linusb (189) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pitch black with a nice one finger nougat head. N: Coffee, chocolate, liqourice,dark berries T: liqourice, coffee, dried fruits O: Lovely bitter coffee!
Dal9000 (348) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Ollie's in a snifter. Pours dark dark with a tan thin head. Immediate dark chocolate coffee creamy blast. The foam coats the glass. Rich and creamy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
hohops (605) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance- black, with a one-finger tan fluffy head, which clings to the glass a bit. Aroma- coffee, fudge, espresso, dark fruit, cherries, treacle toffee. Taste- lots of intense chocolate, fudge cake, bitter coffee, roast malt, burnt toast. More chocolate flavours emerge as it warms, along with intensely bitter roast coffee. Thick and fluffy mouthfeel with a lengthy, bitter finish. Very good.
tfontana (297) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can pour at NH Brewfest. Appearance is dark, dark black pour with brown 1- to 2-finger width creamy head with attractive lacing. Aroma is strong roasted malts. Taste is similar to nose--strong roasted malty sweetness with caramel and rich fruit--maybe grape or cherry, with bitter balance. Palate is surprisingly light-to-medium bodied with average carbonation with tiny zip, mild bitter finish. Overall, a very good beer.
imdownthepub (11929) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at The Brewdog Bar, Nottingham. Black with tan head. Thick old stout, heavy and bitter with an earthy liquorice note. Reasonable if a little heavy for my palate.
melush (1587) - SPAIN - OCT 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can 35,5cl / Lata 35,5cl.
@ Beer Culture, New York, NY, USA
A: Black / Negro.
T/S: Roasted malt, coffee, spicy, alcohol, sweet / Malta tostada, cafe, especiado, alcohol, dulce.
joanaeva (3) - - OCT 11, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastyczny aromat, smak czekolada, kawa, wi?nie, wanilia. Pe?ne piwo, krótka piana. ?wietny imperial stout/porter. 1/3 puby w brewdog Notts
Towey1989 (959) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brewdog Nottingham. A black colour with a foamy tan head. Aroma of strong roasted malts and coffee plus spicy liquorice, some dark chocolate and slight caramel. Taste again of strong roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, some caramel, malasses, slight spicy liquorice and subtle malty oats. Full bodied and soft carbonation. A warming, lingering roasted bitterness in the finish. Such a well made imperial stout, big roasted coffee flavours balanced with the sweetness of caramel and oats, spicy liquorice in there too. Slightly warming in the finish but the alcohol is well hidden. Gorgeous.
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can as a Valentines gift from Pix. Pours pitch black with a beige head. Aroma of coffee and liquorice. The taste is fairly spicy with lots of coffee, liquorice and chocolate. Lingering bitter finish. Rich and delicious. Nice creamy mouthfeel with the carbonation just right.
FlyinFisch (6) - - OCT 3, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The nose is imeadiately sweet, chocolate with coffee jupming out! The inviting smoothness of the malty velvet mouthfeel is extraordinary. Somewhere along the line oats do seems to poke through, but mostly the roasted taste permeates enjoyably. Amazing.