cgarvieuk (14339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... thanks to Sev ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft sweet coffee roast malt nose ... soft sweet roast ... .ligth fizz ... soft roast ... light bitter malts ...
mkel07 (3404) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s. It might look like tar but it tastes a whole lot better. Thick black colour in the glass with a full thick mouthfeel.
Iphonephan (3277) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 640 ml bottle shared in Sydney. Pours a clear dark cola with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Notes of tobacco and licorice. Medium heavy bodied, low carbonation, bitter roasted finish.
gam (3246) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biege head dark pour mild carbonation aromas chocolate malt vanilla liquorice toffee the flavours raisin dark sweet chocolate mocha like coffee hint of fudge liquorice medium bitter has some nice touches this stout the finish best tastes best tastes good sweet malts bitter finish nice coffee touch okay
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body with short head. Chocolate, coffee, smoke and meaty on the aroma with a fairly smooth palate, drinkable though not too impressive for me.
hawthorne00 (2439) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a light tan head that fades to a coat quite soon but laces OK. Aroma of mocha, molasses, vanilla, pepper, some floral and orange notes. Silky, low carbonation. Some overt alcohol in the mouth, but no real heat. Pretty sweet. Mocha, dark sugars, very modest roasted flavours. Bitterness lurks: at first just stopping the sweetness from getting out of hand, then creeps up a bit. Leans a bit much towards the sweet side of things for me given that there isn’t a real rumbling bottom end, but pretty good. This is a Good Sign.
ALLOVATE (2413) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At cellar temperature and into a shallow chalice this one settled an opaque, near black liquor with a flaccid, soppy tannish pad atop. Road tar, rusted car bodies, star anise, Biltong, fresh cracked pepper and leather comes through on the nose - quite chuffed with its complexity. Mellowing, smoky, roasty and bitter chocolate malt palate; full and luscious with an oily, viscous swallow. Lasting bitter malt finish. Solid peppery hint, Biltong meat and evident alcohol warmth. Liquorice in the back, rich burnt caramel notes throughout with a touch of caramelised rhubarb and plum. Quite an enjoyable, mouthfilling, winter warmer. It works well so I am impressed. A nice Impy!! (64cL, no date stamp, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
BenH (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Sev. Black with thin tan head. Roasty aroma with licorice and chocolate. Rich roasty taste, coffee, chocolate and licorice. Sweet with a bitter finish. Nice.
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Very tasty. Aromas of coffee, vanilla. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Syrupy, and full bodied. Black, with disappearing head.
BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[500ml bottle, courtesy of Sevare] Black as the proverbial. Beige lacing. Soft chocolate roast on the nose, yet on the flavour, some coffee appears alongside. Still heavy choc on the finish. Alcohol takes a back seat. Nice stuff