Scopey (8328) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. It pours opaque black with a medium tan head. The nose is rich-roasted malt, coffee, earth, mild acidity, milk chocolate, meat and light smoke. The taste is oily, roasted malt, earth, coffee, dark fruit, fudge, chocolate, mild acidity, maple syrup and liquorice with a warming finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Big, oily and bold stuff. Pretty flavoursome, but a tough to drink much of...
aenima (292) - Askim, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolately aroma with some hints of wood in the background. The taste is some dark chocolate, hints of wood and some coffee in the background. Disappointed, had expected more.
circinus (241) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 65 cl from Systembolaget. Black with brown very nice head. Brown sugar, chocolate, coffee, roast!, burnt components, syrup. Full body, thick, smooth, light carbonation. Well hidden alcohol, a bit of warmness. Very nice!
Franzen (381) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 65 cl bottle at systembolaget. Fantastic appearance really dark, "Total djävla mörker" as we say in Sweden. The aroma is nice and give hints of chocolate and coffe, it is however too subtle. The mouthfeel is really nice, really thick and good carbonation levels. Pretty much alcohol warmth. Really nice taste with lots of coffe, dark chocolate and some sweetness.
Conclusion: An almost perfect imperial stout. Its only downside is the aroma, which is nice but should be more powerful
Lukaduke (2519) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich thick burnt umber... lots of khaki foam. Lots of chocolate and coffee notes with traces of prune, licorice and sea salt caramel. Bitterness in the finish opens into some maple notes. A very enjoyable beer but a bit $$.
olsvammel (3874) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Very powerful smell and taste with coffee and dark chocolate. Thick body. Very tasty and complex.
Staffan47 (887) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Koncentrerad profil. Försöker anstränga mig till mitt yttersta för att känna lönnsirapen men förgäves. Det är mycket koncentrerade smaker här. Lite synd att inte lönnsirapen är lite mer tydlig tycker jag.
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig, 2013. Black pour with a tan head. Dark roast coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Tobacco, coffee and dark chocolate flavour. Smoky-sweet finish. Totally my bag. Lovely stuff.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black color with small brown head. Nice roasted malt aroma, coffee, with light phenol. Full bodied, with very good flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate, moderate sweetness, hints of liquorice, a bit salty in the end; strong bitterness, the hopping is also resiny.
Got already many beers like this, but it’s very good.
EdKing (2073) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Opaque very dark brown, thin tan head. Nose is yeasty Marmite (yeast extract), old wood barrel, dark chocolate. Taste is very full flavoured. Yeasty, Marmite, salty, bitter dark chocolate, black expresso coffee. Lots of black coffee bitterness with saltiness.