PotjeBier (2276) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity cask @ In De Wildeman. Black color. Frothy beige head, with quite good retention (!). Aroma’s: chocolate, dark berries, roasted malts. Warming up, the berries become less apparent and there’s more roast. Retronasal it’s roasted, umami, moderare bitter, dark chocolate, mocha. Flavor is light sweet, roasted, umami, cocoa. Alcohol feel is rather mild, body is medium, carbonation is low. Finishes with lots of roast, ground coffee, dark chocolate, light bitter. Quite complex and a classic UK Imperial Russian Stout.
nihtila (2284) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at SRAF. Pours black, tiny brown head, oily texture. Nose is roasted malts, plenty of malts, quite muted for the abv. Taste is very malty, cocoa powder, chocolate, light liquorice. A bit watery for the abv, dry cocoa roasty.
AshtonMcCobb (4413) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the sraf. Close to opaque black with a nice crema head. Dark chocolate and booze. Rich dark chocolate with a coconut underbelly. Big tar finish. It’s not elegant but there is beauty.
tderoeck (7217) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
23/V/15 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: n/a (2015-681) Thanks to Niall for the trade!
Clear dark brown to black beer, creamy irregular beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate, alcohol, dried fruits, sugary. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: bit sourish, some alcohol, coffee, mocha, sweet caramel, very bitter hops. Aftertaste: caramel, mocha, hoppy, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, lots of bitter hops.
gowdy (919) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half pint at The Helensburgh Beer Festival. Very dark colour. No head. Quite thick consistency.
zimbo (834) - SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Starts with some fizz. Dark head. Lightish for weight. Firm roast nose. Smooth rich and deep in the mouth and on the tongue with plenty of strong bitter earthy complexity. Some plain chocolate on there too. Pretty enjoyable.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured virtually black with a beige head. Aroma of roast malt, sweet fruit and fudge. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma. Not bad, but not an outstanding impy.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is huge roasty liquorice, some molasses and chocolate. Flavour is the same, in a good way but a bit one-sided.
RichTheVillan (5461) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cgarvieuk cheers Craig; pitch black pour with a creamy dark mocha head, aroma has rich dark chocolate plus some dark fruits, taste has roasted malts, a hint of smoke, underlying coffee, plain chocolate, some sweetness, detect some dark fruits, cherry and blackberry, a bite of bitterness, viscous mouthfeel, low carbs, pleasant.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6520-20140710] Cask. Roasted grain malt aroma. Black cola body with a quick bubbly tan head. Roasted malt and smoked grains flavour is only a little boozy. Full body feels a little thin. Surprised this was imperial. (7/3-/7/3/15) 3.5
(Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014 @ Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland)