budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours the color of a black hole with a creamy tan head. Has the most insane lacing I’ve ever seen, it’s like a shell around the glass. Aroma is ultra rich chocolate and espresso, dark roast coffee, licorice, and smokey roast. Taste is dark chocolate fudge, sharp hops, freshly roasted coffee beans, smoke, char, and wood. Very heavy and complex. Thick chewy mouth feel, leading to a smooth rich finish.
jayzz (482) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is an excellent imperial stout and Surly has executed it very well. This is definitely a new favorite for me and I need more!
Malin_aiisa (58) - - APR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: salty chocolate, caramel fudge,
Looks: dark, Brown head.
Taste: sweet, alcohol, not bitter. Long finish. Toasted dark bread.
Lovley Bottle. Nice as dessert
vjohans (189) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma:alcohol. Coffe, rosty chocolate. Cherries.
Apperance: hazy, black, tanned medium head
Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, a bit sour. The balance is wonderful
Palate: full body, long finish
raphael (956) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
the mix of alcohol, roast & bark chocolate aroma generates an chemically 4th note. probably this should not be so cold. on tap at apex. thick like syrup-what do I pour this on--but not cloying.a bit sweet, chocolate and cherries. sticky finish
thepeter (322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours black oi with tan head as expected. aroma of roast malt, raisins, hint of spice alcohol toffee. taste is roast malt, bit of dark fruit, toffee lending sweetness. Straight up solid Imp Stout. a bit dry at end balancing out the sweetness.
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle shared at The Cad’s 10yr anniversary at CBC Clerkenwell, massive thanks to Ed for this gem! It pours pitch black with minimal mocha head. Aroma is big bold sweet tones of caramel, molasses, jam, chocolate. Taste is again big bold and sweet with minimal alcohol, caramel, sweet brown sugar, molasses and roast chocolate. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very sweet and bold RIS.
Bricks (691) - Delaware, USA - APR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark roasted malt, dark fruit. Smells good. Great color, tan head. Chewy mouthfeel with some dark fruit in the taste.. caramel, some chocolate.
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, courtesy of EdKing. Massive thanks! Red wax ’werewolf’ edition (2012). Thick pour. Black, small foamy brown head doesn’t endure. Aroma is treacle, molasses, malts. Body is medium, low carbonation. Initially a little foamy in the mouth, but it calms down. Taste is sweet molasses and treacle, dark cherry, twigs, syrupy coffee. Very sweet. Quite nice, but I’m not a huge fan of these overly sweet impys. A big want though - thanks again.
EdKing (2082) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle of the 2012 traded with Steasy66 and shared at The Cad’s 10 Year Anniversary.Pours opaque very dark brown, almost black, with a beige to tan head, which dissipates to thin.Nose has traces of that salty yeasty Marmite, molasses, lots of sweet black treacle, black sugar, roasted malt, coffee. Taste is sweet, black treacle, black sugar, molasses, something like cherry, some dead yeasty Marmite, light coffee, possibly some red wine vinous. This is too sweet and cloying for me.
fidelis83 (2125) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 draft. Inky black pour, 2 finger tan head. Aroma is molasses, dark fruit, lots of chocolate, some coffee and lots of roast, dark caramel and sweet bread spice . Flavor is big on dark caramel, lots of toasty chocolate, mild roast coffee some dark , not nearly as much as the aroma. Heavy, creamy, chewy body, light, soft blanketing carbonation. Frigging fantastic. One of the best impy stouts I’ve had.