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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A complex black stout brewed with Belgian candy sugar. Delicate chocolate aromatics cascade into coffee, dark fruit and vanilla flavors.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (499) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Draft. Pours dark. Malt nose. Some chocolate and coffee notes. Medium mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle shared at the 2015 edition of the chriso Pre-GBBF tasting - London. Cheers! Pours mostly clear brown-black with a creamy, beige head. Meaty aroma, with lots of dark malts, light metal, roast. Medium sweet flavour with ashy roast, baking cocoa, scorched earth. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Rich dark malts in the finish, with more bitter chocolate. Nice stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (5969) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle share at Chriso’s. Black, small foamy tan head. Aroma is very sweet and sickly with treacle and some booze. Quite one-dimensional. Body is light, soft carbonation, foamy. Taste is sweet with booze showing up, thin ashiness, dry finish. Pretty below-par imperial stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (7994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle@Chris and Ruth’s Pre-GBBF 2015, London - pours black with beige head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste, with chocolate, coffee, caramel and vanilla sweetness edge, sweet to roasted finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF 2015. Black beer with an beige head. Roasted chocolate licoice coffee aroma. Hoppy roasted grassy licorice coffee chocolate flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (12247) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle at Pre-GBBF Shindig 2015. It pours near black / darkest brown with a tiny beige head. The nose is soft, rich roasted maltage, earth, coffee, toasted sugars and sweet caramel. The taste is sweet, oily, boozy warmth, earthy roast, charred wood, umami, maltesers, dark fruit and toffee with a warming finish. Medium - full body and fine carbonation. A bit sweet and charry. Alright I suppose.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21796) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
8th August 2015
Pre GBBF tasting at Chris and Ruth’s. Almost opaque brown - amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and smooth and semi dry. Dark chocolate malts, some Malteasers in there! Trace of tangy dark fruits. Whisper of spice. Light finish. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6537) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle at Chris & Ruth’s pre GBBF shindig; coca cola brown pour with a frothy beige head, aroma has toffee plus some dark fruits, taste has dark fruits along with some roast, a hint of coffee, fine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17165) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at pre GBBF 2015. Black beer lasting tan head. some oil some chocolate sponge. OK. Not too extreme. OK. Some butter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18114) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s Shindig 2015. Black beer with a decent beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, cocoa, licorice, vinous notes, caramel, some citrus. Hoppy roasted flavor, grassy, hay, licorice, caramel, chocolate cocoa notes. Quite nice.


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