lekka wanilia. Dużo słodyczy, trochę kwaskowości i to wszystko skontrowane goryczką od słodów palonych. Alkohol niewyczuwalny, jedynie lekko rozgrzewający.
Theydon_Bois (12726) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Scopesters on melt day, thanks to Daniel, 01/07/15.
Light black with a decent tan swirl.
Nose is spice, dark fruits, coffee, toffee, charr.
Taste comprises spice, caramel, light charring, dark fruit rinds, toffee fudge, cocoa powder, earthy tones.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a lick of booze.
Tariczny (28) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very dark brown, nearly black color with beautiful head, nice laceing. Aroma full of caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, home made cherry liqour and some grapefruit in background. Taste: bitter and sweet, coffee, caramel, hazelnuts and big boom of chocolate bitterness from roasted malt. Soft carbonation, full body and oily texture. Great beer for special occasion
Scopey (9017) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle big thanks to Daniel. It pours dark brown with minimal head. The nose is rich, sweet, fudge, vanilla, wood, leather, toffee, light spice, umami and a dash of Worchestershire sauce. The taste is rich, oily, dark roast, salted liquorice, charred wood, tar, umami, toffee, bourbon, some alcohol warmth, vanilla and salty caramels with a slick, dry finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Solid imperial stout, but doesn’t quite match up to some of their other stuff.
The_Osprey (3233) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share in Croydon. Bottled Aug 2013 at 12%. Black, small bubbly brown head. Aroma is seeded bread, coffee, roast malts. Body is medium, smooth, not much in the way of carbonation. Taste is bready, light coffee, finishes astringent and a little bitter with some salt and ash. Nice.
karpik (240) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of chocolate and coffee, some ash is also there. Pours pitch black with tan stable head. Taste is medium dry with coffee and dark chocolate. Bitterness is medium, body is medium to full. Alcohol is perfectly hidden. Overall lovely stout.
Leighton (13979) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Daniel. Pours clear black-brown with a frothy tan head. The nose has some burnt cereal, cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with bitter scorched earth, oily cocoa, some dried fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with more earthy bitterness, burnt wood, baking cocoa. Not bad.
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Croydonia. Deep brown with a tight tan head. Nose of meaty coffee ad cocoa. Pretty muscular. Oily chocolate shake. Similar flavour. Moderate hoppy bitterness and charred grain. Earth. Forest fire. Motor oil thickness. Boost juice indeed.
IngetSlick (59) - - JUN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Saveur Bière (2014). Small creamy, brown, head. Black body. Smells of coffee, vanilla, roasted hops, chocolate. Tastes chocolate, almond, coffee, vanilla. Salt, sweet and sour with a bitter aftertaste.