ABT_S54 (168) - 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 (64) - - 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 (1466) - 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 (3261) - 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 (2200) - 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.
SilverfoX (296) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
chocolate, coffee, toast, raisin, apricots from a pitch black body with a thin tan head. Tastes rich, smooth, Divine!!! Christmas pudding with chocolate and whiskey flavours, theres a good reason this beer is my favourite.
Stuu666 (2827) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, liquorice, taste is fruity, roast chocolate.
allmyvinyl (3601) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from the brewery via eebria. Pours jet black, thin tan head. Aromas of vanilla, pipe tobacco, leather, liquorice, coffee, cooked plums. Taste is sweet, dark chocolate, more coffee. Rich mouthfeel, oily texture, boozy finish. Really good.
Nisse666 (4252) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Craig the king cons 2014-07-12 Uddingston -many thx Sir!
AR: chocolate pralines, chocolate pudding, vanilla beans, rasins, pruns
AP: opack black colour body, stouthy smooth dark brown steady head
F: smooth feeling, milk chocolate, home brewed coffey whith some milk, soft carbonation, medium bitterness... what a beer ;)