EdKing (1302) - London, Greater London, - OCT 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Old Chimneys. Pours thin black, dark brown at the edges and tan brown head, which dissipates quickly. Nose is plumy pruney dark fruit, fairly potent alcohol. Possibly some chocolate behind all that. Taste is dark chocolate, then dark fruit: prune, raisin, stewed plum. Roasted bitterness. Wow, finish is really alcoholic and potent with some bitterness. Chocolate and sticky on the finish too. Really grows on the palate as it warms up.
ThirstyBird (418) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thank you bobinlondon!!! Pours super dark brown with brown head. Smell is deep fruit and dark malt and roast. Taste is big roasty flavor, molasses, dark fruit. Body is medium, full with mild carbonation. A very nice beer that I feel lucky to try!
teorn88 (1198) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
18cl bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks mate. It pours a black colour with a small light brown head. Aroma is full of dark fruits and roasted malts. Taste is malty, roasty and sweet with rich dark fruits and raisin. Little soy notes. Smooth, balanced and velvety. World class to say the least.
mR_fr0g (440) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bob. Big roast. Salty chalk aroma. Sweet candi floss. Sharp carbonation, but big Roasty caramel. A little solvent. Fruity tewast esters.
dreadnord (996) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick an black with a small filthy brown head. Nose is milk chocolate with, vanilla, toasted coconut and wood. The taste is sweet mostly with a hint of tart and a lot of bitter at the end. The mouthfeel is silk, heavy body and a huge finish.
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KnutAlbert (5186) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown. Beige head. Quite fizzy when opened. Coffee, liquorice and tar aroma. Prunes, dry cocoa, fennel, nutmeg and black pepper. Alcohol warming. Complex and pleasant, a small bottle goes a long way. Thanks a lot to Craig for this one!
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home (thanks to Craig Garvie for the trade) Lot No. 514. 09/12/12.
Pours mid black with a dirty tan head that soon dissipates to the edge of the glass and leaves a small film in the centre.
Nose is big on roast malts, molasses, touch of chocolate, some coffee.
Taste comprises roast malts, dark sugars, touch of booze. chocolate, light mineral tones, rich and complex.
Excellent on the palate, full bodied, minimal carbonation, smooth as.
Top imperial stout, alcohol is well disguised and it makes love to your larynx on its final journey!
Leighton (6956) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Pours oily, black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Nose holds dark chocolate and charred wood. Big sweet flavor replete with dark fruits, char, light rubber, burnt cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with dark and leathery fruits. Very good stuff.
Ober (2763) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pitch black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of dark malts, choclate, dark fruits. The taste of dark malts, choclate with alcohol notes. A little bitter. The aftertaste is more bitter and ha sweet alcohol notes.
jackl (2590) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. Pours deep brown with a small tan head. The nose is big full chocolate, Roasted caramelised nuts, some toasted rasin bread. Assertive aromas. Bold. The taste is sweet chocolate fudge, rocky road ice cream, rum raisin. Nice full chocolate sweetness. Big, ful body. Viscous. Nice, but a little brash. Overall, pretty delicious.
swoopjones (4226) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at Chriso’s Pre GBBF tasting. Oily black pour, medium roast, chocolate notes. Light dark fruits. Nice mouthfeel. Big flavor. Nice stout