gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - NOV 23, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured dark with a tan head that quickly went away. Slight roasty smokey aroma. Found the body light and thin, not what I expect from an Imperial Stout. Taste is also thin, soapy , hard to explain not much character - no roasty, coffee or chocolate flavors, found the taste bland. This is a very disappointing beer, not like anything I’ve had from this brewery.
mR_fr0g (7846) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the big Dave tasting at craft beer Co Islington. Dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a loose dark tan head. Aroma is vanilla, caramel, little salty oxo, tangy caramel. Flavour is composed of sweet, dark brown sugar, little jammy, cocoa, vanilla. Palate is medium full, sweet, vanilla, moderate carbonation. Decent. Little mint.
Popoff91 (48) - Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2016
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
22-ounce bottle. Thick and a little more bitter, with more of an alcohol taste than some other stouts. Not my favorite.
DWestrick (596) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. big bodied, impressive imperial stout. not overly unique for the style, but still very good
Scopey (11367) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craft Islington, thanks to Fergus. It pours black with a small tan head. The aroma is soft, sweet, chocolate, candy, fruit cake, treacle and Dandelion & Burdock. The taste is bitter, earthy roast, chewy malts, spice, alcohol warmth, charred wood and caramel with a boozy finish. Medium - full body and moderate carbonation. A bit chewy perhaps, but a decent enough imperial stout.
oldrtybastrd (4375) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice black body. Aromas of roasted malts/coffee/tobacco. Full flavor malts/coffee and a little chocolate.
tsd08460 (617) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: chocolate, alcohol, roasty, coffee
Appearance: black with a brown head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: light-medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
teorn88 (5581) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
66cl bottle shared at Dave’s tasting @CBC Islington, London. Big thanks to Fergus for this one. It pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel booze and biscuit. Taste is also big sweet boozy and caramely with note of milk chocolate and caramel. Medium bodied with OK carbonation. Overall, OK
Leighton (17227) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Fergus. Pours deep brown with a creamy, tan head. The nose has light smoke, burnt malts, chocolate. Medium sweet flavour with gooey chocolate, scorched earth, raisins, burnt toast. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, more baking cocoa, ripe and dried dark fruits, berries, earth. Nice impy.
Dorkenstein (322) - - APR 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice smell of black licorice, espresso, and roast. Taste is black licorice, dates, roasted malts, and chocolate.
radio_nowhere (1329) - Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into snifter glass, opaque deep brown (black) color with darker tan head. Aroma notes of heavy roasted malt, smoke, black licorice, cocoa and faint coffee. Taste adds dark chocolate, anise, espresso, caramel, ash, oats and earthy bitterness. Heavy-medium body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy, dry with lingering bitter roast finish. Nice roasty bitter RIS.