Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity at the Battersea Beer Festival 2013. Poured a thick black, with a thin tan head. Aroma was not particularly great; stewed fruit, beef stock and liquorice. Mouth feel was pretty full. Flavours seemed rather hidden; dark fruit, chewy malt and cake. Finish was sweetened coffee, cooked apples and a slight salty note. Sadly, I don’t think was the beer at its best.
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 275 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de céréale grillée et de chocolat noire. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de petits fruits et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #5079)
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
Within this complex Imperial Stout thrive roastiness, dark chocolate, vinous fruitiness, cookies and mild earth, a profile sealed by roasted malt bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the darkness.
-The aroma is deep and alluring.
-The mouthfeel is richly sweet; this is a dessert brew, no doubt.
-There is no sign of alcohol whatsoever.
-This beer is proof you don’t need a monster of an Imperial Stout to create something complex, flavorful and on the verge of being decadent.
Rob_D_UK (1262) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and alcohol. Flavour is coffee, liqourice and alcohol
brontebeach (169) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with tan head than thins. A notable aroma, freshly sawn timber. Smooth and balanced with light carbonation. A residual warmth with raisin. Probably one of the best beers from Harveys.
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madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7th October 2012
Opaque black - brown beer. Tidy tan head. Smooth palate, a little viscous and dry. Strong dark malt but only mild roast and bitterness. Unsweet dark chocolate and a traces of marmite and spicy bubblegum. Semi dry finish. All right!
BeerViking (3106) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at 8%, best before 2010, violets, faint sour plums, tobacco and black treacle on the nose, pours thick and oil-black, with a lasting fine brown head. The body brings burnt treacle and tobacco, hints of coffee and old red wine.
fiulijn (16400) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012-10-07, bottle from One Pint AS, bb Dec 2010 (4+ years old?), batch CIL, 8-4-9-4-17=42
Pitch black color with majestic brown head, compact and persistent. The aroma is very interesting, with roasted malts, dark chocolate and cacao nibs, light tobacco and vanilla, light sourness, very light phenols. Smooth mouthfeel, still quite round; very good flavor of roasted malts and dark chocolate, with a light touch of Christmas spices, some molasses, tobacco, very light sour touch; correct bitterness.
2012-05-11, bottle at Danske Ølentusiasters Ølfestival 2012, Copenhagen
bb Dec 2010, batch CIL, 8-4-8-4-17=41
The botle is gushing a bit; black color. Sourish chocolate aroma. Smooth and rich chocolate flavor, with some light sourness; it has a vinous character.
berkshirejohn (5093) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
275ml bottle from an Offie in Hastings. Pours like used engine oil, a deep, shiny, luminous black colour with a ring of beige head; the aroma is full of sweet toffee coated nuts and earthy, sozzled, raisins; on taking a sip, the flavours explode in the mouth - tawny port, bitter chocolate, anchovies, moscavodo cherries, italian coffee - finally subsiding to a rich, chocolatey, licorice finish. An astounding beer.
SilkTork (5398) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
275ml bottle from wine shop in Brighton. Bloody gorgeous. Black as hell - and deeply delicious. Soft as pillows, creamy stout with dark bitter notes. Splendid array of flavours. This is easy drinking beer, inviting, almost compelling, and ends too soon. I love this beer with a passion, and want to die drinking it.