jampura (66) - FINLAND - JUL 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Positiivinen yllätys. Tuhti, reipas tiukka maku. Hyvin paahtunut, eli siinä kitkerän rajalla.
MartR (275) - Aespa, ESTONIA - JUL 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oh wow.. what’s the funky taste. I can’t get a hold of it. Feels like lactose, but it’s not. Coffee definitely, but not only that. Melted and burnt chocolate. Nicely full bodied and reasonably toasted (roasted). I also get some hoppiness. At first the booze was tickling a bit and later the hop bitterness takes over. Well good, that’s what I wanted.
The_Osprey (5732) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Canary Wharf. I’ve written down ’Laitila Kievari Olutta’ 9.2%. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. Black with a small foamy brown head, dotted lacing. Aroma is treacle up front, chocolate syrup, floral. Body is smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is coffee, salty, molasses, floral, earthy, dark malts. Decent. (3.5)
anders37 (22479) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice, caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.
dwyerpg (5489) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice imperial stout that borders right on the edge of being too sweet but doesn’t go over. Very thick with a full roasted malt body. Good stuff.
madmitch76 (21503) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
17th April 2016
Opaque dark brown beer, big fluffy tan head. Airy palate, mildly dry. Reasonable fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts, a little dark chocolate. Light tang. Touches of dark fruits and coffee. Malty dark chocolate finish, like dark chocolate malteasers. A light and approachable RIS.
mR_fr0g (8494) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared on Level 42 9/3/16. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. Viscous opaque black coloured pour with a dark tan head. Aroma is dark choc malts, some plum jammy fruits, harsh alcohol. Flavour is composed of tangy bitter dark choc, plummy Figgy passing, bitter dark choc. Palate is medium full bodies, grainy, solvent, moderate carbonation. Velvety. Lingering hot alcohol, little headache inducing. Rich dark choc.
teorn88 (6038) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle shared at the Mar-16 Level 42 CW tasting, London. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. It pours a dark brown color with small beige head. Aroma is sweet and herbal, with molasses, some cardboard and herbs. Taste is sweet molasses upfront then more bitter herbal liqueur and burnt wood. Old cardboard and molasses. Light to medium bodied with light to ok carbonation. Overall, ok
Scopey (11951) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at level 42. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The aroma is rich, roasted malts, brown bad, chocolate cake, malt loaf and earth. The taste is rich, malt loaf, salty, umami, roasted malts, coffee grounds, sticky, herbal, light spice and charred wood with dry, roasted finish. Full body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Not bad.
Leighton (18005) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2016 Bottle shared in London - picked up in a trade. Pours black-brown with a frothy, tan head. Hearty burnt toast in the nose, sugary chocolate, earth, cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with notes of licorice, ashy roast, bittersweet cocoa, scorched earth, raisins, old leather. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming finish, with lots more bitter dark chocolate, more earth, dried dark fruits, raisins, some woody dryness. Good stuff.