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Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Imperial Stout
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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CardsFan25's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CardsFan25 (86) - - DEC 10, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2013 Wow...Had it on cask which is always a great way to drink an imperial stout. Dark and smooth with the typical imperial stout aftertaste


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mice (781) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Hyvin tummanruskea, aavistuksen punertava olut kohtalaisella beigellä vaahdolla, joka jättää reilusti pitsiä. Tuoksu paahteinen ja kahvinen. Maussa ennen kaikkea kahvia ja suolaista paahteisuutta sekä salmiakkia ja lakritsaista makeutta tasapainottamassa kokonaisuutta. Loppupuolella jonkin verran katkeruutta ja kitkerähköä kahvisuutta. Varsin täyteläinen suutuntuma. Hiilihappoja melko reilusti. Ei tämä lajinsa parhaimmistoon nouse, mutta ihan nautittava olut.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nurmis (340) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle at home. Pitch black with some white lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, liquorice and notes of alcohol and herbal hops. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Really good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (451) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Slightly translucent, black body with some white lacing. Faint aroma with malts and a little bit of coffee in the background. Taste begins sweet, some roasted malts and ends in a slightly bitter note. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Really easy imperial stout, mostly sweet taste but it’s lacking all the good things like roastiness, heavy malt taste and rich body. I like it as a beer but as an imperial stout it’s very lackluster.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15247) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle, 10% at KØ16. Fruity aroma. Black colour, seems hazy. No head to speak of. Salty and roasted flavour. Sort of fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13971) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle from BarleyWine. Bottle 1494 of the 2012 vintage. Pours dark brown with a sight beige or tan head. Aroma of mixed chocolate and licorice. Sweet and malty. Med body or so. Flavor is mixed licorice and chocolate. Some fruit notes - but not fresh. More dark or dried. Overall it has good flavor, but seems a bit thin and dry. But I’m not the czar, so I’ll say it’s a good drink.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tlind2 (1568) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2016
Bottle. Brown color, wispy off-white head. Fairly dry aroma, wood and dark malts. Dry flavor, licorice, hops, oak, herbal notes. Full body, medium-light carbonation. Too dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (7164) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 28, 2016
Bottled 330ml. -at Le Šenk Bratislava. Black coloured, small beige head, coffee in the nose. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, noticable alcohol and notes of licorice. Again chocolate and mild dried fruits in the finish. Really nice brew. Vintage 2015.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phiiit (13) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2016
I like the roasted coffee flavour that the beer has behind every maltiness and other basic Stout flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratto (128) - - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle 2015 vintage. Black with tan head. Aroma mild, toffee, dark sugar. Taste malty sweet, fruits (apple, pear), herbal bitterness joins in, finishes with long smooth coffee roastiness and herbal bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (784) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2016
0.33 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki (2015 vintage). Appearance is dark ruby with small white head. Taste has some dark chocolate and a bitter end. It is also a bit tart. The historical export to Russia was probably sweeter than this, even too sweet for modern taste. ABV seems to be at the right level.


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