The_Osprey (2156) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle, nearly 2 years old, consumed whilst contemplating my hatred of Southern Hemisphere rugby teams. Black, small tan head, light lacing. Aroma is tangy manuka honey, slightly metallic. Body is medium, smooth, slightly foamy. Taste is malty, touch of coffee, some vanilla and chocolate. Lovely taste - very good beer. Though I have to say a) it doesn’t have the body of an imperial stout and b) given all the treatment this has been given (champagne yeast, 2 honey additions, 3 barrel treatments, 3 hops, bottle conditioning), this should be a lot more complex and getting a score nearer the elusive 5.0. Still, it’s farking good.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark brown/black with finger thick tan head.
Aroma: Honey, floral, woody, malty, earthy, peaty, smoky roast malts.
Taste: Low sweetness, low/medium sweetness and medium/high bitterness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, thick body, low carbonation, lingering dry, bitter, roast malt, cold coffee, honey finish with alcohol warmth.
Comments: V.good and lace.
Nisse666 (4557) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kris Wines cons 2014-07-16 Göteborg
AR: heavy roasted, vinos, chocolate coated honey cookies, when poured a more vinos aroma
AP: dark brown, fluffy/frothy sand brown 1 cm high steady head
F: intensive chocolate - chilli but not chilli feeling, strong black homebrewed coffee, heavy old fruity French wine, sugary feeling, brittish rasin cake
Joakgust (984) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque dark brown beer with a large brown head. Aroma is malty with notes of chocolate, vinuous cherries, caramel and coffee. Flavor is malty with notes of chocolate, sherry, caramel and roasted coffee. Well balanced Stout.
Nicke80 (227) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours near dark with sweet aroma. heathery flavour with sweet honey aftertaste.
Garrold (1855) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Been in the cellar about two years. Just about black. Thick, lasting, tan head. Smoke. Cocoa. Dried vine fruits. Heather honey. Taste is cocoa sweet. Boozy, dark fruit dryness. Roast bitterness at the end. Earlier, the Missus said she fancied something, "Imperial, sweet, thick". This is what she got. Did she approve? "It’s alright", She said. I liked it, though...
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - FEB 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very rich, full but above all balanced IRS. Good roast, nice sweet chocolate and fruit of the forest notes. Comes together very nicely.
tony_gorilla (157) - Fiskum, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Christians kjeller. Good beer but not enough honey for my taste. Could at much more.
jamesie1857 (1492) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop - Deep thick black body, thick tan head. Luxurious nose of honey hits you straight away (and I’m not a fan) coupled with a smoky tobacco and roasted coffee aroma. A rich bitter chocolate and liquorice taste follows, with a slight hint of burnt gorse. Only let down is it is a little bit thin in the mouth, but that’s a small price to pay. Excellent boozy stout.
allmyvinyl (4442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from appellation wines. Pours near black with a thin tan head. Strange aromas, starting plastic and Elastoplast, moving in to eucalyptus, menthol, them settling at heather. Taste brought chocolate, coffee bitterness and vinous notes. Long rich finish. Intriguing.