Velkyal (275) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This stuff looks like crude oil, black, inky, more than opaque it sits in the glass like a liquid black hole. The huge body it a riot of sweet malt flavours, caramel, toffee, chocolate all playing against a noticeable coffee note and the spiciness of the hops. Perfection.
Lonick (683) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours black with an off white head. Chocolate and slight coffee on the nose. Berries/fruit to the fore on the taste buds, then you get some slight coffee you know its 10%.
allmyvinyl (1854) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with a little beige head. Standard coffee and chocolate aromas, taste has a light sweetness. Well done, but not a ’wow’ beer.
s_hartshorne (477) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Two brothers beer tasting night beer 10. Black colour thin tan head. Aroma is strong coffee. Taste is great coffee liquorice molasses dark malts and fruits chocolate. Great full body and mouthfeel soft prickly carbonation. Very very good.
SarkyNorthener (1311) - 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 (867) - 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.
Bottle, All My Vinyl Tasting
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 (940) - 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 (8550) - 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 (520) - 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 (62) - 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