Stuu666 (4121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, chocolate, roasted, smooth coffee finish, not overpowering though.
riktw (21) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black beer. Smells like chocolate, coffee, wood and some plum.
Mouthfeel is thick, smooth and a bit oily with enough carbonation.
Aroma’s of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, liquorice and a hint of smoke.
Very nice beer.
olliejobbins (1093) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Jet black pour that lasts for a very long time. Aroma is bitter coffee, Marmite, burnt toast, roasted malts an liquorice. Really nice silky smooth texture. Full mouth feel. You can taste the alcohol a little but its mainly really nice bitter coffee, cocoa, something slightly sweet I can’t put my finger on. After taste lasts for a long time.
AdiBeer (1626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: intense coffee, cold espresso, earth, dark chocolate, milk coffee. Appearance: black, small, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: heavy, malty sweets carry on, intense coffee again, chocolate, light bitter finish, full body, flat carbonation. Overall: nice Imperial Stout, excellent coffee flavours. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.
markextrae (1348) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at home, murky black pour with a mocha coloured head. roasted malts, dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, some smoke, ash, dark espresso beans, cacao, milk chocolate, very smooth mouthfeel, lot’s of dark coffee, mocha, some kind of a tiramisu aftertaste. boy this beer is so rich of taste! awesome stuff!!
Leighton (12243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the chriso pre-Christmas tasting 2014 - London. Pours clear, rich brown with a creamy tan head. Heavy dark malts on the nose, rich cocoa, light smoke, earth. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich bread, milk chocolate, scorched earth, raisins. Full bodied with average carbonation. Mellow warmth to finish, some milk chocolate, burnt marshmallows, more raisins, earth, ash, burnt brown sugar. Quite tasty, and ery drinkable for the strength.
Grumbo (654) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Fraz at Norwich Tap House. Pours almost black with a small tan coloured head. Aroma of coffee, toasted malts, chocolate, hint of sour berry, not much by way of vanilla though. Medium sweetness mixing well with a light sourness, medium/full body, slick texture, soft carbonation. A beautiful sipper for a cold November evening.
oliodnb (409) - ITALY - NOV 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours black with a short lasting creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet with roasted malts, chocolate, liquor, very light peat/smoke aroma, some alcohol. Taste is also sweet, lots of roastiness, coffee, chocolate, some cherries, lightly smoked again, very light soy sauce. Finish has some light acidity and ground coffee bitter notes. Thick mouthfeel, low carbonation, full body. Excellent.
gEUS (1283) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by a kind soul at BBF’14. Pours deep brown with a small geyish head. Nose is lots of sweet milk chocolate and a good dose of roasted coffee beans. Medium to full body with nice dark flavours and vanilla notes. Wonderful imperial stout!
boingboomjimmy (16) - - OCT 2, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An opaque black oily appearance with no head, but the star is the aroma. Huge milk chocolate and vanilla. Incredibly smooth with a slight hop bitterness to begin with but mainly chocolate vanilla milkshake feel, and a tinge of alcohol warmth at the end. Beautiful.