Ferris (3896) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Toasted malts, whiskey and chocolate. Jet brown with a small brown head. Sweet light chocolate, mellow whiskey notes and some throat burn.
BeerViking (2438) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at LCBF, deep dark brown with a fine crema, nose is wet wooden barrel, a touch of coffee, a hint of gravy. Palate is kind of soupy, with burnt treacle, gravy, something red-fruity, and a dry bitterness. A bit too woody and musty for my liking. Maybe it needs to smooth out more?
Osprey87 (1605) - WALES - AUG 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at LCBF as ’Imperial Brown Stout (Guernsey)’. Black, small tan head. Aroma is very chocolatey, some yeast, smoke (peat?). Body is medium, a touch of carbonation, quite foamy. Taste is well rounded, subtly sweet, cocoa, lightly smokey, dry finish with some raspberry. Nicely balanced, and very drinkable.
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Borefts Beer Festival 2013. Near black with a small tan head. Malty aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Sweet, roasted flavour with a bit of hot alcohol, and notes of vanilla and oak.
EdKing (1848) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Kernel Brewery. I’ve had this for about 6 months or so. Maybe more. Opens nicely with some wispy aromas. Opaque very dark brown, tan bubbles at the rim, nice lacing, very oily. Nose is dark chocolate but mainly a lot of rich dark fruit. Plum, dried date, dried fig, sultana. Some slight salty molasses or Marmite, alcoholic with a slight cognac or liqueur tone. Taste is rich malty, lots dark fruit, plum, dried fruit, date, fig, sultana. Lots of alcohol, some acidic roasted malt bitterness, wood barrel, alcohol burn, dark chocolate and cocoa powder, caramel, and some lingering black coffee. Also has the salty, malty, yeast extract/Marmite saltiness in there.
Beerhunter111 (7160) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sehr dunkelbrauens, fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, holzig. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffe, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate whisky aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate flavor with weak hints of whisky. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and whisky finish.
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Theydon_Bois (thanks Colin). Pours a deep brownish black body with thin brown/tan lacing. Aroma is oak, light burnt character, chocolate and whiskey. Mouthfeel is medium to full with rich notes of chocolate, oak, bourbon, light peat, earthy wood and light char. Nice.
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at DadsThursday. Pours black with no head. Nose and taste of oak, roast chocolate, whiskey, port and vanilla. Medium bodied.
gunnar (5226) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from madmitch76. Pours very dark brown with a small creamy tanned head.Very inviting sweet malty aroma, tons of chocolate and English liquorice, roasted malts and toffee. Smooth, silky mouthfeel, soft carbonated.Taste is loaded with chocolate, dark and thick, roast with some mellow whisky fitting in perfect, very well hidden alcohol, makes this one soo easy drinkable, it could be misunderstood to be a session beer, wrong...