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Brewed by Liverpool Organic
Style: Imperial Stout
Liverpool, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


davegore's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle from local craft off licence, pours almost black with a light tan head, toasted malted notes on the nose, lovely coffee and chocolate in the mouth, slight burnt tinges..very very nice


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (3900) - 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 (6827) - 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 (4201) - 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 (3122) - 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 (2076) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
29th April 2012
Opaque black beer, bubbly pale tan head. Smooth semi dry palate. Light dark malt, nice unsweet dark chocolate. All right.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8047) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2013
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).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10235) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8692) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2012
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.


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