TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
275ml bottles(4 of them)shared at our Beer Club,cheers and thanks to Roberto.31st march.2010 vintage.Poured a nice deep pitch black colour with smallish tan head.Aromas of chocolate and oak detected with some liquorice hints.Flavours of chocolate,oak,liquorice,vanilla,coffee,toffee and some smoke detected during the tasting as palates put the flavours into some sort of order.Roberto and I both wondered if this one would stand up to all the hype.The answer was a big Yes,this is indeed a great Imperial Stout.
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
25cl bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks mate. 2009 vintage. It pours a pitch black body with a thin tan head. Bold oaky, chocolatey nose. Rounded out with bacon, coffee, brown sugar, port, caramel and licorice. Medium-full bodied, silky smooth, with a clean, lightly bitter bite in the finish. Very fine brew, but I’m not sure I like this so much more than the base version.Truth is, these are both stellar!
mR_fr0g (1974) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Viscous black dark tan head. Licquorice roast socks aroma. Boozy. Lovely smooth Roasty flavour. Thick viscous palette. Caramel toffee. This beer has a lot of stuff going on.
zampano (7) - DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose pennies vanilla chocolate port caramel. Taste Danish rye bread coffee vanilla sweet oak bourbon. Body slick. Pretty good.
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Reynolds314 (2089) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Leighton THANKS. This is a fantastic beer. Aroma is rich chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, light toasted coconut. Taste is pretty sweet and rich but does not come off cloying. Reminds me a bit of Marshall Zhukov with oak aging. Taste is just packed full of flavor with brownie batter, fudge, raisins, and nice bourbon. Fantastic beers and one of my favorites.
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow this tastes just like a oak aged marshal Zhukov, rich sweet big body, malty and vanilla, awesome stuff
phredrik (999) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 bottle thanks to Scopey. Pours inky black, small brown head. This is a stunning beer. Amazingly well crafted in every aspect. Complex malt profile, chocolate, burnt sugar, caramelized, figs, molasses, oak and vanilla notes, both in aroma and taste. Velvety smooth mouthfeel, perfect level of sweetness, only little residual sugar, dry mouthfeel. Actually eather similar to Mikkeller George Bourbon Barrel Aged. This. Is. Marvellous.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2007 vintage. Thanks Gianluca! The pour is dark and black with a very small tan head. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, big coconut, old cognac, very subtle hi ya of smoke. The taste is sweet most with just enough bitter to balance. The mouthfeel is incredibly smooth, the body is huge and the finish is huge. Wow.
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RichTheVillan (2124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 vintage 275 ml bottle; dark brown pour, glorious velvet like tan full bodied head, rich coffee chocolate aroma, taste is like heaven, amazing balance of rich malts chocolate and coffee, slight smokiness, carbonation is just about perfect with a real slick mouth feel, this English beer lives up to the deseved hype.
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Scopey. 2010 version. Cheers Paul. A thick Black almost oily pour with a tiny Dark Brown head. The nose is pretty vinoes with heavy wooden notes. Choco-chips and mild vanilla notes adds to the sweet side. Brown sugar and a touch of Highland whisky. The mouthfeel is both creamy and oily. Lovely. The taste is clearly like a traditionel imp. Stout with fine salty notes and impressions of oily riggs, hardly roasted coffee and brown real toffees, caufing medicine topped with a deep malty and roasty bitter feeling. A finish that is long with a picking attitude from the alcohol. This is a beauty. Would love to have a few of This one in my celler.