rvdoorn (13) - - JUN 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the local Mitra liquor shop, shared with PapaEugene
Look: The beer pours a dark brown-black color with a nice brown head
Smell: A bit light. Coffee, malts and some salty licorice.
Taste: Wow, so much better than what could be expected based on the smell. Full flavors of coffee, salty licorice, soy sauce, dark chocolate with a very creamy aftertaste. Perfectly in balance
Mouthfeel: a bit thin for the style, medium carbonation
Overall: What a great example of the style, nice and balanced. Full flavored with only the basic beer ingredients!
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewry as Imperial Stout. Liquorice and coffee aroma. Sweet malt, chickory, dry tail. Not too impressed.
weaselkenievil (1606) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Even though Iíve enjoyed a few Fullers beers in the past this caught me by surprise. Really enjoyed it. Poured pretty much black, thin tan head. Aroma, smoke, roasted malts, licorice. Flavour has soy sauce, coffee, chocolate. Some sweetness, bit of dryness, bitterness, lochness. Quite light mouthfeel. Tasty stuff and no mistake.
Tranquillity (1405) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really dark, medium dark head. The aroma is a bit weak compared to other isís. The taste is great though, a bit spikey and not too sweet, but with a really long finish.
Darn_it (18) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
When I tried this beer I fell in love. But that was a long long time ago. I raved about the hop quality that made this brew unique. Looking at it now it probably needed to be aged. English hop character in a stout is very nice though and if I can ever get my hands on an english hopped black ipa this beer will at least give me hope for it working out.
I am going to rate this from memory as it is no longer available and for what I would give it now instead of the 10/10 i would have given it before trying some of the worlds best beers.
theSlipperyPen (235) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black as pitch with a short espresso-like head. Nose is of molasses and soy sauce and a gentle whack of chocolate, coffee and ash. Lovely creamy mouthfeel with upfront soft liquorice and dried figs. The malts are definitely chocolate heavy and combine with the bitterness into a vinous style quite like port. At the end it resolves into leather and a hint of tobacco. A fine beer and a delight to drink.
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 22/02/14. A black beer with barely any head. A slick salty strong stout. Oily notes. Bags of coffee and chocolate flavours. Very nice to drink. A really lovely flavour profile. Good stuff.
kryon (1323) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with some carbonation and low latte brown head
Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, tar, hints of dark fruits
Taste has dark chocolate, tar, coffee, hints of caramel
Nice mouthfeel, medium bodied with low to medium bitter ending
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - BBE date Apr 2014; Drank Oct 2013 - BCA; sedimented. Very Dark Brown, almost Black, in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, lots of bitter dark chocolate, liquorice, coffee, toffee, lots of smoke, tar. Fruity; dried dark fruits, raisins. Hoppy; earthy and spicy peppery hops. Creamy and rich; full bodied. Good malt/fruit/hop balance. Sweet-bitter roasty smokey malty with lots of chocolate throughout; dry finish. Lovely Foreign Stout!
AdiBeer (867) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Appearance: black, small brown head. Taste: light sweet, some bitterness. Palate: light bitterness getting quite strong, medium to long dry finish. Overall: nice Foreign Stout, maybe slightly on the bitter side. Bottle from Kris Wines, London.
rand (1250) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500 ml from La Cave du Haut Jura - St Laurent-en-Grandvaux (F). Black beer with average tan head. Torrefied aromas, chocolate-coffee, licorice, tobacco and leather. The taste is roasted but soft with the same note as in aroma. Silky and smooth texture. Notes of toffy-licorice, earth, rusk, complex torrefaction and smoke point. Dry, bitterness of hops and roasting melted, pleasurable.