eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
a magnificent imperial stout in every way, from luscious thick body to creamy dark brown head, deep burnt bitterness and a very classy marsala-tiramisu sort of liqueuryness in aroma and finish. my only caveat is the contribution of the wild yeast - i was hoping for more complex esters and some sourness too but got mainly a faint vegetably note (the way some lambics do) ok perhaps some cherry.
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
23rd November 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Palate is airy and mildly dry. Mild fine carbonation. Nice dark malts, light in feel but rich in taste. Little dark malt cream and smooth mild dark chocolate. Finishes smooth and pretty dry with the malts turning slightly bitter. Interesting and tasty.
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Paul. Pours rich black-brown with a foamy tan head. The aroma holds mild char, dark fruits, some toast. Medium to big sweet flavor, some burnt caramel, earth, burnt wood, dried dark fruits. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Rich chocolate on the finish, moderate roast, dark fruits. Solid.
mR_fr0g (4001) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share for Colin’s 40th. Opaque black dark caramel clouded pour with a halo of Tam head. Aroma is booze, caramel., nutty toffee, flavour is nutty caramel, booze, woody, toffee, nice raspberry berry fruit.
Scopey (7455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to me. 2011. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is rich coffee, chocolate, earth, cake, gateaux and general filth. The taste is rich, roasty, coffee, dark chocolate, dirt, ash, burnt wood, treacle, filth and muck with a dry, sweet finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Rich and filthy.
Shark_Pants (266) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours darkest brown with not much carbonation, small mocha head that quickly recedes leaving a soapy brown film. Aromas include charred steak, mocha coffee and some caramel. Taste is bittersweet dark chocolate, a little toffee, then coffee bitter and dries out with peppery charred meat in the finish. Didn’t get any of the purported rumminess or fruitiness. Nice full body and mouth coating. Good Australian imperial stout.
orange_3084 (124) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours near black with a thin golden brown foam ring that clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma of brown sugar, toffee, coffee and chocolate. Full bodied and rich. Lovely sweet taste coats your mouth with enough support from roasty bitternes and alcohol warmth, which leads into a satisfying finish.
vinhol (310) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mil bottle from the brewery aroma is roasted malty aroma black as black with brown head taste is big smooth roasted malty flavour
hallinghansen (2108) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trade from fletchfighters, thanks buddy. Black body with a medium brown head. Coffee, caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, hops, nutty. Soft carbonation. Smooth and round. Delicious.
stoutnick (622) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance - black with some tan head. Aroma is mild dark malt character. Taste is very smooth dark malt, mild soy, bitterness - great straight up imperial stout - subtle but full. Not big on the mouth but makes it very drinkable. Nice malt lingering. Overall, great Australian imperial stout.
KenOath (8) - Surry Hills, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque black with a mocha head. Low carbonation.
Interesting nose with dark chocolate, coffee and boozy/rummy notes detectable.
Big body and flavour. Caramel malt sweetness up front. Bittersweet dark chocolate. Dried fruit. Complex. Rich. Roasty. Mouthwarming finish with some boozy/rummy notes.
Delicious. One of the best from Shaun at Murrays.