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Brewed by Stringers
Style: Imperial Stout
Ulverston, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Post-Imperial Double Stout


wilshire87's rating

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wilshire87 (12) - Avella (AV), - JAN 26, 2014
Noise:big babbol. Black, head cappuccino. Not great body. Really sweet taste. Not great presence of alcohol. Not bad, but not a great example of double stout.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hanoi (709) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle. Suprising head for an imperial double stout. Nose is tobacco, ash, beech, fruity notes (blueberry?) and bubble gum. Taste is cherry, cola, strong fruity notes with pronounced blueberry, more of the bubble gum, a little of the smoke from the nose in the finish. Further sips bring in salt, and licorice, with some further dark fruits. This is a very disjointed imperial stout which lacks depth, the fruit notes are off style and overwhelm the rest of the beer to it’s detriment. Poor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2524) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle from Open All Hours in Keswick. Pours black with a thin tan head. Peppery chocolate aroma. The taste is spicy with rich chocolate notes. Some fruitiness too. Too so much in the way of roast flavours. Nice enough, but not a great example of the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesie1857 (1780) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
330ml bottle from bottle shop in Keswick - A jet-black body, almost oil-like, with a dirty looking thick brown head which last some time. The nose is chocolate, liquorice, blackcurrants, coffee, very complex as new notes hit the nostrils. The taste is the same, a bit of vanilla, cherry and some spices come through as well. Oily in the mouth, a boozy warmth at the end. I like this a lot.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4610) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2015
Black, thick body. Tar, sweet candy sugar, simple, un cleanly fermented. Sweet, English yeast. Reminds me of a Belgian stout. Luscious but not refined at all. (33cl bottle from North Bar Leeds)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8369) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle. Fruity nose, berries, mushrooms, umami, savory. Opaque, putch black. flavors of chocolate, mushrooms, fruits, raisin, plum, salt, some licorice. Original and interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4530) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2013
Pitch black color. Sweet malty nose, with salt water toffee, Worcester sauce, mushrooms, really interesting. Big malty character, plums, black licorice, salt water toffee, semi-sweet dark chocolate, very smooth. Highly drinkable, complex and interesting beer. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (16261) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle during the High Speed Tasting Pt. I on the way to the Black Country Bus Tour. Many thanks to Jack for this one. Pours clear, dark brown with a creamy, beige head. Sugary dark malt nose, some chocolate, dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor with rich chocolate, dry licorice, char, earth, dark fruits. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light dry chocolate to finish, some further dark fruits, sugary dark malts. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (6305) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle @ The Train Tasting, Pt I. Picked up at the legendary Kris Wines. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is coffee, roasted chocolate toast. Light tangy greek yogurt. The taste is bitter roasted coffee. More toast. Somewhat peppery edge from the coffee flavors. Full body, smooth for something touching 10%. Overall, a fairly solid effort.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle on the high speed train tasting Birmingham Beer Bash. Thanks to Jack. Treacle alcohol aroma. Black with a tan ring head. Flavour is liquorice, treacle, roast bold and sweet. Some fussel alcohols and astingent roast.


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