Benzai (8234) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled @ GBBF day 2. Dark brown to black color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, a hint of leaves, lightly dark fruits, a touch of sweet bitter. Hmm pretty average imo.
Osprey87 (1711) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Black with a dense, foamy tan head, leaves full lacing. Aroma is chocolate, leather. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is roasted barley, date, touch of ash, slight metallic tang. A very drinkable stout … but probably trying to push the definition of an imperial stout a bit too far!
Ferris (4254) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask - Dark roast and bitter sweet chocolate. Jet black with a rich beige head. Creamy roast with some nice bittersweet chocolate. Very decent.
elbernays (507) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half at 5 bells Kent. Dark deep red. White foam head. Some coffee, wood and burnt notes. Light body for a stout. Smoky on palate with a tinge of bitterness. Bit of a watery finish which let’s it down. Okay
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Battersea Beer Festival, 9th Feb 2011. Very dark brown with a small bubbly tan head. Rich, roasted coffee and chocolate nose. Burnt notes at the back of the throat give it a persistent aftertaste. Smooth but the burnt toast flavours would put me off having another.
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
14th July 2011
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Opaque dark brown beer, no real head. Smooth low carbonation palate. A little roasty malt with bitter licorice. A smooth but pretty grapefruit bitter finish. Ok but a few too many rough edges.
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
7 Rich roasty aroma, almost some choco there.
4 V. dark brown, almost black. Healthy tan head
7 Lovely full roasty taste, a bit burnt, but not ashy.
4 Full palate, carbonation low. Finish very burnt, but agagin still short.
13 Great for 4.5%, a full roasty taste.
Svesse (6158) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask at GBBF, London Earl’s Court, 5 Aug 2010) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with coffee, chocolate and cocoa. Roasted, malty taste with notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Creamy and dry with a generous espresso bitterness in the finish. Medium body, dry and fairly bitter. Very nice stout.
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled cask at the Black Lion, Lynsted. Black with a creamy tan head. Although far from imperial, this is a class stout, with chocolate roasty notes, hoppy finish and a little sourness. complex and moreish.
SaintMatty (5259) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Southampton Beer Festival 2010) - Very dark brown, almost black. Chocolatey aroma wih roasted malt and coffee. Smooth taste with roasted malt and plain chocolate.