Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, split with Josh at the Cask, Pimlico 13/06/13.
Mid black with a big frothy tan head which retains well. This chap looks the bollocks !
Nose is roast malt, oats, bitter chocolate, bowl of hot porridge with a few blocks of dairy milk dropped in, boozey notes.
Taste comprises chocolate, oats, grain, earthy, sugars, molasses, ash.
Dull bodied with fine carbonation, dry roast finish.
A real looker and a solid enough impy.
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pours black with a huge light brown frothy head. Excellent appearance. The aroma is soft cocoa, vanilla, roasted malts and hints of red grape. Sweet taste, quite a lot of cereals along with cocoa notes and hints of licorice. No coffee or hoppy bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, perfect carbonation. Overall a really nice sweet Imperial Stout, but I personally prefer others.
DwarfeD (1142) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Roasted bread, and bourbon. Had this after I had the Bourbon Barrel Aged one, which made this a bit dissapointing. It’s still a great stout, but misses the great aftertaste the Bourbon one has.
Lore (1204) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown colour, moderate brownish head; aroma of roasted malt, some coffee and minimal vanilla, apple and alcohol; taste of roasted malt, coffee again and hints of alcohol; much less complex and intensive taste compared to the bourbon barrel aged version; a bit like a light version, otherwise ok stout
mike_77 (3378) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Nederlandse Bieren Festival Delft - Bitter, roasted malt aroma. Has a very rich, creamy texture. Flavour is bittersweet with some coffee grinds. Some sweet fruitiness comes through in the finish.
maneliquor (3257) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cask Pub & Kitchen. Pours black with a very big light tan head which lasts for the duration as it settles down. Solid lacing. Hugely sweet vanilla with some heavy chocolate biscuit. Sweetness is in your face. Notes of porridge reminiscent of the oats. Sweet oats in the taste with chocolate milkshake tones and heavy vanilla. Chocolate is all there. Light creamy mouth feel with light bitter finish. Solid stuff
Erasmus_ro (1475) - Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 17/05/13. Gushes straight out when opened. Pours black with a huge, dark latte-colored head. Takes about three quarters of the 610ml wine glass. Aroma is a lot of oats, light roast, some coffee and a touch of weird fruitiness? Taste is semisweet with salty liquorice, some ethanol, a lot of roast and a touch of coffee. Quite full, too much carbonation.
Douberd (2589) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml long neck bottle, poured into a snifter. ABV 9.6%
Very very deep brown co,our on the body, almost black, with a huge beige head on top, thick and soapy, with excellent retention, leaving light to medium lacing as it goes down very slowly.
Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, a little bit of vanilla.
Taste is bitter from the very fisrt little sip, with tons of roasted malts and coffee. A bit of a fruity aftertaste, although the coffee flavour overpowers everything else. The alcohol very well hidden on the taste.
Thick body, soft carbonation, sticky and dry on the palate.
Very good beer, I thought it to be expensive when I bought it but it turns out it worths every cent.
Sureshpa (295) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Sweet, roasted malt Appearance: Big frothy head, mild lacing Taste: Sweet coffee, roasted, hint of chocolate. Very nice beer.
vipinvelp (2356) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with huge brown foam head, lasting and lacing. Aroma is charcoal, coffee. TAste is bitter coldcoffee, some chocolate, licorice, some caramel, woody. Very long aftertaste good. (Velp 201305)