Marstonlad (422) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Pours black with a big brownish white head. The aroma is rich in dark, roasty maltiness: plenty of chocolate, coffee, salty licorice, tar and touch of dark, plummy fruitiness. Taste is initially light sweet, later heavily roasty and dryish. Taste is quite long and nuanced; chocolate and licorice are accompanied by delicate dark fruity notes. Bitterness rises toward finish. The palate is full bodied, a bit sticky and fairly soft in carbonation. Delicious strong, rich ale for late night tasting sessions.
Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown/black with cm thick tan head.
Aroma: Floral, citrus, molasses, umami, fruity, liquorice, treacle, malty.
Taste: Low sweetness and sourness with medium bitterness.
Palate: Medium thick fairly smooth texture, medium body, average carbonation, dry, lingering slightly bitter, brown sugar, fruity, metallic, treacly, malty finish. Dare I say it there is a subtle note of Turkish delight.
Comments: Good and glass lace.
GuideDogSaint (303) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from the brewery. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of coffee, liquorice, raisins and hops. Bitter sweet finish.
allmyvinyl (3361) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craigís. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of roast, liquorice, dark chocolate. Taste is more of the same. Not getting any rose character. Overall - this is a style I like, by a brewer I like. It just doesnít set the world on fire. If I had to introduce someone to this style this wouldnít be the beer I would choose.
Stuu666 (2285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craigís. Pours black, sweet burnt sugar nose, chocolate, taste is dry, sweet chocolate, sugary, burnt toffee, liquorice.
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft dark chocolate ... sweet fruit nose ... dark rich sweet malts ... soft toffee malts ...d ark fruits big berries dark malts ... big berries ... juicy roast ...
911lin (22) - - JUL 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A classic imperial stout, and it is really rare in China. Had it at Kaiba Tap Room in Shanghai.
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black,fast fading brown head.Deep rich roast coffee/cacao nib nose.Palate of coffee,chocolate, fruity notes.Medium roast bitterness in finish. Alcohol is a bit harsh
TheJestersBeer (2060) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where does the "Russian" come from?
Pours almost totally black, with a brown head.
Compact, rich, complex aroma, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, coffee, caramel, ash, toffee, earth, faint smoke.
Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid bitterness, creamy CO2.
Complex, rich, balanced taste, roasted malt, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate, ash, hops, tar, soy, earth.
Wonderfully balanced and smooth, this beer will last for years to come. Well Done, Mr Keeling! (2014-06-28)
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YorkshireG73 (24) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handpull at The Grove - Huddersfield. One of the Fullerís that I have been wanting to taste and blimey. Oily. Dark. Mysterious. Aroma of dark jammy fruits and danger. Subtle hint of winter bothy on the Cairngorm. I can see thi beer giving warmth and light in a cold dark place. Drobovyeh.