Theydon_Bois (5486) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Croydonia Tasting, 13/07/13, big thanks to Leighton for this one.
Mid black with a dirty tan head that reduces to a swirl and edgeing.
Nose is roasted malt, liqourice, dark fruits, burnt rubber, dark toffee.
Taste comprises brown sugars, dark toffee, woody notes, cocoa poweder, light smoked pork, dark fruits, touch of booze.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, boozey finish - a little hot.
Ok impy but lacks depth and sophistication.
Leighton (8751) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Croydonia Tasting - East Croydon. I got this bottle at GBBF last year! Pours black with a creamy beige head. Burnt toast on the nose, some dark malts, burnt marshmallow, light roast. Medium sweet flavor with lots of dark malts, char, dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Dry chocolate finish, roasty, with more char, earthy bitterness. Solid stuff.
Scopey (4693) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Croydonia Tasting. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, vanilla, toasted coconut and nougat. The taste is roasted malt, toast, earth,ash, light acidity, ash, coffee and bitter cocoa, a dry, roasty finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Pretty tasty stuff. Nice Imperial Stout.
aleksander9 (203) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice black appearance With Brown foam. Smells coffee, leather, dark chocolate, burnt. Full bodied, oily texture With small carbonation. Bitter burned chocolate finish With some hops, and. Overall: Okay stout, but nothing special. well hidden alcohol.
Vignale (1656) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB, drygt ett år gammal. En kolsvart dryck med lågt skum. Söt, syrlig och fruktig doft. Söt och tjock i munnen. Ganska syrlig, mycket fruktig, torkad mörk frukt, syrlig fruktig espresso, rejäl efterbeska. Riktigt god.
Philym (358) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Black/brown with thin brown/tan head.
Aroma: Fruit cake, yogurty, malty, roasty, caramel, liquourice, biscuity.
Taste: Medium sweetness, medium/high bitterness, low sourness.
Palate: Light/medium body, smooth texture with quite a full mouthfeel, average/high carbonation with lingering tingling finish on tongue, astringent with lasting bitterness which seems to get stronger, slight alcohol warmth in aftertaste.
Comments: Very tasty and left a glass lace.
davidm (1871) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle at "never stop". Full marks. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Taste is sweet and bitter, with very long length. Palate is creamy and full bodied. Black, with a creamy head.
Andy_ (402) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown beer with small but long lasting tanned head. Aromas of roasted malts and dark bread. The finish is rather short. I had this on tap at a bar so it was a bit too cold for an IS. I’d like to review it again at proper temperature.
Gorm (583) - sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2013 Dyp svart farve med beige skum som forsvinner. Lukt av malt, lakris og karamell. Smak av sjokolade, lakris, malt, karamell og kaffe. Vinmonopolet.
sic1314 (2007) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured very dark with no head, very oily. Aroma of deep roasted malt. Full body, flavour is dry and bitter chocolate, velvety smooth with the dryness lingering.