Cybercat (3257) - Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep, opaque coffee brown with a respectable light tan head. Mocha aroma has an overtone of molasses with a touch of miso. Notes of coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, molasses and miso flow over the tongue, and leave a bit of hops in their wake. Texture is firm, smooth, fairly fizzy - not quite what I expect with an Imperial stout, but still good ’nuf. Roast malt & coffee finish has a little bitterness, rounding out a rather nice beer.
Scottishchris (174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bottle shop in Keswick. Pours very dark, no head. Slightly woody coffee and ozone nose. Ashy mouthfeel, quite highly carbonated. Sweet finish. Bitter liquorice and dark chocolate. Like this.
leebotton (189) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Strong bready, malty liquorice aroma. Tastes like chocolatey marmite. Very yeasty, overpowering dark, nearly coffee like flavours. Very bitter.
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweet malts and dark bread on the nose with hints of molasses. Pours dark amber. Sweet bread with molasses and hints of piney hops and hints of earthy peat. Very earthy not a bad beer but pretty light for an imperial stout.
jbruner (2285) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a deep brownish black with bubbly tan head. Aroma is big on the bitter dark chocolate with hints of roast, earth, and a bit of a metallic twinge. Taste follows, a bit too much earthiness and the booze is more prevalent than I would want.
Leighton (10678) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Pours black-brown with a frothy, khaki head. The nose has bit of iodine, burnt wood, dark cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with torched barrel, dried dark fruits, scorched earth, baking cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with more dark, bittersweet chocolate, burnt earth and wood bitterness, a bit of chewy leather, dried fruits, ash. Pretty decent stuff.
wimpyjoe (3715) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Angel, Manchester. Black with a thick frothy head. Strong tasting with a wild bushy floral aroma and taste.
harrisoni (13565) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull at The Craft Clerkenwell. Black beer lasting tan head. Hoppy dark chocolate impy stout. I mean it’s way too hoppy and out of balance. Condition is a little watery. It’s ok hides the abv quite well but lacks balance and poise. Chocolate is ok. Bit of burn on the finish. Bit agricultural. As subtle as a Joel Garner bouncer but without the style.
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
19th March 2014
Craft Clerkenwell. Cask. Clear deep red - amber beer, big tan head. Palate is smooth and dry. Modest carbonation. Strong but dry darkish malts. Powdery dark chocolate and a touch of coffee. Tangy dark fruits underneath including an unwelcome apple tone. More dark chocolate before the very dry finish. Rich tasting beer but over dry and a little chewy.
Fin (7343) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, handpump at The Grove, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire Sat 15th February 2014. Sounds a silly thing to say but the nose is very beery as oppossed to being roasty, coffee or chocolatey. Bitter and roasty in mouth with a bitter and slight tangy milkiness almost a little coffee and chocolate yoghurt maybe. Standing room only here so tricky to rate, suffice to say its v.good. A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.6