Sjohnh (141) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is good. Nearly black, with ruby tones, beige head and good lacing. Medium to full bodied with just a hint of carbonation. A creamy sweetness offsets the roasted malt. Hint of dark fruits and something like pickled vegetables in there.
Cybion (60) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 355 ml. Pours very dark, almost opaque ruby with about a finger of slightly soapy tan head, with significant, quite glittering lacing. Really quite a pretty one, this. Explosion of roasted/burnt (occasionally wholemeal bread-y) malts on the nose with significant chocolate presence (seems to me like a mixture of dark and milk chocolate) as well as notes of caramel, vanilla, dark fruits and maybe a small hint of crispy bacon and some sort of cream; rather sweet overall. No significant alcohol. Initial hit on the taste is again roasted malts, even more reminiscent of wholemeal bread this time, with the chocolate being subtler than in the aroma and more definitely confined to the darker side of the chocolate specturm. Notes of caramel (maybe also honey), citrus, and dark fruits are also present, and this has perhaps a small earthen note to it too. Comfortably bitter, imparted mostly from the malts I think. Not quite as smooth on the palate as I’d have liked, with the medium body and moderate carbonation adding a sharpness I’m not too keen on in imperial stouts, but the rather pleasing taste makes up for it.
MayumiH (77) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good strong stout. Drinkable but not so much memorable flavour/aroma wise. reliable.
kingvit (131) - - MAY 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: coffee, roasted nuts
Appearance: blackish brown; medium foamy head
Taste: medium bitterness, slight sourness
Palate: long finish; soft carbonation; medium body; slick texture
A Schwarzbier-ish decent imperial stout.
Voras (61) - - MAY 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black, beige head. There´s black chocolate, bitter, coffee and maybe vanilla in the aroma and taste. Good, but I remember better...
Englishatheart (10) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
After four years of NO ALCOHOL, this was my reintroduction to imbibing. a few months later and i’m thinking this was a great choice. full of flavor. earthy, hints of raisin and vanilla. it’s like a meal in a glass. love looking at the label. thinking of getting it tattooed somewhere on my ugly unworthy body. my dream is to tour the brewery and then expire, hopefully to be laid to rest on the street corner outside.
alethol (102) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with big beige head. Strong aromas of coffee, roasted malt and molasses. Also, strangely, old sherry. Weird. Medium body. Good.
SilverfoX (248) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
chocolate, nuts, coffee, banana aromas on a deep murky brown body with a tight creamy head, tastes bitter/sweet with a dark chocolate flavour medium body, sticky, average carbonation, astringent finish. nothing incredible.
MWMBeerguy (102) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful chocolaty, roasty aroma. I poured it a bit too cold but as it warmed, it became more complex. Smooth taste with no hint of alcohol. Great beer.
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50belair (2205) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Murky dark brown pour with a mocha head. Roasted malt and banana aromas. Bitter chocolate, caramel, and roasted malt notes with hints of toffee and vanilla. Very complex considering the age of the recipe. Good body and mouthfeel.