teddybeer (2346) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled @ Animal. Opaque black colour with minimal beige head. Aroma is strong coffee, roasted and toasted malts, slightly smoky as well. Flavor has notes of toasted malts, coffee, black chocolate. In the final alcohol is compensated and hidden by coffee notes, and chocolate plumbcake.
jamestulloch (1580) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Very boozy, liqueur-like aroma. A little salty.
Appearance: Intimidating jet black body with a small tan head that fades. Light lacing marks.
Taste: Raisin, dark chocolate, salt, caramel and tangy prune. Sweet and sugary with a slow-building bitter finish. Strong, warming alcohol.
Palate: Medium to full body with a syrupy, slightly oily texture. Soft carbonation.
Overall: I’m Kernel’s biggest fan, but this tastes a bit too sweet and boozy for my liking. It’s definitely a sipper. My bottle was 10% ABV and labelled ’Imperial Brown Stout’ (bottled in May 2012)
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On keg at BrewDog bar Shoreditch, 14/03/13. 9.9%. Opaque, dark brown. Piney, hop oil & sweet, dark, choc malt aroma. Taste - Woody oil, choc and light roast, heavy, sweet malt. Piney, spicy citrus hop (good). Strong, aromatic woodiness. Tangy hop finish. Full body. Satisfying & delicious.
RichTheVillan (3517) - 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 (5970) - 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 (6551) - 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 (4018) - 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 (3170) - 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 (5941) - .....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!