mateuszk (1583) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with large beige head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted cocoa nibs and coffee. In taste chocolate and vanilla, medium sweet. Finish is roasty and medium bitter, partially from roastiness. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Nice.
Bif (1888) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brownish color with a minimal head. Aroma of drank fruit, bit of booze and malt sweetness. Taste of drank fruit, malt sweetness, caramel and bit boozy. Slight bitterness, and a slick finish. Fairly thick body, smooth with a decent stout feel.
ZodiacM (621) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Uit de fles geschonken. Mooi zwart bier met lichte schuimkraag. Aromas van geroosterde mout en pruimen. Ook in de smaak vooral de geroosterde mout en pruimen, met wat tonen van chocola en drop, eindigend met een licht grassige hopsmaak. Hele mooie imp. stout.
Swaroga (1953) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with a small head. Aroma has strong alcohol notes. There’s lots of chocolate, dried dark fruits, mostly plums and raisins. Also some figs. Overall this stout is strong on the fruit esters side. Also some orange peel. Moutheel is oily and medium thick. Taste is colcacola like with lots of dark chocolate. The finish has a bitter cocoa like notes. Earthy on the end. Some little coffee acidity on the end too. Good one but since there are so many stouts to compare it with ...it’s nothing special.
djd07 (7923) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong roast coffee, chocolate, toasted malt. Thick mouth, chewy, roasted malt, chocolate, boozy finish, very good.
dwyerpg (5220) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a big fan of this, as I get more sweetness than I like. Has some thickness but still tastes fairly strong, this was not close to the high rating it has.
EdKing (2305) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at CBC Craft #100. Opaque very dark brown beer. Nose is very sweet sugary toffee, salty Marmite, yeast extract, brown sugar, roasted malt, vanilla, creme caramel, dark fruit, chocolate. On the taste its really dominated by the salty Marmite/yeast extract flavour, which I am really not a fan of. Mouthfeel is thick and oily, black treacle sweetness with savoury molasses or Marmite.
cosmicLdn (8) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell.
It pours near black, thick, with a nice brown head. Nose of plum and alcohol, with some chocolate, liquorice and some smokiness. It feels rich and creamy, with pleasant carbonation. Taste of plums and plum wine, some coffee and chocolate and a very pleasant, mild smokiness. A really great imperial stout! I want another one, as long as I can get home.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Heidbummer (95) - SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1/3 at Brewdog Camden. Pours inky black. Viscous but in a good way. Coffee, cocoa, vanilla, bit if smoke on the nose. That’s mirrored in the taste. The abv gives it clout. A fantastic after dinner beer, to be savoured in front of a fire with a slab of cheese. Or just as a treat after a crap day. Lovely.
scottm2588 (147) - SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is raisins, chocolate, coffee, plum. Taste is coffee, vanilla, molasses, slight chocolate, slight plum. Smooth, thick and creamy. Loved this.