Goachers Crown Imperial Stout
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Brewed by Goachers
Style: Stout
Maidstone, England


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask: Regular

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2005
Gravity cask at Red Lion, Snargate, Kent. Black in colour. Chocolate malt nose, smokey charcoal. Full in mouth, some acids with bitter burnt malt on end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2004
Very dark with a beige head. Aromas are roast malts, earthy and peaty with licourice. Flavours consist of lots of roast malts with coffee and a dry earthy palate. Has a dry finish with licourice bitterness. Surely not strong enough to be called an Imperial Stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2004
Well, its certainly a stout, and not a bad one at all, but its not an Imperial stout by any stretch of the imagination. Opaque, deep chestnut brown colour. Farmyard and coffee aroma. Espresso coffee and chocolate in the flavours. Dry finish with a bitter aftertaste. Rather impressive overall, but not enough complexity to score higher. Cask (gravity), Catford Beer Festival.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2004
[Cask conditioned] Very optimisitc to call a stout with only 4.5% an imperial stout. Lots of malty bitterness. Some fruitiness. Not very full bodied nor imperial, but a nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - AUG 26, 2003
TAP GBBF: Light toasted nose, lathery sticky head, opque dark brown color. Slow start in the taste profile, then bursts into a strong bitter roasted maltiness. molasses in the middle , then an espresso-like finish. Clean palate, not very complex but decent all around. Too thin for a stout?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5565) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 Aug, 2003. Gravity Cask, Kent Beer Festival. Roasty aroma. Some soy sauce in taste. Dark and increasingly bitter. Very pleasant but lacks breadth and complexity, concentrating on bitter roast tones. [3.5]
Sept, 2003. <a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/25/258 Lion, Snargate. Dry roasted barley flavour dominates. Small hint of fruity sweetness up front which is soon thumped into submission by the burning dryness. A crude dry stout in flavour, but aroma is more of an imperial. [3.1]
Nov, 2005.<a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/21/212 Volunteer, Maidstone In perfect condition. A rich and flavoursome dry stout with creamy chocolate notes and those hints of sour wine and soy sauce that lift this beer into the Imperial Stout arena where by abv alone it shouldn’t belong. Delicious. [4.0]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12581) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2003
GBBF, cask. Aroma has roasted malt. Firm licorice apple and roasted malt flavor. Long roasted bitter finish. Loads of flavor for the modest alcohol content.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2003
GBBF 2003: not much going on with the aroma: light chocolate-espresso nose. Medium hazelnut-opaque color wth a foamy head. Mild bitter coffee - roasted taste. Not really thin but takes it's time to show the flavors in your mouth. Decent - but not overwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2003 Bring on the chalky astringency i say. Loads of roasty, smoky, chocolatey flavours. Nice richness of flavour, medium bodied. Nice salty, mineraly, dry finish, some nice bitter hops also noticed. Yeah, its only a 4.5% Imperial Stout, but it tastes good, thats all that matters to me. (Cask- KentBF03')

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (4083) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2003
That's no mistake--an Imperial Stout at 4.5% abv. Very dark and very much opaque, but apparently thin as well, as you might expect. Quite a bit of flavor, chocolate, smoke, roastiness, with an aroma that also shows some plum richness. But for me, the good elements here were overwhelmed by a sharply negative palate effect--highly chalky and astringent, with an otherwise acceptably bitter end. The chalkiness had me grimacing with each sip, even as I kept drinking more and more to give it the benefit of the doubt. (gravity pour at 2003 Kent Beer Festival)

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