boyntonliquors (20) - San Jose, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is one of beer’s most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.
caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty
resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs
dough, barnyard, cheese, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves
alcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody
glennmastrange (2405) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate toasted and strong coffee for the malt, light to moderate resin for the hops, light earth for the yeast, and tar in the background. Head is small, frothy, brown with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft carbonation, and a finish that’s chalky, dry and lightly astringent. A tasty deep and dark Imperial Stout, but just not as complex as I would’ve liked.
AshtonMcCobb (3675) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - deep black with a nice crema head.
Nose - deep treacle notes and bitter chocolate.
Taste - dry liquorice, big rubbery charcoal and liquorice again.
Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a dry tangy finish.
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ash’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, liquorice, brown sugar, taste is similar, roasted malts, a little bit thin.
allmyvinyl (5757) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb & Stuu666. Pours jet black with a thin tan head, tight bubbles. Aromas of milky coffee, cooked oranges, milk chocolate. Taste light tar, charcoal. Little thin on the finish.
Theydon_Bois (12113) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Chriso Easter tasting, 04/04/15.
Black with a decent tan swirl and edgeing.
Nose is chocolate, tar, spice, dark fruit notes, liquorice.
Taste comprises soy sauce, chocolate, spice, toffee fudge, dark fruit rinds.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok impy if a little basic.
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Airy dark malts. A touch of paint, like it was barrel aged. Mild dry dark chocolate. Light dry finish with a dark chocolate linger. A bit chewy but okay.
Scopey (8515) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ChrisO, thanks to Fergus. It pours jet black with a decent tan head. The nose is earth roast, chocolate, mild acidity, bounty bar and salted caramel. The taste is roasted malt, earth, toast, ash, charred stuff, savoury feel and pepper with a drying finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Rather savoury... and not terribly drinkable.So-so.
The_Osprey (2928) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at ChrisO’s. Black, small foamy brown head. Aroma is mostly liquorice, liquorice allsorts, molasses, light chocolate. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is light biscuity malts, thin coffee sweets, caramel. OK, light flavour. Not an impy in my book.
mR_fr0g (4981) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso easter tasting. Big viscous opaque black / dark caramel brown coloured pour with a lasting thin mid tan head. Aroma is salty caramel, dark choc, roast, little raisin. Flavour is composed of big dark choc, salty, caramel, toasted coconut, Palate is velvety, smooth on the tongue, vanilla, oak, creme caramel. Solid stuff.
rlgk (12838) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at Chris and Ruth 150404. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate and leather aroma, cocoa, hay, licorice, hay, some caramel and raisins. Roasted caramel and chocolate flavor, raisins, figs, licorice, milk chocolate, some hazel nuts, warming alcohol. Quite nice.