Theydon_Bois (10378) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF ’13, 15/08/13.
Mid black with a thin tan head that clears to the edge.
Nose is big roast, ash, subtle ruasch notes, chocolate, dark fruits.
Taste comprises dark roast malts, leather, dark fruits, ash, smoke, cocoa.
Full bodied, fine carbonation with smokey tones.
Decent smokey impy.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured black with a huge tan head (it did not agree with a hand pump engine). Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and caramel. Very full, smooth mouth feel. Initial flavours of molasses, liquorice and dark fruit. Turns to burnt malt, espresso and a little dark rum.
MarcoDL (2448) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whoah, this one has a lot of differentes tastes. Dry and roasted, dark fruits, rauchmalt and of course the hops. The Nelson Sauvin gives it a special touch. Make sure you take your time to recover.
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very dark reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of lightly rauched sweet malt. Medium body, flavour of sweet malt and seaweed, the roasted malt is muted in this and the aftertaste, which is light smoke. Nicely done.
JorgeLee (1298) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GBBF 2013. Jet black colour, nice thick off-white head. A fairly standard well made imperial stout, lots of deep roasty flavours, coffee, burnt toast, healthy boozy taste, long bitter finish. Nice.
rlgk (11701) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 2013. Pitch black beer with a small brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, smoked, peat, hay, caramel, some cream, dades, licorice notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, dades, raisins, warming alcohol, caramel, cream, milk chocolate, tar and licorice. Roasted chocolate finish, cocoa and licorice.
mR_fr0g (4180) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at gbbf 2013. Opaque black caramel with a thin tan head. Sweet toffee some solvent in the aroma. Flavour is sweet caramel soft roast. Full bodied. Silky palate. Smoke is subtle. Really enjoyable.
Leighton (12247) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Beer Temple - Amsterdam. Pours black-brown with a creamy, brown head. Rich roasted malt aroma with moderate chocolate, all-around dark malts, raisins. Medium to big sweet flavor with good roast, just hints of smoke, ripe dark fruits, ash, more raisins, light meat, dry earth. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with burnt wood, restrained roasted malts, light bitter cocoa, dried fruits (especially raisins), very light leather, burnt sugar. Very good stuff, super well balance, not overly sweet or smokey. Great beer.
bierkoning (10654) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Jopenkerk. Deep dark brown color. Apple syrup and licorice in both aroma and flavor. Sweet, roasty, dominant licorice, only slightly tarry.
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
27th September 2012
Borefts warm up at Bier Temple, Amsterdam. Opaque black brown beer, little tan head. Smooth dark malts. Smooth smoke. Lots of sweet bubblegum esters. Finishes semi dry. Quite estery but all right.