StoutHead (661) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours completely black witha one-finger fast fading tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, sweet and ripe dark friuts, molasses, licorice and soy. Very sweet with a bitter and dry warming aftertaste. Body is surprisingly full and the carbonation soft. I want to like it, but something is missing. Itís good though - just not as good as Iíd hoped for.
Andy_ (693) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2014 Dark brown beer with big beige head. Aroma is chocolaty sweet, bready and roasted malty. Flavor is licoricy, roasted and slightly salty. Palate is quite full and soft. Finish has quite strong bitterness with aftertaste of sweet chocolate. Decent but straightforward. No alcohol.
Gerbeer (1807) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Pours black with full tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, licorice, and creamy roasted malts. Flavors of black coffee, dried dark chocolate and heavily roasted malts with a hint of oily sweetness. Hot, light bitter finish. Great stuff.
Marstonlad (428) - 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 (1004) - 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 (309) - 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 (3432) - 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 (2328) - 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 (14543) - 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.