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Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Imperial Stout
Millom, England
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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottle conditioned; Special.
It’s a triple imperial stout with lots of stuff in it. It’s full of beans, three different types in fact (coffee, vanilla and cocoa). It’s 11% and black. You wouldn’t neck it very fast, it will be seriously expensive for one thing. Also, you wouldn’t drink much of it because of the intense flavours. It is unlikely to cause major drunken behaviour mainly because it is aimed at beer geeks rather than tramps.


tiong's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4349) - Espoo, - JAN 26, 2013
330ml bottle

Pours dark brown, almost black with a tiny brown head. Aroma of stingy vegetables, roastiness, hints of cocoa and vanilla. Taste is strong with roasty vanilla notes, hints of stingy vegetables, cocoa and coffee. Finish is strong and malty with some roastiness and hints of vanilla. A bit unbalanced, feels like it would be slightly better from a fresh bottle.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (767) - CROATIA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle; pours black with almost no head; slightly bitter aroma of dark malts, roasted coffee, with hints of chocolate and vanilla; taste is bittersweet with chocolate, roasted coffee, with some licorice and vanilla notes; finish is dry and bitter; very complex but very nicely done

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fashawn (341) - Montesarchio, ITALY - JAN 19, 2015
coffee, nuts, bread, chocolate, caramel, for the aroma, with some vanilla. black, sparklin with frothy, brown foam. heavy cloying sweetness leading To A lightly bitter. full body, creamy, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, with a bit of astringent.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3893) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours black, thin brown head. Aroma is exploding with strong coffee notes, dark chocolate, ash, vanilla. Flavor lacks the intensity of the aroma, got mostly ash and soy sauce, burnt wood. Coffee and vanilla in the finish. Slightly disappointed, because the aroma was so good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
33cl bottle at Chriso’s Christmas tasting, London. It pours a dark brown color with a small brown head. This one is sweet boozy bold rich chocolate. It has loads of coffee and vanilla notes. Overall, great

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6485-20140708] Bottle. Charcoal roasted malt and olive oil aroma. Brown black body with a quick foamy tan head. Syrup roasted malt flavour has long sweet syrup aftertaste and some vanilla notes. Full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
Overheard: "Same thing we do every night, Craig." "Yep, try to drink all the world."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4745) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s winter tasting 7/12/2014. Dark caramel brown coloured pour with a halo of off elite head. Aroma is spicy veg, nutty choc, pumpkin. Palate is sweet, nutty, moderate carbonation. Really full an d sticky. Flavour is nutty, coco, vanlla. Interesting. bit too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
33cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2011, with vanilla, chocolate and coffee, from Ales By Mail (UK), complex sweet Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly fruity/spicy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, good brew, yet expensive!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2888) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. An Inky black beer that pours with no head. It has an oily mouthfeel, an extremely powerful coffee flavour, warming chocolate and vanilla followed by a bitter hoppy, coffee and sweet warming finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerViking (2934) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle, like alcoholic toasted treacle and liquorice, sweet yet dry and just bitter enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
2014-07-08. Dark brown black body headless. 3+ Aroma is modest sweet dark malt, some vegetal green coffee character. Flavour is fairly sweet, rich dark malt. Lightly fruity. Lingering lightly tangy dark malt. 7+ Smooth medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. 4+ Bottle, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh


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