gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black and thick as hell with a foamy, but thin, espresso colored head. Wafts of dark chocolate, smoky coffee, cherries, and cocoa powder. Intense flavor. Red wine tannins, soy, semi-sweet chocolate, dark berries, smoke, and dry cocoa and some peppery bite from the Rye but not much. Very thick and flavorful but soft and smooth at the same time. Finishes semi-sweet, bitter and dry.
madmitch76 (20830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9th March 2016
Tower 42 Tasting. Thanks to Leighton. Opaque black - brown beer, oily looking. Tidy dark tan head. Airy palate, modest fine carbonation. Soft dark malts, touch of cream. Unsweet dark chocolate. Tangy dark fruits. Smooth and slightly viscous finish shows a little licorice. Decent.
markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cloudy ack brown, coffee, toasted grains very sweet. Heavy body oily. Very good.
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drfabulous (5886) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Aaron’s. Dark and sticky with a big dark boozy body and nose. Bourbon. Chocolate. Nice.
mR_fr0g (7847) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared on Level 42 9/3/16. Many thanks to Leighton for this one . Opaque black coloured pour with a lasting mid tan head. Aroma is smooth sweet vanilla, bourbon, chocy, with of jammy fruits. Flavour is composed of milky choc, vanilla, woody, milky dried fruits. Palate is medium full, bodied, bitter, frothy, velvety, cream. Good pretty smooth.
teorn88 (5587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
651ml bottle shared at the Mar-16 Level 42 CW tasting, London. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. It pours a dark deep brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is strong caramel molasses with strong wood some liqueur and some herbs. Taste is rich and sweet bitter, quite dry bitter closing, earthy with more caramel red wine and burnt wood. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty but slightly old
Leighton (17258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared on the 42nd floor - picked up at New Beer Distributors in NYC. Pours oily black with a dense, tight brown cream head. The nose holds well roasted malts, cocoa, light age, scorched earth. Medium sweet flavor with a lot of ashy wood, bitter dark chocolate, brown sugar, earth, leather. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with average carbonation. Lightly warming finish plenty more bitter dark chocolate, burnt earth, woody dryness, hints of dried dark fruits. Really good stuff. It’s got a hard edge to it.
Scopey (11395) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle big thanks to Leighton at level 42. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The aroma is rich roast, dark filthy roast, espresso, dark chocolate, toasted marshmallow and rocky road. The taste is rich, bitter, rich roast, burnt toast, umami, liquorice, charred wood, ashy, coffee grounds and light acidity with a dry, toasted finish. Full body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Great aroma, but the taste is a bit charred. Good fun overall.
Theydon_Bois (15640) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the level 42 tasting, thanks to LKS, 09/03/16.
Pitch black with a dirty tan covering.
Nose is molastic burst, charr, black pepper, spice, cocoa powder.
Taste comprises rich malt, chocolate cake, light mineral trace, faint pepper, bitter roast.
Full bodied, oily feel, semi drying close with a boosted tickle.
Solid impy fayre.
AirForceHops (5675) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle in a trade with SHIG. Pitch black color with a nice level of tan head. Aroma is a nice level of roast, dark chocolate.
The flavor is Deep roast with a nice level of rye. The body is full and dense. Perfect for the style. The rye is nice and lingering, nice stout.
AdamChandler (4192) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks AFH for sharing!!!!! Rating 3,997!!!! HF glass, cellar temp. Pitch black, 1 finger espresso head. smells fantastic. Dark chocolate, a bit of cocoa and really smooth aroma. it smells great. Incredibly great mouthfeel. Smooth, silky good just incredible mouthfeel. Very roasty, a lot of espresso bean, cocoa and just a small hint of vanilla. But this is a great imperial stout. I love how roasted barley just totally dominates.