Leighton (13826) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up at New Beer Distributors. Pours deep black-brown with a frothy beige head. The nose holds lots of sugary dark malts, burnt marshmallows, raisins, dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor with bitter scorched earth, charcoal, baking cocoa, dried berries. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish, a little sticky, with charred dark sugars, oily chocolate, earth. Not bad overall.
gyllenbock (5728) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at City Beer.
Black with a small tan head. Sweet with chocolate, vanilla, toffee, coffee and dark grain. The mouthfeel was thick and the aftertaste was long. A beer to sip.
jrob21 (2897) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Green’s. Was surprised to see this on the shelf and should have bought more. It was really delicious for a straight impy stout. Sweet, vanilla, marshmallow, chocolate, milk chocolate. Perfect dessert beer. The sweetness and malt all come together really well balanced.
nimbleprop (5790) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle at PPD and then a 12oz bottle at home. Both were identical. Pours a very thick, opaque black with some creamy, tan head. Nose hits every note you think it should, big malt, loads of molasses, lots of vanilla, plenty of milk chocolate, a little cinnamon-y graham cracker, some toast. Quite inviting. Beers like this are usually cloyingly sweet, but surprisingly, this one has a lot of flavors what are well blended, the chocolate, the vanilla, some mild nuttiness, toast, mild coffee bean, brown sugar. Full bodied, sticky finish. Very nice.
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared at RBWG by Chris. Thanks! Awesome sweet marshmallow bomb. Black with tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, nutty, marshmallow, very sweet and s'mores like.
Salmoniform (1222) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with creamy brown head that settled. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toffee, cola, coffee. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and crisp carbonation. Taste is bittersweet with a slightly burnt finish. Overall this is a really nice brew.
maxodom (44) - - JAN 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. smell was pleasant, not overwhelming. dark appearance. marshmallow really came through and tasted just like the name implies. Delicious beer and another great local beer output.
Christpuncher (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love this imperial stout. Marshmallow sweet and very soft to the pallet. You can also really taste the chocolate and coffee in this one. Home run. Had at home
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Scopey (8809) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours opaque darkest brown wit ha small tan head. The nose is soft, sweet, gooey chocolate cake, vanilla, marshmallow, nougat and fluff. The taste is smooth, soft roast, toasty, cocoa, mild spice, light vanilla, earth, mild coffee acidity, charred wood and a touch of alcohol. Medium body and fine carbonation. Great aroma, but not quite the taste to match. Decent stuff.
obguthr (4533) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet coffee, charred oak aroma. Black, thin vanishing brown head. Charred oak, vanilla, and raisins, coffee finish. Creamy, astringent, medium body, alcohol hardly noticeable. Underdelivered on the cocoa and graham crackers. Sweet with a very subtle vanilla note distinguishes this from other imperial stouts.