oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark rubyish brown colour, nice brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and some dark dry fruits. Flavour is roasted malts, fruits and some slight yeastyness. Lots of smoke in aftertaste.
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2007, London. Dark black color with a average, frothy / creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, coffee, mocca. Flavor is light sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. (Coffee and hop bitter). Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask at GBBF. Lovely purple black colour. Smoky malt aroma with hints of coffee and a slight lick of hops. Not sure how "imperial" it is but it’s certainly stouty and it does drink above its strength. A fair bit of old ale character about it. Dark and earthy. Dusty malt finish. Very tasty.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - GBBF2007. A black coloured beer with a nice beige edge of head. The aroma is roasty and smoky. Very stout like. The taste is roasty, fishy and smoky. Good flavours, bvery drinkable and tasty.
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2010 Deep solid black,Little smoke littel malt in the nose, rich roast malt, lots of chocolate bitterness, nice but an imerial stout? 3.1
cask at closters ... deep black ... thin tan ... soft roast malt ... roast malt .. odd burnt tones ... big bittter ness.2.9
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tHE CAD KNOWS, INFACT I HAD A RECDOND IN MY BOOK, 50ISH BEERS, IN LIKE UNDER 3 HOURS, MY GOD IM GOOD.
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1. Cask Stillage at the RUFC, Macclesfield 08/05/2004
Black slightly rich and smooth on the palate. Some roast malt in a bitter lasting finish.
2. Cask Stillage at the CIS Building, Manchester 29/01/2005
Black slightly rich and smooth on the palate. Some dryness and an oyster flavour finish.
Ungstrup (31474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Cask at the Volunteers Arms, GBBF 2005] A red-brown beer with a nice brown head. The aroma is sweet roasted combined with very light notes of hops. The flavor is very sweet with light notes of roasted malt, chocolate, vegetables, and celery. The alcohol prickles the tongue slightly. I wonder where the Imperial in the name comes from in a beer of 4.5% ABV?
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask conditioned, GBBF 2005:
Artificial burnt aroma. Malty sweet body. Below average. Very weak and thin.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, thick, chocolate aroma has notes of shoe leather. Opaque brown body with ruby highlights and a generous and lasting large-bubbled brown head. Roasty flavour up front with soy and chocolate character. Medium body is perhaps a bit thin for style with somewhat low carbonation. Cask at GBBF 2005.