Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2015 Cask at the WHOAF 2014. Pours oily black with a bubbly brown head. Dark fruits and burnt sugars on the nose. Medium to heavy sweet flavor, a little sickly, with char, strong sugar, grapes, wood, raisins. Full bodied with fine carbonation; chewy. Warm and very sweet to finish, sticky, bitter burnt wood, baking cocoa. So so. Hefty. (November 2014, score: 3.3)
Bottle shared at chriso’s post-GBBF shindig 2014 - London. Pours oily black with a creamy tan head. Rich, burnt malts dominate. Some tar, old raisins. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Dark fruits in the finish, burnt toast, earth, big chocolate character. Lovely stuff. (August 2014, score: 3.8)
Scopey (12705) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at 32nd WHOAF. It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is mild smoke, milk chocolate, treacle, rocky road, earth and candy. The taste is rich, tarry, burnt rubber, charred wood, treacle, toast, dark fruit, peppery, rocky road and leather with a very dry finish. Full body, lift carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Sticky stuff. Ok.
StueyD (1567) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black beer with a latte coloured head. A potent aroma of burnt malt elements, nutty, chocolatey, espresso coffee, ripe red fruits and raisiny dried fruit. Rich and full mouthfeel. The taste continues in the same vein as the aroma, mouth-filling dark malt flavours, bitter chocolate, coffee, nutty, then the fruits come through to add a slightly smoother sweetness. The finish is long, lingering and has all the elements from the taste.
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cthomas2390 (228) - 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 (6471) - Wanne-Eickel, 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 (6500) - Reutlingen, 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 (17224) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.
MrTipple (3672) - 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 (7889) - 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 (2374) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 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.