cthomas2390 (223) - Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with nice beige head. Raisins and apples on the nose, chocolate comes through just slightly. Fruity, warming alcohols with a bitter, roasty finish. Medium body and low carbonation. A very subtle imperial stout.
MichaelAwesome (4314) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mit McTapps geteilt. Sehr speziell, da dick, kräftig, irgendwie voller Kaffee, Malzen und geröstetem Gemüse. Ich bin kein so großer Kaffeefreund und mit Röstungen habe ich dann und wann auch meiner Schwierigkeiten. Ganz ok, aber kein großes Kino.
McTapps (4331) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Middle Farm Cider Center. The beer pours out in a deep black colour with steady low head and medium body. Aroma of torf, malt and coffee. Taste of malt, torf, barley, coffee, chocolate, woods and leaves. Earthy with a dry finish. Enjoyed it.
Theydon_Bois (9131) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14.
Black with moderate tan spotting and edgework.
Nose is dark fruits, liqourice, light roast, plummy notes, faint chocolate, toffee.
Taste comprises figs, liqourice, dark fruits, spice, earthy vibes, dark toffee.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a roasty vibe and a trace of booze.
Decent fruit forward impy.
AdiBeer (1358) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: heavy molasses, chocolate, coffee and toasted malts. Appearance: black, small, creamy light brown head. Taste: moderate sweet, light bitter. Palate: full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, light bitters. Overall: very creamy sweet palate, turning slightly bitter with some chocolate - fantastic Imperial Stout. Pint at the GBBF 2014, Kensington.
Erzengel (2754) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Malty intense nose. The beer stars very viscous. Great thick. Roasted/burned malt, dried dark fruit, plums, molasses. Included in the picture is a nice intense bitterness that fits in great! Very intense. The aftertaste is very long and viscous. Dark sugar, roasted/burned malt, very dry for this ABV. Plums, nice bitterness. A great round and extreme intense brew!
jjsint (831) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2014. Very near black. Quickly dissipating tan head. Fantastic aroma of molasses, vintage port and naked alcohol. The sweetness is quickly challenged by a full hop bitterness. Full palette but with a slightly acrid aftertaste. Verdict: not perfect but very, very good. Dangerously drinkable.
Osprey87 (1821) - WALES - AUG 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF. Black, small ring of head. Aroma is sticky sweet molasses, smoke. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is very sweet ash, liquorice, tangy ashy finish. Potent stuff. A touch sweet for me, but excellent nonetheless.
CapFlu (4549) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This blew the cap and half the beer ended up on the table and floor. Pours a huge overflowing head that settles to nothing in 3 minutes. Nose is huge too... resin, raisins, and soya sauce. Very robust, chalky, molasses, sherry. Very delicious. Thanks Alex.
evergreen0199 (2075) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle form Harveys brewery shop, Lewes, East Sussex. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Rich, sweet, roasty, dark fruit aroma. Tastes rich, slightly sweet, some coffee, dark fruit, some chocolate, smooth drinking. An excellent Imperial stout indeed.