SarkyNorthener (1952) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 brothers beer tasting. Bottle 10 from Cotteridge wines. Black beer with small tan head and touches of lacing. Aroma of licorice and dark malts. Taste is licorice, dark berries, bitter dark chocolate and pine hops. Medium to full bodied and oily. Excellent stuff best beer of night one.
McNeillR (1221) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque dark brown, edgy off white ringed head. Steely TCP, faint but not engulfed by the maltiness. The big point is it’s screwing drinkability throughout. Slightly gripping thin mouthfeel, pitter patter coffee.
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manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
smells of potient whiskey and roastyness pours deep black with a smell brown heaed flavour is dark coffee with dark dark choc. and so silky smooth with a very small bitter character very well done
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe, several years ago. Poured black with a thin tan head. Aroma dark rum, molasses and an alcoholic waft. Medium to full mouth feel; perhaps a little more watery than one would expect from a 10% imperial stout, but still fairly velvety. Initial flavours of dark fruit, sticky buns and with an earthy backbone. Rich, dark coffee on the palate with notes of cloves and burnt malt.
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flasche: Very deep amber to black coloured, mid-sized and lacy tanned head, solid aroma of dried fruits and nuts with roasted malt and a touch of liquorice; solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied; nuts and warming alcohol in the sweet-vinous finish with a balancing bitterness showing up in the aftertaste. A very, very fine winter warmer…
gegwilson (1164) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from teh Whistle Stop in Saltburn. Pours pitch black with a rapidly diminishing tan head. Delicous sweet chocolate flavour before a bitter licorice finish. Just a touch too carbonated, but otherwise an extremely good beer.
Tom303 (83) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet, roasted coffee, chocolate, Xmas fruit, Taste to follow, lovely rich sweet flavour with a slight liquorice bitterness and an alcoholic warmth that lingers. One to savour
Maris (989) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 500ml bottle on 21/10/2013. Pours close to black with a medium tan head which dissipates relatively quickly. The aroma is sweet chocolate and caramel, with a touch of booze. The flavour features a lot of milk chocolate and caramel, vanilla, and a hint of dark fruit and licorice.Has a very rich and creamy palate, and slightly above average carbonation for an impy. A not overly complex but enjoyable dessert beer.
zimbo (560) - SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roast nose. Thin. Some fizz. Medium to light body. Some earth and chocolate. Interesting but lacks dimension & stuffing.
jmgreenuk (4350) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines Birmingham, England and consumed at the South Park road tasting, Colorado. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy light tan head and a slightly oily consistency. The aroma is creamy roasted malt. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich big liqourice red berry fruit slightly watery refreshing palate. This beer has everything!