Brewed by Milton
Style: Stout
Cambridge, England


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Cask; Occasional. Part of the Imperator Range.
A deeply flavoured oat stout, one of the blackest beers around with a remarkable amount of flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19953) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2011
Cask at Pembury Tavern, Hackney, London. Very dark brown. Cocoa aroma. Sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Fruity with cocoa powder dissolved in mixed fruit huice. Slight cocoa bitterness. A bit heavy on the cocoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6523) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 25/11/2011. Jet black with a slight tan head. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma with a touch of sweet fruit. Flavour had much more chocolate, a hint of fudge, grains and a dryish finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2011
Cask on my English stag, Nottingham BF, 15/10/11. A beauty. Deep yellow-tan on pitch. Blackened vanilla, caramel aroma. Slippery and deep. Disappears into ink-smudged fingerprints. No further information available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 A - Coffee and chocolate A - Dark and hazy with thin head T - Straight roasted bitter and a bit sour P - Full and soft O - Nice stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
14th July 2011
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Opaque dark brown beer. Light tan suddy head. Light semi dry palate. Nice rich dark chocolate malt balanced by sweet orange fruit hop. Finishes semi dry. Really nice balance of chocolatey malt and mild fruity hop. Well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
Cask at NWAF, 2011. Black pour with a beige head. Coffee, dark chocolate, licorice and roasted malt aromas. Flavours of chocolate, wood and toffee. Bitter-sweet and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2010
Cask at the Pembury Tavern. Pours opaque brown with a thin, beige head. Good aroma, with the vanilla notes just rising above the roasted malt foundation. Flavor is quite nice. Medium sweetness with semi-sharp, mineral malts, hints of ripe, almost tart fruits, vanilla, faint roast and very delicate hops. Light in body with fine carbonation. The finish seems to be sweeter than the initial taste, with all the preceding characteristics in addition to some maple syrup, along with some light warmth and hints of booze. Overall not outstanding, but very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
Medium brown. Toasty and cocoa aroma. Cocoa and fudgey character. Relatively sweet. There is a hint of tobacco in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
CAsk @ Cloisters. Black with ruby tint gorgeous. Yummy blackcurrant, clove, coal, and black cherry mash in the aromas. Smooth soft palate. Delicious flavors with black cherry, tobacco in the tannic finish, sweet black licorice middle. Excellent base of acidity and chocolate malt without being toasty. Absolutely delicious and sessionable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2010
cask at cloisters ... deep red black ... thin tan lacing ... sweet cherry roast malts ... little licorice nose ... soft sweet licorice ... vimto ... little licorice ... nice

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