gegwilson (2184) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Open All Hours in Keswick. Pours deep mahogany, almost black with a nice layer of beige foam. The aroma is sweet treacle and cherry. The taste is rich with an initial lightly sour edge. Theres some sweetness too with notes of brown sugar, light spice, chocolate and liquorice. The cherries come through nicely in the fruity finish. The alcohol is barely noticable but provides a pleasant warmth. The mouth feel is smooth. Very pleasant and a nice twist to an imperial stout.
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, spice, some roasted malt, wood and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, cherry, brown sugar and warming alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, alcohol and brown sugar. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar and cherry finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A flat, dark brown beer with a few dark beige bubble. Roasted, bonfire-ish aroma with acetone, some dark dried fruits and a touch of cherries I wouldn’t recognice if I didn’t read the commercial description. It’s quite dry on the palate, soft and sweetish. Warming. Burnt flavor with some dried fruits and a touch of higher alcohols. Lasting finish. Not very good this one, certainly not my kind of Imperial Stout. 150524
Gary (1664) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2015 An excellent fucken Imperial Stout this is a phone rating so no complexity report. . EDIT. I will update with dumb details of this soon. Bottle @ the Magpie and Crown brentford.
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted, cherry, chocolate, taste is sweet fruity cherry, liquorice.
RichardW (1764) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Tebay services. Huge ripe fruit and yeasty aroma, with that subtle aniseed aroma in behind. Beautiful sweet flavour, with brown sugar on the tongue. Warming alcohol that doesn’t smack you in the face, rather creps up on you nicely. Plenty of spice and raisins late on. A very well made beer, looking forward to Number 3....
Beersiveknown (4009) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home from hardknott online
rich, slightly acetic fruity balsamic nose. dark brown black with beige lacing. Thick, full bodied, fruity, sweet, dark fruits, decadent, complex warming but not boozy. Excellent stuff
Garrold (2689) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bier Huis, Ossett. Clear, dark, cherry red. No head. Black cherry. Cherry liqueur chocolate. Taste is sweet, cheap, cherry liqueur chocolates. Harsh, boozy palate. Finish is sweet and boozy, and not a lot else.
kraddel (4592) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Barely Legal Tasting Room
Pours dark brown . No foam possible !
Smell is pretty plastic-ish ( like a lot of the brewdog Abstrakts seem to have ) , and rather light .
Taste is intense , roasted malts, chocolate aspect . Liquorice, sweet, some oats ( way in the back ) Low carbo, thin mouthfeel . Taste exactly like the line of AB’s , but is not nearly as expensive. An OK beer in general, but nothing to go wild for . When reading the fruits are in here, you can taste them, but its very well blended in, so in a blind tasting, I would have never guessed it .