Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Milton Keynes Beer Festival 2013. Poured a dark ruby with a scummy tan head. Aroma of molasses, dark rum and Oxo saltiness. Smooth mouth feel. Smoked flavours with some port and prunes. Finishes with roast malt, dark fruit and booze.
evergreen0199 (2297) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at St Albans beer festival 2013, Herts. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, dark fruit aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, dark fruit, some chocolate in there, sweet and rich. Reminded me of a Victorian sweet shop. Very nice indeed.
EdKing (2101) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in The Pembury Tavern. Very dark brown with rusty red hues in the light, thin tan head, oily looking. Nose is lots of dark ripe fruit, prune, plums, estery banana, sweet rotting fruit. Taste is banana, very light roasted malt, ruby ale, English hop, vanilla, lots of that ripe fruit character. Body is not thick. Touch watery yet oily. Finish is all dark fruit with alco kick. Nice but I like my impys with a bit more chocolate.
prawlie (1246) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the Nags Head in Reading. Bubbly yellow-brown head on a black beer. Smooth, light roast, boozy. Hint of nut and vanilla. Boozy sweet and malty aroma. Reasonable, but I wouldn’t go further than that.
yespr (34584) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask at Pembury Tavern. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, chocolate. Bitter, roastedand chocolate. Bitter and roasted dark malty. Bitter and roasted finish.
Cuso (5756) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Devonshire Arms, Cambridge .
Almost black color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, peat. Roasty taste with dark malt, coffee beans, chocolate, notes of dark berries and vanilla. Coffee bitter finish. Nice, tasty, not sweet Imperial stout.
Scopey (8544) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Pembury Tavern. It pours darkest brown/near black with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, earth, dark chocolate, liquorice, treacle and ripe blueberry. The taste is mellow roast, toast, charcoal, berry, blackcurrant jam, plum, earth, liquorice and touch of alcohol warmth with a dry finish. Medium-full body and soft carbonation. Rather quaffable fruity strong stout.
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Syrupy, initially bitter, then fading to a sweet and sustained aftertaste. An appealing appearance, very dark, with very moderate carbonation and a tiny amount of white bubbles. A lovely beer to sip gently but it gets too sweet after half a pint.
downender (6812) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On gravity at the winter beer festival, the Three Tuns, Bristol 23/2/2013. Near black with a thin tan head. Aroma of vanilla fudge, milk chocolate and some toasty malts. Flavour was sweet, with more chocolate, leading to a very smooth, dryish finish with a touch of warming alcohol. Good, but too sweet for my taste.
ryan7stars (1) - rugby, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fantastic example of this beer style. Would be a must recommend to any fans of stronger beers.