RichTheVillan (2872) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cotteridge; dark brown pour with minimal tan head, malt and smokey aroma, quite sweet taste with smoke, leather, liquorice and dried fruits complex and rewarding.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark bown with garnet hues. Aroma is cocoa, fudge, and roast. Taste is semi-sweet and bitter. Dry finish. Not my cup of tea.
laiti (5655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle (10%) @ olio, bottled 29.05.2012, BBE 29.05.2016
Aroma has cocoa, salty licorice and coffee. Flavour has lots of salty licorice, coffee and dark chocolate. Too salty.
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a small beigeish head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate chip cookies and coffee. Flavour of roasted malts, salty licorice, chocolate chip cookies, caramel, burnt bread and grassy hops. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a warming finish with strong roastiness and salt. Great.
tiong (3746) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, cocoa, molasses, hints of ash. Taste is roasty and malty with a lot of salty licorice, hints of fruits, molasses, cocoa and sweet syrupy notes. Finish is sweetish and salty with notes of fruits, saltylicorice, chocolate, cocoa and roastiness. Nice, quite well balanced and tasty imperial stout.
SpringsLicker (3132) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG thanks to Leighton.
Opaque black pour with a tan head.
Roasty malt aroma.
The flavor carries a lot of the roast malt flavor without being overly bitter.
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pretty sure this is the beer that Leighton shared at the RBWG .. . pours a very dark brown .. good amount of suds .. . the abv seems to creep in - tar and razor roast as well .. . a nice stout, but a year should calm this one down nicely .. . . the women has 18 pairs of shoes but no toes!
GT2 (8427) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL thanks to Leighton at RBWG Jax. Pours a deep cola ruby. Nose is coffee, savory steak, dark cherry. Taste is a bit medicinal, camphor, gingerbread, black cherry, toast. Palate is dense, silky, rich. Strange little beer.
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Leighton at RBWG grand tasting. Pours dark brown, bordering on black. Nose is rich and nutty, some medium sweet cocoa, light coffee. Very stoutish so it makes sense that its listed here as one. Enjoyed.
allmyvinyl (3339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 Re-rate Sept 13, from a bottle now close to 18 months old. Worried at first it had gone flat, but a wee head appeared post-pour. More chocolate and coffee coming through this time. Needs to warm up a bit and open out. Some subtle fruits there too. Haven’t changed any scores, just wanted to be more verbose.
Feb 13 - Bottle shared at home. Just amazing. Lovely head & lacing you only get from proper bottle-conditioning. Caramel, molasses. Mmmm.