Leighton (13189) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Pre-Christmas CBC - Clerkenwell Tasting, London. Thanks to Colin for bringing this back from his Italian travels. Pours oily, black-brown with a tight, beige cream head. Burnt wood in the nose, light tangy fruits, cocoa. Rich bitter cocoa flavor, light burnt rubber, dirt, roast. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Dry finish with bittersweet cocoa, dark sugars, earth and dirt. Interesting impy stout. Not straight-ahead, so nice to something a little different.
Theydon_Bois (11416) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at pre Xmas tasting (Dommus Birrae, Roma) - 21/12/12.
Mid black with a thin tan head that retains well.
Nose is bitter roast malts, sour tones, touch of smoke.
Taste follows, bitter chocolate, dark malts.
Medium bodied with light (over!) spritzyness in the carbonation, dry finish.
A bit of a let down to be honest.
Beersiveknown (3630) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of theydon bois.
Thick black beer, fizzy tan head, tobacco and leather, rich coffee and chocolate, light carbonation, long toasty dry finish.
Holmen1 (3193) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff mai-12 (italiensk salatbar): tok bare et bilde, noe som tyder på at den var god. Må prøves ved første høve. Iflg andre anmeldelser en smaksrik og lettdrikkellig imp.stout. Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff sep-13 (restebordet): god bæraroma og fin karbonering som gir god munnfylde. Deilig og balansert, med stor ettersmak.
Foffern (1381) - Bodø, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Veitafan. Vintage 2010. Pours a pretty black colour with a frothy brown head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, dark wood, dried fruits, leather, black currant and nuts. The flavour is with more roasted coffee and some barbecue sauce. The mouthfeel is soft and oily, and has a medium bitterness. A wonderful and great imperial stout.
sic1314 (4407) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Borefts 2011. Poured black with a tan head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit roast malt. Full bodied with flavour of dark chocolate, coffee raisin and roasted malt with a slight sour hint. Dry, roasted aftertaste.
anders37 (18541) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
BMan1113VR (7894) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a massive brown head over a near black hued completely opaque body. Aromas show a lot of roast, chocolate, malty notes, coffee, molasses, light smoke and marshmallow. Very enticing aromas. Flavors are nutty and a bit smokey. Roasty with a bit more of an ashy presence than I like. Good malt character, low esters and low alcohol. Medium bodied, with slightly fuller carbonation.
madmitch76 (17031) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
26th June 2010
Opaque black beer. Small tan head. Minerally dark malt nose. Fairly light palate, a little dry. Smooth dark malt that is not roasty or bitter. A licorice streak with subtle esters of banana and spicy bubblegum. Finishes with the malt getting sweeter but with a trace of coffee and more minerals.
fugitive (1507) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 375ml. Color black with big creamy brown head. Aroma sweet, chocolate, roasted, alcohol. Taste sweetbitter, coffee, chocolate, roasted, wood, dry.