SarkyNorthener (2803) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from National Brewery Centre, Burton. Black beer with small mocha head and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roast coffee. Taste is roasted coffee and bitter dark chocolate. There is some hops mixed in there too. Warm aftertaste. Decent.
GothGargoyle (1598) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with a good sized chocolate head. Aroma is cocoa powder, grilled mushrooms, dates, liquorice, hint of butter. Creamy mouthfeel, medium-full body, roasty on the palate with a hint of booze on the finish. Taste is molasses, soy sauce, roasted malts, liquorice, hint of dark chocolate and wood. Not bad
jd543 (418) - SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a medium-thin chocolate-milk coloured head. Aroma of bread, coffee, dark fruit, chocolate malt. Taste is sweet with a sour and bitter finish. Thick texture with light carbonation. Pretty nice beer, but I’ve had some far more exciting imperial stouts.
EdKing (2095) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Colour is very good. Very dark brown to black opaque with a medium chocolatey looking tan head. Aroma is lots of dark chocolate, dark ripe fruit and dried dates, Marmite yeastiness, molassses. Getting a lot off the nose. Taste is syrupy dark chocolate, Marmite yeastiness, strong roasted malt that lingers on the finish. There’s a touch of black coffee in there, but it’s very smooth. I like this alot. Packed full of flavour yet smooth and chocolatey.
Wombata (482) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: coffee and chocolate
Flavor: coffee and chocolate, grassy hop with some sour notes on the mid-palate, burnt coffee finish.
Comment: A bit flat. May have been in the keg too long or a bit of an off batch. Sometimes this stuff can be much better.
harrisoni (14852) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at Dean Swift. Black/dark brown colour, thin tan head. Choccy aroma. Some dryness, very choccy. Bit simple.
Christian (11628) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBESG August 2011, grand tasting. Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of licorice, soy sauce and fruit. Sweetish licorice dominated flavour with ash and hard roasted malt notes
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at Dean Swift, Tower Bridge SE1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hintso f licorice. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
shoulderbroken (2639) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Edo-bori Beer Belly. Dark brown with a dark beige head of small bubbles. Aroma, not massively strong, bit of spice, bit of coffee, roastiness. Taste is full of roasted coffee, bit of dark chocolate and a slightly herbal aftertaste. Real prickle in the mouth, and a spicy buzz. Nice and thick oily texture and pleasant bitter finish.
Hammy78 (841) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle brought back from Japan by my awesome cousin. Pours a pitch black cola colour. Small dark tan head, clingy lacing spots on the walls of the glass. Aroma is dark chocolate malt, coffee. Tastes much the same as I’ve described for smell, coffee, dark chocolate, malt, slightly bitter. Quite enjoyable.