Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Imperial Stout
Reading, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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CardsFan25's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CardsFan25 (62) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beertobealive (251) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
foamy beige head with bitter rye aromas and light malt. dark brown body. medium carbonation. long taste of light chocolate and malts. roast of malt and alcohol is well managed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1427) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
Overall: Roasted barley, dark dried fruits, chocolate. Sweet.
Note: On-tap at a De Klomp tasting. (Vintage 2012) Reviewed 2014-09-27.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StoutHead (671) - DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep red color with a fine one-finger beige head. Aroma of malt, coffee and fruits. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, chocolate, dark ripe fruits and a hint of licorice. Very sweet and dry finish with generous notes of coffee. Medium (if a bit watery) body and low carbonation. Taste is okay but nothing too special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachneger (317) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle nr. 1516.Koffie kleurig bier met een witte schuimkraag. Geur Koffie rozebottel chocolade. Smaak koffie pure chocola . Gedronken met Bryan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bryanvdv (563) - - SEP 7, 2014
Fles uit 2012 nr 1516 gedeeld met lachneger. Pik zwart bijna geen kraag. Aroma is gebrande mout, chocola, koffie. Smaak is romig, licht bitter neemt toe bij de afdronk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (496) - CROATIA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle; pours black with a beige head; aroma is roasted malt with some chocolate; taste is chocolate, roasted malt, some alcohol notes, and a little coffee bitterness; has a dry finish; very nice beer, I enjoyed this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (830) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
330 ml bottle from a friend. Pours dark brown cola colour, with a thin beige head. Aroma is chocolate, cherries, and roasted malt. Taste is medium sweet, light bitterness and some more, chocolate, and cherries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2361) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle from York Beer & Wine. Inky black with a rapidly disappearing tan head. It has bitter dark chocolate, oak, liquorice and leather flavours, gentle red fruit and currants with a warming roasted coffee finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
highlandlad (1417) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
Russian imperial stout is like pizza and sex - even when it’s mediocre it’s still pretty great. This is a simple, well-made imperial stout of no special distinction, but hey - it’s an imperial stout, so how bad can it be? The appearance is consistent with the style: dark body, inch of foam, reasonable length. Sweet aroma of dried fruits - sultanas, dates - plus chocolate powder. Supple and languorous in the mouth - very nicely carbonated. On the tongue, licorice root and spicy alcohol with roasted malts dominant. Not overly sweet, which is a big plus in my book. Big warming finish, perfect for a cold winter’s night. The more I drank the more I liked. Often goes the other way. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars. 2012 vintage, bottle 5143)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1670) - AUSTRIA - JUL 31, 2014
Dark brown with a red tint and fizzy, tan, frothy, lacy, lasting head. Nice smell of roast, deep coffee, and lots of sweet milk chocolate. Medium frothy oily body. Nice roast with a full taste of malt, raisins, roast, and a burnt, coffee chocolate finish. The finish is so delicious that it keeps my tongue burnt. Delicious.

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