Martinus (3500) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black colour, beige head. Aroma of hops, reminding of Sorachi Ace. Malts. Sweet flavour, roasted malts, bitter hops, coffee. Bitter finish, coffee, caramel and hops.
(from 33cL bottle @ weekly tasting. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)
madmitch76 (17146) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4th November 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leighton. Opaque black - brown beer. Good tan head. Palate is light with a fine crispnes. Semi dry. Tangy dark malts and mild dark chocolate. Touch of creamy chocolate and coffee. Mild bretty savoury kick. Whisper of citric hops. Light semi dry finish. Nice.
Theydon_Bois (11571) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s Pad, thanks to the Leightonator, 04/11/14.
Light black with a decent tan covering that dissipates retaining as spotting and edgework.
Nose is rich dark fruits, light smoke, bitter roast, earthy, cocoa rub.
Taste comprises light booze, spice, earthy cocoa, dark fruit rinds, liqourice.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Decent enough impy but fell a little short of my expectations based on its score!
Leighton (13280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up via trade. The nose has some toasted malts, dry cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with some scorched earth, dried fruits, dusty cocoa. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with some torched malts, baking cocoa, roast, earth, more dried dark fruits. Pretty decent.
Scopey (8331) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is sweet, vanilla, treacle, candy, dark fruits, toasty brown sugar, toffee and such like. The taste is toasty, rich roasty, cherry cola, earth, charred stuff, tar, wood, leaf, light pepper with a dry finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Alright. Salty liquorice.
daemon55 (10) - Helsinki, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@OlutExpo. Big, Black and heavy. Lots of roast and hops. Coffee, almost smoky with pine. Really enjoyable Imperial stout.
nimbleprop (5477) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via Summer Secret Santa 2014. Pours a murky, opaque black with a ring of lacing, creamy, beige head. Nose has plenty of licorice and rubber, some black pepper, molasses, some roast mushroom, some pen ink, a little bit of liquid smoke. Flavor has some interesting caramelized onion and barbecue sauce notes, plenty of malt obviously, some molasses, a little smoke, some mild charcoal, some squid ink, some industrial notes, a little burnt plasitc. Full bodied, but not as sweet as I anticipated. A nice, big, roasty, filling stout.
Marduk (3533) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Hazy dark brown color. Small yellow head, disappears. Malty, dusty, hops, sweet notes in aroma. Roast, coffee, hops, pine, dry yeast in taste. Lovely spicy hops mixed with roast in taste. Mind blower. Fantastic beer! MORE!
Alengrin (2928) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of several splendid beers inspired by the Pikkulintu pub in Helsinki and probably the first real imperial stout in Finland. Dark beige head, blackish colour and profoundly malty, complex aroma of coffee beans, chocolate, candied dates and brandy; deep malty taste, sharpish, full of character, with sourish accent and powerful roasted bitterness along with warming, but not astringent alcohol in the finish. Powerful and impressive, a great example of the style.
thebeertourist (5029) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pikkulintu. Almost, creamy light brown head. Roasted coffee, hints of smoke, bitter chocolate. Quite dry finish. Complex.