Cybion (98) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 750 ml. Pours very dark brown with almost no head. Fairly murky. Lots of wholemeal bread and roasted malt on the nose with a backdrop of black coffee, cake and caramel. Alcohol is extremely prominent and perhaps a little overpowering, though from the ABV this wasn’t unexpcted. Right on the edge s of the aroma there’s also something vaguely meaty, reminding me of roast beef monster munch. Taste is a bit simpler, being by and large comprised of sweeter notes like honey, caramel, and muscavado. Finish is quite abrupt though some malty bitterness is present alongside some more bread. Alcohol is prominent again. Thick and smooth on the palate with no carb and a full body. Definitely a pleasant brew but I like my imperial stouts to have a bit more depth of flavour.
StueyD (1438) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark brown coloured beer with reddish tints and an off white head. A surprisingly light burnt malt aroma, treacle, dark chocolate, coffee, then a vinous and meaty aroma comes through. Medium mouthfeel. A mouth filling burnt malt taste, all the malty elements from the aroma come through especially the chocolate, but the vinous flavours are a touch more dominant, with a winey, sherry like flavour, dry grape, plus a touch of smoke and spice. The finish is long and lingering with all the elements staying around.
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MrBlueSky93 (500) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe.
Pours Black with single finger tan coloured head. Aroma of alcohol, cream, chocolate, smokiness, coffee, dark fruits. Low carbonation, quite smooth. Light and smooth malts to start, then some chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, some light sweetness, perhaps vanilla and a wee kick on the abv to finish. Very good!
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at the St Albans Beer Festival 2012. Poured black, with almost no head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit and leather. Medium to full mouth feel. Coffee in the flavour, with bitter dark chocolate and molasses. Finish was burnt malt, liquorice and warming booze.
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, sweet, chocolate, liquorice, raisins. Light bitterness.
The_Osprey (3218) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle picked up last year at a staggeringly reasonable £4. Bottled Sep 2012. Black beer with a small off-white head. Aroma - yeast, alcohol, milk chocolate, smoke, coffee. Body - medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste - very smooth malts, chocolate, some red berry, light vanilla, whisky-and-coke, no alcohol. Just ultra-smooth. Much better than expected. It’s not often my girlfriend likes an imperial stout, but this is one of those rare occasions.
SilverfoX (706) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
massive chocolate aroma, black body with brown edges rich smooth and that lethal strength lurking in there, one of the very best.
jtclockwork (10809) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle for Easter. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of roast coffee, vanilla, roast chocolate, brown sugar, molasses and touch of grassy earth. Medium body.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity Half Pint at Battersea Beer Festival 2014, London in Feb 2014 - Opaque Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, lots of espresso coffee, chocolate, vanilla, toffee, hint of liquorice. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, prunes. Hoppy; some citrusy hops. Very Rich. Smooth. Warming alcohol quite noticeable. Quite sweet roast malty and fruity throughout. Liked this a lot. Very Nice Impy Stout!
johndoughty (4278) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. ( Swing Top ) Black with a small head.Full bodied and malty. Amazingly easy to drink. Expensive but outstanding.