Philym (17) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark brown/black, with a thin white head.
Aroma: Chocolate, fruit cake, slight pepper and balsamic tartness notes. Initial trace of banana which quickly disappeared.
Taste: Malty, fruit cake richness, medium sweetness and low bitterness, with an alcohol warmth.
Palate: Thin/medium body, slick texture, next to no carbonation, short bitter sweet finish, with enjoyable hint of sourness.
Comments: Enjoyed this one and would have again. Drank from snifter.
nool (5) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Dark, Cola coloured with thick tanned head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and prunes (?). Nice sweetness, but surprisingly thin.
stantheman (377) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Liberty Wine Merchants on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. Black as ink with a goodly tan head. Sweet malts on the nose. Taste is dry and body is thin for an impy stout. Coffee and chocolate notes here, as expected. Enjoyable, but I would not compare this to either of my 2 benchmark impys, Old Rasputin or Brooklyn Black Chocolate. It does not measure up to either of those. I do like the built in stopper on the bottle. Very handy. I’ll try some again later...
Nisse666 (3217) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kihoskh (tip from ekstedt), cons 2013-06-06 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt, nut meg, coffee,
AP: dark heavy thick ruby body, frothy/stouthy creme beige steady head
F: chocholate/coffey liqueur, fizzy, Thai coffe sweetes, mocca beans, white sugary and then again dry feeling, finishes those coffee sweeties
Sten (520) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black coloured beer with a nice beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavour of roasted malts and a long bitter finish. (Bottle 33cl)
Walhalla (5) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with a tanned head. Roasted nose. Dark chocolate, roasted coffee in the taste. Fades quite fast.
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tcane7 (904) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flip top bottle. Pours a near black with a finger of khaki head and blanket lacing. Notes of roasted malt, dark fruits, licorice, and possibly candi sugar. Full bodied, a little creamy with a hint of tartness.
Westchesterco (296) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of cherries and chocolate. Appearance dark brown with a slight tan head taste taste of cherries and chocolate nice!!!
Iphonephan (1324) - Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of dark cherries and chocolate. Moderate to thin mouthfeel with light carbonation. Very flavorful with notes of coffee, chocolate and dark fruits.
pictoman (100) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 330mL bottle. Dark black in colour with full beige head. Fusion of dark fruits and coffee, chocolate, roast malts. Lighter stout fusion with dark fruits, strong roasted malt taste.