davidtjm (604) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is toffee, coffee, malty. Taste is toffee, malty, coffee, chocolate, malts, finish is bitter and malty, body is medium, carbonation is soft. Top stuff
Sjohnh (287) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark, slight off-white head, leaving a trace of lacing. Full body. Roasted malts and dried fruit on the nose. Flavour has a touch of fruit and milky coffee behind strong malts and liquorice. Very bitter finish.
mike_77 (3482) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Indyman - Black with thick, creamy coffee head. Plenty of roasted malts in the aroma. Taste is rich and smooth. It’s a bit boozy but also rich and warming with roasted malts aplenty.
Bammers54 (58) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, I really liked this smooth imperial stout, very good coffee/chocolate after-taste, masking the high ABV makes this a very accessible strong beer
Rune (8582) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from keg, taster on the house at Craft Beer Co in Clerkenwell. A covering layer, tan-coloured, at the top of a near-black coloured body. Rich aroma of brown and black malts with a touch of dark fruits. Deep malt-fruity taste, dark chocolate and dried fruits promoting a little impression of sherry. Long-lived, mid-sweet, malt-fruity finish. Full bodied. Lovely (London 28.09.2014).
minutemat (1888) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from, I think, Beermoth. Been sat on the beer shelf for quite a while now I felt it’s day had come. Pours black with a nice beige head and big whalloping dark malt aroma. Not too heavy with a nice bitter balance, some smooth liquorice and chocolate and a nice helping of dark malts. Lovely stuff.
s_hartshorne (1875) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at my friends wedding. Black good tan head. Aroma is tobacco roasted malts smoke raisins. Taste is similar some alcohol nice bitter finish. Medium body. Really good this.
jamesie1857 (1492) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Beer Huis, Ossett - Thick black body, thick tan head initially, fading to a thin lacing film. Nose is dark chocolate, liquorice, smoke, boozy roasted malts amongst others. Taste is a strong burnt nutty mouthful, smoky, bitter with a lovely robust mouthfeel. Excellent effort.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at The Exmouth Arms, Farringdon on 25 May. Poured black, with a dense tan head and good lacing. Strong aroma of treacle, burnt oak and tobacco. Initial flavours of tar, molasses and burnt malt. Nice, thick mouth feel. Finish was really smooth malt, syrup and port. Very fine imp stout.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark brown with finger thick tan head.
Aroma: Toffee, butterscotch note, bready malt, spice, grassy.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness, medium bitterness and sourness.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, light/medium body, low carbonation, lingering dry bitter butterscotch, burnt malty, peppery finish. This comes after an initial sweetness.
Comments: Very good and glass lace. Batch 3448.