madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
30th September 2014
Craft Clerkenwell. Bottle tasting. Opaque dark brown - black beer, good dark tan head. Airy palate, semi dry with good super fine carbonation. Good rich dark malts, but delivered in a wonderfully light way. Good dark chocolate and mild roast. Mildly tangy coffee. Airy finish with a trace of nuts. A very light Imperial Stout that doesn’t compromise on flavour.
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2016 Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Mitch. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Decent snout, some burnt cereal, chocolate, dark fruits. Medium to big sweet with dynamic chocolate, dried dark fruits, earth, leathery dark fruits. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with dynamic dark malt character, lots of dark fruts, gooey chocolate, burnt wood, mild earthy bitterness. Very good.
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at CBC Clerko, thanks to Kenwold, 30/09/14.
Black with a ’doity’ tan head - pure smutzig this one!
Nose carries big rich roasted notes, dark chocolate, spice, Nutella.
Taste comprises dark malts, molasses, toffee fudge, roasted tones, maltesers, booze tunes.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, rich chocolate and lightly warming alcohol in the close.
Solid well joined up impy.
chrisv10 (15518) - DENMARK - JUL 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 9.5%. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, oak, coffee, wood, vanilla, little dark fruit and bourbon. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, little dark fruit, medium sweet, liquorice, hop and medium bitter.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Etched bottle - pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of bourbon, chocolate brownie, oak - medium body
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ ZZT X shared by me. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized dark brown color. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, liquorice, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Taste malts, roasted malts, bourbon, nicely bitter, liquorice, a hint of dark chocolate, lightly a hint of vanilla. Long lingering liquorice, roasty and bitter finish. Medium to full body, perfect carbonation. Wow, this is fucking awesome!
bhensonb (14167) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very dark brown/black with an exceedingly dark 3 finger frothy/creamy tan head. Aroma is super smooth dark chocolate with vanilla notes. Full bodied and creamy. Flavor is a rotating mix of smooth burnt malt, oak, vanilla and something beyond that that seems to be alcohol/bourbon. It’s not dry. But there’s so much flavor that it all works. I am stunned.
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Kenny. It pours jet black with a dirty dark tan head. The nose is rich, chocolate gateaux, cocoa, brown sugar, toast and Scottish Tablet, The taste is smooth, sweet chocolate, coffee, cake, vanilla, roast, Maltesers and dark fruits with slick finish. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Smooth, soft and rather easy-going. Tasty.
bierkoning (12570) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big aroma of malt, roast, coffee, pure chocolate, vanilla
Malty sweet, roasty coffee flavor with lots of bourbon, vanilla, red fruit
Big but complex, sweet but with enough to compensate
Ash in the finish. Nice!!
kermis (11232) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at ZZT 10 thanks to Benzai. Pours black with a thick brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon barrels, oak, molasses, light licorice. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.