Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle served in a CBS snifter. Bottled in November of 2010. I got this an extra a long time ago and it just worked its way to the back of the cellar. Uncovered it during my recent move and thought Iíd bust it open. Thanks for the extra Mike(gushue3)!
A: Pours a dark black color with a dark khaki head forming on the pour. The head recedes to some bubbly whisps around the collar.
S: Dark chocolate malts with some dark fruit flavors as well. Some sugar glazed prunes with a little toasted oat sweetness.
T: Definite oxidation present. Some light cardboard with some toasted grains. The finish is dark chocolate malts, prunes and some light toasted grains.
M: Medium bodied with a medium low carbonation level. Very smooth and the alcohol is well hidden.
O: For being almost two years old it wasnít bad, but it was a touch oxidized. Definitely held up though for being a tad under 10%. Solid dark chocolate and dark fruit flavors.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-06-2012
johnnnniee (1828) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle is notched 2010
Pours a solid black with a smallish creamy mocha head that sticks around for a while and leaves some spotty lace. Smells of ash and roast and a bit of caramel; not very inviting in the aroma dept. The flavor is roasty, smokey and again a bit ashy. Thereís a bit of earthy hop flavor and a hint of burnt sugar and caramel in there as well. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and an earthy ashy mouthfeel. Seems like this could use a little sweetness to offset all the roast and smoke. This is OK as is, but there are better stouts out there.
blutt59 (5913) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from thirdeye tasting, dark brown with lasting tan foam, aroma of chocolate and burnt roast , flavor is a llittle heavy on the burnt malt and has some grassy chocolate and coffee notes , decent stout
madmitch76 (12182) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
22nd November 2009
ChrisOs Kook Tasting. Opaque black beer, thin chocolate coloured head. Smells and tastes of dark malt but with an unfortunate side taste of gloy glue!! Malt is over toasted as well. Sweet gluey finish. A godawful mess.
Strykzone (4201) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. JoeG brought this. Dark brown and aque. A chocolate syrup nose with ash. This tastes ashy, too. It is mildly hot but it is not oppressive at all. Tobacco. Light sourness. This is smooth and not bad.
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with no real head. Smells of roasted malt. Tastes of roasted malt wth a hint of chocolate, with a medium sweetness and light bitterness. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Finishes both cloying and bitter. Really not good nor bad, just is.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Tasting by Fin & Loz ].
Clear dark black - brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, dark roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, plum - dark fruit, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
markwise (4094) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to PaulUnwin for the share, cheers, Paul! Pours a dark stout brown with an off-tan head. Nose is dark fruit, raisins, some ash, some unsweetened chocolate, and some earth. Flavor is similar with some dark chocolate in the front followed by earth and ash with bits of dark fruit in the finish. Light to medium in body for the style, and pretty good overall.
Fin (6642) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Fin & Lozís tasting with Jan, Charlotte, Craig, Stella & kids consumed 21.10.11 Pours black with not too much head. A little hard and harsh at first in the mouth but then a nice dark bitter chocolate comes flooding through on a bed of dark fruit. Hops show along with a light creamy vanillayness, its nice but I wonder if I am gradually going off big Impy stouts. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3
BeerCast_Rich (1811) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1pt 6floz bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Black, thin tan head. Coffee and booze on the nose. Quite a dry aroma. Dark chocolate and rich dry flavours on the taste Ė glorious amount of cocoa on the finish. Very moreish, love that finish. Great imperial stout