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Wild Beer Wildebeest

Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Imperial Stout
Shepton Mallet, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13575) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. It pours an opaque black body under a small, dense, light tan head leaving some lacing. The aroma is rather treacle-ish and licorice-ish, with some coffee hints and heavily roasted malts. In the far back there’s some dark chocolate, and the alcohol level is detectable too. Somehow, it also smells sweetish, like when chewing brown sugar. The flavor though, is certainly sweet, with a nice bitterness in the back, trying to,but not managing to, win over the sweetness. Treacle, salty licorice, roasted malts and some prunes, dates and coffee, and some dark chocolate, leather, bonfire and alcohol. Full body, nice carbonation and considering the ABV level, not much warmth. Lasting roasted, licorice finish equally complex as the initial flavor. A wonderful beer indeed, but I’d like some more green in it, as it is now there’s too much black I think. 140921

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
javiercrasher (166) - Granada, SPAIN - SEP 20, 2014
Negra con una buena capa de espuma beige sin mucha retención. Aromas a café principalmente, con algo de chocolate y sin presencia de la vainilla. También madera humedecida en alcohol. Buen cuerpo y con un trago sedoso. En boca el alcohol muy bien disimulado, primeramente aparece el chocolate pero finalmente el café vuelve a tomar todo el protagonismo. Siendo excesivo, café molido que deja un final seco. Me esperaba más de esta cerveza.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1391) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Keg anchorage Sheffield. Black thin head. Aroma is choc coffe roasted malts milk taste is same really good sweetness good bitter finish. Nice oily body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
From bottle at Grünerlřkka Mat & Mikro Festival 2014. Black body with a small tanned head. Strong roasty aroma with herbal notes, cocoa. Taste of strong espresso, vanilla, nuts and chocolate. Good thick body, nice dry roasty finish. Quite nice and balanced!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1388) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle @dutchdrebus with benzai and joes. Black with a beige color. Smells coffee filter, vanille, chocolat, roasty. Tastes sweet, vanille, coffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8233) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Opaque black color, quickly diminishing beige head. Aroma is malts, chocolate, vanilla and -unfortunately- (Dutch) hopjesvla. Taste malts, lightly sweet-bitter, vanilla, chocolate. Fortunately no "hopjesvla" in the aroma. Medium body and carbonation. Too bad the aroma was not my thing at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (4020) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle @ home. Black colour with a small beige head. Smells coffee, roasty, chocolate, sweet, slightly bourbon, vanilla. Tastes lots of vanilla, coffee, roasty, sweet, hint of liquorice. Amazing. Love it! Full body, soft carbo, slightly velvetty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6831) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2014
330 ml bottle. From alesbymail.co.uk. Black colour with a small tan head. Roasted malt, vanilla, ashy dryness, bitterness, sourness and coffee in the aroma. Quite nice. The flavour is roasted malt, sourness, mild vinegar, ashy dryness, vanilla sweetness and coffee. Quite enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (3819) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle from Birmingham Beer Bash. Delicious beer. Beautiful sweet choc depth and creamed coffee. Great balance and power. So smooth. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11216) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle from Alesbymail. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and lots of coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Soft and smooth. 300714

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