sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, - DEC 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of sweet roast malt and coffee. Slightly weak body, flavour of coffee and milk chocolate, dry dark chocolate aftertaste. Bit hoppy for an Impy, but not bad.
FatPhil (10247) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Koht Spring Auction, Tallinn)
Lovely spicy aroma, very burnt, but very hoppy too. Black, tight tan head. Full palate, pleasant but quite soft carbonation. Rich roast, extremely deeply roasted, very burnt, normally I’d say it was too burnt and astringent, but the biting bitter hops make that more fun - this is a real mouth-dryer. But there is a sweetness and fullness that counters that too. Perhaps a bit harsh as implied, but I still kinda like it. No way 8.8% can fight this level of flavour and be noticed.
SVD (777) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, black beer with a small head, aroma is malts, fruits, hops, Taste is fruits, hops, some chocolate and coffee, very nice.
Theydon_Bois (12065) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at Chriso Easter tasting, 04/04/15.
Dark mahogany brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is chocolate, light charr, toffee, spice, dark fruit notes, liquorice.
Taste comprises cocoa powder, red berry notes, light spice, dark fruits, dates, prunes, earthy.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Drinkable but low end for the style, lacks depth.
__Rb81 (338) - NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home (bottled 26/09/2014). Pours dark with a off-white head. Sweet aroma of roasted malts, hops, caramel, chocolate. Taste is sweet, chocolate, roasted malts, dry chocolaty finish, light hoppy bitter aftertaste with roasted malts and chocolate. Not bad.
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is airy, semi dry and has mild fine carbonation. Mildly roasted dark malts. Modest dark malt creamy sweetness. Light dry finish, a mild roasty bitter linger. Okay.
Scopey (8455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the House of Pancakes. It pours clear deep brown with a thick beige head. The taste is toasty brown bread, grain, caramelised stuff and cocoa. The taste is toasty, earth, wood, leather, pepper, booze, dried fruits, toffee, cocoa and a touch of acidity. Medium+ body, high carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. A step down from the Linkwood version, but not bad.
The_Osprey (2912) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at ChrisO’s. Dark purple brown, hazy, sparkling, big foamy tan head, light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, tangerine, pungent and estery. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is toffee, orange oil, dry and bitter in the finish. Alright.
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at chrisO.. Deep brown..... Thick tan head... Soft sweet chocolate roast.. Soft funky.. Light tart fruits.. Soft chocolate roast
Daanminator (247) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ik ben helemaal niet van de stout bieren maar deze heb ik voor de verandering een hogere score gegeven. Dit omdat hij zo ontzettend zacht is van smaak, de gebrande moutsmaak niet heeft en echt lekker kwa nasmaak was.
Lowenbrau (2512) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. January 2015.
Courtesy of RW80. Thnaks Robert!
BBD: have to check, but within expiry time for sure.
In short: nice IStout.
Pours black with nice tan head. Short head retention, little lacing. Roasty, coffee, spicy aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is roasty, coffee, some cacao.