Beese (2555) - 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 (3538) - 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.
Osprey87 (2026) - WALES - 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 (407) - 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 (8911) - , 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 (4077) - 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.
mR_fr0g (3941) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at the battersea beer fest. Opaque grey black lasting off white head. Aroma is sweet sugary wood. Flavour is wood sugary, caramel. Some vanilla. Too sweet.
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Bow Bar. pours jet black, lovely long-lasting beige head. Aromas of light coffee and milk chocolate. Taste brings a big liquorice note, alongside fruit in alcohol. Rich, creamy texture and long bitter finish. Very nice.
AshtonMcCobb (2919) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Bow Bar winter beer festival.
Appearance - opaque black apart from a lovely red chink at the bottom of the glass. Lovely crema head that stays. Beautiful.
Nose - austere a hint of milk chocolate but generally a tight nose.
Taste - chocolate and oranges. Some raisins in alcohol. A sticky fruit cake finish.
Palate - large structure with a huge creamy texture and a relatively balanced finish m
Overall - tasty big beer.