Usually available in cask as a seasonal special at 4.5% abv., we’ve tweaked the recipe and turned it up a notch or two for this limited edition bottle.
Imperial Black Math is a smooth easy-drinking stout, with a rich roast malt aroma, infused with licorice leading to subtle fruit flavours. The addition of fresh blackcurrants into the fermenter helps to enhance the malt aromas, which carry through to a robust yet rounded mouthfeel, with root liquorice flavours leading into a long finish.
leaparsons (8784) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are creamy oak with coffee and liquorice. Blackberry with hints of marzipan and burnt toast. Floral parma violets with some plummy notes. Flavours are herbal with roast malts and dark chocolate bitterness. Dark berries with peppery, nutty notes. Light pithy grapefruit with autumn leaves. Brown sugar with an earthy, dry finish with a decent amount of liquorice. Easy for it’s strength. Vey nice.
madmitch76 (17872) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
17th March 2013
750 bottle. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy tan head. Palate is a little viscous and slightly soft. Mellow dark malt, tangy. Pinch of ash. Good licorice streak, not sweet and actually slightly salty. Touch of tangy candy fruits before a dry finish that brings a rich licorice aftertaste.
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