mcberko (6873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma reveals notes of oak, wood, cocoa, dark fruits and some roast. Flavour is complex, with notes of dark fruit, cocoa, and some roasted malt. Finishes lightly sweet with notes of raisins and cocoa. Excellent stuff.
Ferris (4736) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Lot 721 - Roast malts, molasses and Berry notes. Deep brown black with a decent brown head. Herbal, cocoa and some fruity berry notes, rich and nice.
CraftBeerNick (963) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, 26th October 14. Pours jet black. Aroma roasted malts, slight liquorice, a touch of leather. The taste is rich, bitter, and dry, roasted, toasted malts. Good imperial Stout
BoBoChamp (5659) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, exclusive English brew, thx alot to Tad for bringing this over!, very complex Stout, roasted and slightly spicy/fruity/sweet, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!
ABT_S54 (177) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours a pitch black colour with a wonderful brown head which billows nicely. Aroma is heavy burnt malt and dark fruits. Taste is wonderful notes of dates, blackberries, burnt malt and coffee notes. Sweet initially with a very slightly bitterness which finishes with a slight tartness. Best English beer I have tried by a very long way. Must find the reserve version of this.
Storm_Warning (79) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Currently drinking. Wonderful aroma of liquorice, dark fruit, port, toffee and molasses. Pours as a dark black vessel which harbours a tall and thick tan head which slowly dissipated to an outer ring. Tastes of rich burnt malts, molasses, dark chocolate, light coffee, earthy and herbal hops, slight smokey whiskey finish which lasts with a black malt bitterness. Soft tingly carbonation, thick and full body and silky texture. Overall, absolutely sensational, by far the best English imperial stout I have had, and it's brewed a mere 25miles away from my house! Lovely job!
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symmetric (65) - - SEP 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, cheers Craig. Rich tobacco, treacle, and slightly smoky aroma, with a hint of raisin and plum underneath. Inky black pour. Creamy chocolate and bitter cocoa flavour.
Garrold (1608) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, via Eebria. Clear, dark red. Halo of light brown head. Sweet blackberry. Rum truffle chocolate. Taste is milk chocolate sweet. Some cocoa dryness. Light, vine fruit seed, tannic bitterness. Thick, bonfire toffee sweetness on the lips. Smooth, creamy palate. Finishes with more of the rum truffle thing. Very tasty. Silky smooth.
TimE (3298) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pitch black color, dark brown head. A good Syrah on a port barrel, molasses, dark chocolate, brown sugar, tons of aged sake. A touch sweet, ton of dark chocolate, umami is everywhere. Great depth. Amazing from start to finish.
Jow (2231) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Craigs 2008 and 2011 actually. Pours rich black with nose of dark fruits and chocolate. tastes of rich choclate, plums, licorice, some roasted malt, and hint of leather. velvet palate. id say 2011 was sweeter but both delicious.