Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at the 2012 NWAF, Manchester. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair, light tan head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, alcohol and nutmeg. Flavours of chocolate, coffee, roasty malt, caramel and burnt toast. Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. Nice with an oily mouth-feel and a fair alcohol hum.
wimpyjoe (3763) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask @ The Angel, Manchester. Not black but not clear as it has a small red glow and a small off-white creamy head. Has a sweetened nose but not so in taste with bushy floral notes that linger.
rosenbergh (6682) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. 8.1%. BBE Dec/2014. From England. Thanks Jukka! HHOK XVI.
Pitch black colour with a tiny light tan head.
Weak aroma... at first. When it warms up a little bit it shows the true colours. Sweet roasted malt, molasses, liquorice, whiskey sweetness and mild sourness. The flavour is very nice. Tasty. Medicine, liquorice, salty liquorice, dry maltiness, mild berries, molasses, chocolate, dryness, mild sourness and some whiskey notes in the flavour. Complex and truly enjoyable.
Finn (4141) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
NWAF 25 Jan 13. Svart. Filmskum. God sjokoladearoma. Myk munnfølelse. Plommesmak. Søt. Blir litt syrlig etter hvert. Overraskende ensformig.
mike_77 (3037) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasty malt aroma. Quite a thick and luscious texture. Warming, rich, vinous and strong roast bitterness.
Brandman (2068) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014 Black body, brown head. Aroma has some roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and flat acidic medicinal hops. Some body and richer malts in flavour. Bit light for Imperial Stout.
Second rating added 0.2 to total score. More lactic, molasses and coffee. Ripe fruity nose.
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
29th April 2012
Opaque black beer, bubbly pale tan head. Smooth semi dry palate. Light dark malt, nice unsweet dark chocolate. All right.
Rune (7992) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask served from bar 2 at NWAF ’13. Opaque dark body colour. Disappearing tan-coloured head. Aroma contains dark malts revealing hints of liquorice. Blended and rather complex taste of dark fruits and dark chocolate malts followed by a twist of bitter liquorice to the ending. Medium bodied. Smooth in the mouth. Nice (Manchester, 25.01.2013).
imdownthepub (10140) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Lamb & Flag, Oxford. Thick black with slight tan head. This isn’t a normal Friday night beer, certainly, and quite a surprise something this big in here. Rich, sweet, smooth and fruity from the off with a dark chocolate note and a tarry, bitumen hint in the close. Heavy on the palate, a real winter warmer and worth having.
Theydon_Bois (8290) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Euston Tap - 13/03/12.
Pours dark brown with a thin white head.
Dark malt, sweet sugars, cocoa on the nose.
All about the roasted malts in the taste, licquorice but a little boozy which wasn’t disguised well enough.
Didn’t do it for me.
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.