RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (2006). Black beer with a wispy brown head. The aroma is sweetly roasted, and the flavour is deeply rich and sweetly roasted. Overall a nice sweetly roasted tasting beer.
wyzzywyz22 (1842) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (2006) The Offie, Leicester. Wow. This met all expectations and probably exceeded them. Looked, smelled and tasted awesome. Incredibly complex and words alone cannot do this justice. Well up there with the best I have tasted and fully deserving of its lofty status on here. A real treat to savour and worth every penny. Seek out and ENJOY. Nuff said.
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2008 Bottle thanks to WeeheavySD. 2005 vintage. Thanks Jon. Really light body to this one came as a real surprise. Very easy to drink and had a nice mouthfeel. I didn’t think there was that much there in the flavor profile. Off flavor of soy was detectable. Rerate 2006 vintage shared by Miketd. 2006 was definately better than the 2005.
cgarvieuk (12827) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2014 Dthe 2000 anniversary drunk 2013.... Deep brown... Thin tan head.. Soft roast... Deep roast.. Dark malts... Sweet toffee... Honey malts nose... Rich malts sweet toffee... Soft sweet toffee... Deep rich oxidation... Lightest soya... Dark malts... Complex and interesting 4.3
For my historical ratings see my wifes account sgarvieUK
2011 ... deep black ... light head ...head dissappears .... soft sweet berries fruit nose ... big roast ... big berries ... deep roast ... fig and plums ... juicy roast malts ... soft sweet roast fruits little more alcohol ... softer smoother ... big oily body ... 4.6
2011 drunk 10/13... deepblack ... small tan head ... deep roasrt ... chocolate malts ... big berries ... big oak ... plums ...soft chocolate nose ... soft smooth chocolate ... light alcohol ... mellow chocolate ... plums and cherry chocolate ... mellow soft and smooth ... deep malts ... coffee .. its so deep rich roast but smooth ... cracking 4.7 ... loving it
Bottle at Home 11/2013.... Hand laced with an Aji Limon ~6 weeks ago ... deep black ... and thin tan head .. not much less than a fresh bottle ...soft roast ... massive capsicum nose ... light meaty malts .. deep roast ... massive massive chilli ...im surprised how much its got a kick ... (more than my Aji Chilli sauce)... i have a non chilli bottle open but im nottasting much now... so gonna pass but the chilli one scores 4.4 man i love the burn
Bottle at home ... Feb 2014 ... 2011 vintage .. deep black ... thin tan head ... soft meaty chocolate almost rum nose ... light meaty overtones nose ...dark malts ... sweet roast ... plums and figs ... light mellow malts ... ligth sweet malt ... soft toffee ... plums ...biog soft oak ,,, nice and soft .. quite a big oaky finish 4.6
Bottle at home ... March 5th .. deep black ... thin tan head ... soft dark roast .. plums and chocolate ...sweet berry chocolate bars ... dry oak nose ... big roast ... big berry fruits ... light roast body ... figgy ... rich roast ... chocolate ... soft oaky finish ... im noticing the oak much more this time havingh missed it in the regular just a few dayts ago 4.6
leaparsons (7688) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2006 Version. Very dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas are chocolate and molasses malts with tobacco, smoky notes and some wood. Sweet vanilla with cream and spices. Flavours are warming alcohol with smooth, sweet chocolate milikshake. Smoky and herbal with soft berries. Vinous with cream. Warming, strong, rich and filling. As good as a trappist beer. Brilliant.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 275ml @ home. [ My UK Beer # 1000 ]
[ Courtesy of Mes_and_Sim ]. [ Vintage 2005 ]. Clear dark black color with a large, creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, dark berry - forest berry, cigar - tobaco, wood, oak, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is full, texture is oily - syrupy - creamy - smooth, carbonation is soft - flat. Plain and very very complex and very easy to drink ... give me more ;o)) (020708)
DSG (4932) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 29, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 2005 vintage. HUGE thanks to Phil_L for giving me this at the last ZBF just out of generosity. I wanted to save this for a special occasion but after trying and really enjoying the regular Good King Henry it got harder to keep seeing it just seating in the cellar. Black-colored with a small bubbly brown head. Wonderful aroma full of chocolate (pralines), some alcohol, light fruitiness and some oaky notes. Flavor is sweet upfront with some chocolate notes, caramel and some fruitiness, continues slightly drier, very roasty, with some coffee, a great woody touch with vanilla notes and a bitter finish with big roastiness and a bit of alcohol. Full thick-bodied with light hints of alcohol on the tongue. A bit acidic and maybe lightly salty when I pour the bottom of the bottle. A magnificent balanced Stout.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn, I hate it when I get guilted into rating.Bottle shared from Douglas88. Thanks for the very special brew. So many flavors blended together and harmonizing perfectly like all 50 members of Jet. ( they were a band in the 70’s) You now when you enjoy an Expedition Stout, the flavors can almost yell at you: "hey,grey haired old guy, this is the molasss crew over here smacking your taste buds or " gee can you guess that we are from the Coffea canephora family?". The flavors in this brew whisper in your ear. Simply a wonderful brew.
douglas88 (5472) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A huge thanks to Doppelganger for this bottle. What a find. 275 ml bottle September 2005 vintage drank August 2008. Pours a dark brown body with a nice medium orange brown head that stays throughout. The nose is very strong and awesome; cocca, burnt malts, light dark fruits and some hints of oak. The flavor is very damn complex and so good; smoke and woody, almost meaty flavors, some barrel and soy sourness, sweet chocolates and roasted malt. I drank this with footbalm and he remarked aptly that this beer is so full of flavors, none of which are overpowering in any way. Just full enough to give you the ability to taste it all. Amazing.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Ken for this one. Dark black color with a creamy brown head. The aroma is predominantly alcohol at first, quite boozy, then lends itself to chocolate, bittersweet cocoa, sweet dark fruit, and dark fudge eventually comes through. Flavor has a tangy sweetness, smooth bittersweet chocolate, a light bit of coffee, and slight lactic sour quality at first but then fades. Not too tick or heavy, delightfully smooth imperial stout.