wilshire87 (12) - Avella (AV), - JAN 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Hanoi (709) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
gegwilson (2524) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jamesie1857 (1780) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
erickok (4610) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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)
KyotoLefty (8369) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Fruity nose, berries, mushrooms, umami, savory. Opaque, putch black. flavors of chocolate, mushrooms, fruits, raisin, plum, salt, some licorice. Original and interesting.
TimE (4530) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Leighton (16261) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jackl (6305) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.