tipsytoad (85) - - JAN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head, good to the eye. Quite a sharp smell of American hops. Coffee, chocolate and resiny hop flavour, pretty good. Perhaps would improve with age as I think mine was a little raw. Still, another quality brew from one of the best brew pubs in the UK.
zacgillbanks (2148) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This inky black beer pours without any sort of head. It has rich chocolate, warming raspberry, sherry and vanilla flavours with leather and oak on the creamy, lightly smoked finish.
Westchesterco (845) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head the aroma is sweet chocolare the taste is of liqour and lingers withba mocha taste
Iphonephan (3059) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of licorice and chocolate. Flavors of cocoa and tobacco. Smoky finish. Tasty.
MarcoDL (2059) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good Russian imperial stout, but somehow I expected more from it. Good beer, but not brilliant.
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Marble Arch, Manchester 27 Jan 13. Svart. Lavt, litt farget skum med litt lacing. Søt & god sherryaroma med hint av lakris. Smaken balansert. Litt svisker. Kaffe. Sjokolade. Lakris. Litt tørr syrlig ettersmak.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to glass. Black pour with a strong staying thick khaki head. Nose is sweet raisins, dark chocolate, fudge. taste is dark chocolate fudge, sweet fruits, a bit boozy. A lot of carbonation in here. Long sweet finish. A little thin bodied, but it’s good.
after4ever (6088) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, corked and baled. Pours black with a dense and creamy dark tan head. rich sweet chocolate nose with mild notes of dark pitted tree fruit in the background. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Chocolate, cocoa, coffee, and plum mid palate. Long dark roasty finish.
jcartamdg (1876) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of malt, slight chocolate and roast. Taste is malty, bitter, roasty. Kinda one dimensional. Not too exciting.
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Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drunk this now many time, bottles at home and on cask at The Vintage, Leith. This is a fantastic beer. Subtle and balanced. Subtle in this way is not a bad thing. The chocolate, coffee, caramel, tobacco, apple, liquorice and toffee flavours and i’m guessing many other flavours are all subtle and balanced. This is a top notch beer.
AirForceHops (2986) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Oliver’s Beverage Center, Albany. Label reads best before 4/28/2013. Pitch black color with thin tan head. Nose is roasted malts, licorice and ash. Flavor is big English malts with deep roast, burnt day old coffee and a touch what tastes like smoked malt. Even with it a touch past it’s prime, still real decent.