Cimbasso (328) - - MAR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy dark brown with a beige head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. The taste is extremely full with powerful flavours of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and Christmas pudding. A rich a nd enjoyable beer.
AdiBeer (1817) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, medium, beige, frothy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: roasted flavours again, coffee, bit bitter, actually quite some bitterness coming up, dry finish. Overall: some nice flavours, yet feels unbalanced for an Imperial Stout of that ABV, yet lacks complexity. Bottle at CBR2015, Shoreditch.
MissPxx (683) - - FEB 13, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gorgeous dark ruby red deep colour with a decent head. Really not impressed with the taste though. A bit flowery and not as expected.
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hohops (462) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance is black, a fizzy head which instantly disappears. Looks like coke. Aroma is coffee, lots of liquorice, blackcurrant. Vanilla undertones. Taste- dark chocolate, coffee bitterness, a bit fudgy, liquorice hints, dark fruits, toffee sauce, hint of sticky toffee pudding. Plenty of carbonation, medium mouthfeel. Nice, doesn’t quite come together though.
Garrold (2213) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Clear, reddy brown. No head. Dried vine fruit. Cola cubes. Taste is grassy dry. Coffee bitter. Overly carbonated, yet thin palate. Finishes cola sweet. Pretty grim.
tiong (4336) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, coffee, yeast and earthy notes. Taste is malty, roasty and heavy with coffee notes. Finish is roasty and sweetish with hints of yeast and coffee. Quite interesting.
allmyvinyl (5393) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours very dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of plums and dark sugar, Belgian yeastiness, touch of cola. Taste is more of the same, not getting a right lot of coffee from this. Light body and a little thin. OK.
cgarvieuk (16248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at home ... deep brown ... soft coffee ... mellow roast ... dark chocolate ... big malts ... big chocolate ... soft sweet roast ... light plums ... rich mellow fruitt coffee
Stuu666 (5583) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is light vanilla, coffee, sugary, taste is dry coffee roast, chocolate, sweet, sugary.
Theydon_Bois (11460) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from Utobeer, 08/05/14.
Light black vergeing on cola brown with a big old tan head that soon dissipates to a swirl avec edgework and eventually Nyadda.
Nose is roast malt, strangely cheesey but not OTT in this respect, cocoa powder, coffee beans, vanilla cheesecake, toffee fudge.
Taste comprises bitter roast, coffee is well evident, brown sugars, cocoa powder, tar.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying close with coffee grinds still evident.
Doesn’t come together too well, lacks balance, the coffee comes through but a bit messy, that said still drinkable as a 12oz, finished it!