dEnk (4129) - 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 (3901) - 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 (7015) - 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)
Beersiveknown (3550) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from alesela
Opaque dark brown with dense mocha brown head that hangs around. Plums and coffee on the nose. Some slight meaty umami and roasted barley notes. Full bodied but not heavy, high cocoa chocolate, touch of vanilla seguing intoroasty toasty barley and burnt blackberry crumble finish. Licorice. Low carbonation.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled at Fergus’ tasting on 26 July. Poured a thick black, with a thin white head. Big aroma of roasted malt, coffee and liquorice. Dark chocolate and burnt malt flavours, with some rich treacle. Nice, full mouth feel. Finish was espresso, tar, light smokiness and a little grassy hop.
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-07-10. Black body modest tan head. 3+ Aroma is fruity, mild dark malt. Light alcohol. Flavour is fruity, bitter finish dark malt core, lingering herbal roast in finish. Bitterness grows on subsequent sips. Alcohol is restrained and mostly hidden by the bitterness. Average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. Cask at Scottish Real Ale Festival
jamestulloch (1787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014. Black body with a thin beige head. Aroma of rich chocolate and liqueur. Flavour of roasted malts, chocolate, a hint of smoke and a bitter, grassy finish. Medium body with a smooth texture. Quite bitter for an Imperial Stout, which I like.
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at SRAF. Pours black, nose is smoky, meaty, chocolate, taste is sweet and thin, dry, tablet, liquorice, chocolate, very bitter.
allmyvinyl (5157) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014. Pours black, no head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate, light raw booze. Taste brings some ash, charcoal, more coffee. Quite sweet. Seemed a bit fresh, but still good.
Stuartyboy (769) - SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask @ SRAF 2014 a dark opquae ale spicy coffee aroma flavour is sweetffermented dark fruit coffee and dark chocolate sweet but bitter on finish