Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kindly shared by DJ Monarch, GBBF 2013, on the third day. Jet black body. A few bubbles at the surface. Coffee, chocolate and dried fruits on the nose. Blended flavours of chocolate malts, anise and dried fruits. Bitter sweet ending with tingling alcohol. Vinous impression. Fine bodied. Tasty (London Olympia 15.08.2013).
Beese (638) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a very dark, murky brown with a halo of tan head. Aroma of toffee, liquorice and stewed fruit. Flavours of apple, brown sugar and dried fruit. Watery mouth feel for an Imp Stout. Palate has some more bitter notes of coffee with dark malt and alcohol.
Theydon_Bois (5278) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF ’13, 15/08/13.
Pitch black with a thin tan head.
Nose is dark fruits, liqourice, boozey notes, dark toffee, cocoa, jammy fruit.
Taste comprises berry fruit, light booze, sugars, leather, tar, light chocolate strains, raisens.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, some warming booze in the finish but not too hot.
Decent cask impy of the fruitier variety.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15th August 2013
GBBF Day 3. Almost opaque dark brown beer. Small pale tan head. Palate is surprisingly light and semi dry. Rich malt, touch of roast. A little unsweet dark chocolate turning to dark fruits. Whisper of coffee. Finishes rich and semi dry with a light floral note. Good stuff!
dnicolaescu (408) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
GBBF 2013 backlog. CASK.
Colour: brown, almost black.
Aroma: medicine/valerian, sourish, light alcohol.
Taste: light roast, sweet, licorice, some alcohol, moderate bitterness.
mR_fr0g (1386) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at gbbf 2013. Farmhouse mannure aroma. Some roast. Apples and mannure pretty in palatable.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2013. Black beer, small beige head. Roasted vinous aroma, caramel, raisins, dades, some grapes. Roasted vinous flavor, grapes, soot, licorice, some caramel. Vinous fruity finish.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty and somewhat overripe fruity note. Sweet, fruity and lingering caramelish to light chocolate. Mild bitter and toffee malty.
ThreeCats (485) - ISRAEL - AUG 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black body with a nice tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and licorice. Taste of lots of coffee, roast, chocolate, licorice, dark caramel. Complex and very nice.
downender (5615) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Dorset & Wiltshire beeriodical, the Seven Stars, Bristol 7/1/2013. Near black with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel and roasted malts. Very easy drinking for the strength, with more fruit, oak and a roasty finish. Very good.