viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma and upfront tastes of hops, almost BIPA like. Then fading to a more familiar stout make up of roasty dryness and coffee. Really nice.
graham_murphy (224) - - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very solid imperial stout. Tastes quite traditional to me although I agree the citrusy hops come through quite strongs (a great thing in my view) which makes it less sweet that many stouts. I didn’t quite get the chocolate but did get plenty of coffee in the malt, which also taste a bit burnt, adding to the bitterness
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a huge brown head. Aroma is citrusy to peachy and roasted malty. Thick malty, chocolate and roasted. Coffee and chocolate. Bitter and lingering fruity mixed chocolate into the finish.
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2013 Bottle from Oddbins, London Bridge, drank at home 13/06/13.
Pours inky black with a good frothy dirty tan head - this looks the bollocks!
Nose carries a good roast blast. chocolate, decent hop presence, touch of tropicals, light soap.
Taste comprises bitter roast malt, cocoa, hops, mineral notes, bitter chocolate.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry roasty finish.
Decent flavoursome stout.
mR_fr0g (1970) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from odd bins London bridge. Opaque black with a thick loose light tan head. Aroma is hop dominant. Some citrus roast choc sleigh mineral. Flavour is more citrus hop and dry roast coffee. Dry finish and long duration of coffee. Over carbed prickley numbing on the tongue. Very strange Stout this is closer to a Roasty black IPA.
gruberm (314) - - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very hoppy nose. Pours chocolatey black. A creamy espresso taste and a grassy after palate. Good taste. Nice consistency.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
lusikka (5324) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a large, frothy, beige head. Aroma of rich roasted malts, strong coffee, dark chocolate and some ash. Flavour of roasted malts, grapefruit, strong herbs, strong dry dark chocolate and mild but weird glueish off-flavours. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and a roasty, coffee, herbal finish. A rather hoppy stout.
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Oddbins in London Bridge. Black beer with thick tan head. Hoppy stout aroma. It’s a hoppy stout. Fine, but the hops really rather dominate the rest of the beer. Some roastyness. Yes very hoppy. Depends if you like a hoppy stout. Fine.
Idiosynkrasie (3228) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with huge, creamy, fully lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Roasty dark malty aroma, even a touch of smoke, herbal hoppy overtones. Taste is bitter hoppy with roasty dark malty and chocolately basis; prickling carbonation, lasting dry, bitter, roasty finish.
humlelala (879) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33 cl bottle from Utobeers @ Borough Market; BBD: Presumably December 4th 2013 and not April 12th) A bit of a gusher in the bottle. Pours black with medium, creamy toffee head that leaves lace. Aroma is dark and roasted with notes of licorice and coffee and perhaps a hint of fruity hops. Creamy texture, full body, soft carbonation and a roasted, dry finish. Quite smooth and the palate and drinkable. Flavour is generally dark and roasted but perhaps there’s a bit of fruity hops toward the end - at least I don’t detect much of the ascorbic roastedness that could otherwise be typical for this kind of beer. Quite decent and drinkable.