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Brewed by Liverpool Organic
Style: Imperial Stout
Liverpool, England
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled at 8.1%

Liquorice, Dark Chocolate & Coffee : Powerful Decadence
Style: Stout
Colour: Black
Aroma: Slightly fruity hops with burnt blackcurrants, liquorice and a slight hint of black treacle.
Taste: Rich strong hoppy bitterness with a full-bodied sweetness and bitter coffee finish with a little fruity malt on the aftertaste.


Benjii's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - JAN 21, 2012
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Cask at The Euston Tap, London on 10 Mar 2012. Poured a very dark brown, with a dense beige head. Aroma of caramel, coffee and cocoa. Dark chocolate in the flavour, with roasted malt and dates. Full mouthfeel. Finish was roasted nuts, spice, earth and treacle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4956) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a dark reddish brown with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is roasted malt,, dark chocolate, The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a smooth rich malt liqourice bitter light coffee palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1474) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Islington on 2nd November 2014. Black with dying light tan non-lacing head. Rich roastiness and chocolate in aroma. Thick, intense roast malts, spices and bitter chocolate in mouth with berry fruits. Powerfully bitter spicy and roasty finish. Engaging, gripping texture and full body. Superb!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2258) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 8, 2014
Cask @ The Angel, Manchester [311014] 7.4%
Dark brown, lot of ruby light through, creamy tan head
Aroma - not much on the nose, touch of dark fruits, almost no roast, hint of apple skin
Taste of dark malts, smooth soft malts, soft plain chocolate, no burnt notes, good rich flavour, no alcohol, tasty stuff
Palate - Medium body, very smooth texture, soft sweet. Finish of smooth dark malts, slight dryness
Overall - Good strong stout, enjoyed this

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7674) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Had this in bottle, picked up at Appleyards Deli’, Shrewsbury during Folk Festival w/e. Consumed at home Wednesday 24th September 2014 Pours black with a tan head. A very good imperial stout seemingly more in the UK mould of this style as opposed to how the US interprete it. This doesn’t have a full on sour or saltiness to compliment the roast flavours like some, though the fruitiness does have a little sourness bristling at the edges and roasted flavours are smoothed out a little. Very nice. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7361) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2014
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
NWAF 25 Jan 13. Svart. Filmskum. God sjokoladearoma. Myk munnfølelse. Plommesmak. Søt. Blir litt syrlig etter hvert. Overraskende ensformig.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3378) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Toasty malt aroma. Quite a thick and luscious texture. Warming, rich, vinous and strong roast bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2143) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
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.


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