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Wild Beer Wildebeest

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybion (97) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours black with not much head to speak of other than a thin ring of light tan froth around the edge. First on the nose is a big roasted nut note backed up with oak and earthen notes. Some sweeter notes start to emerge through later, primarily dark chocolate and vanilla. Bit of a creamy character starts to develop after a few whiffs, reminiscent of walnut whip. Fair bit boozy but not overpoweringly so. The advertised espresso comes through thick and fast taste-wise along with the usual burnt malts, a bitter combination which nicely balances the sweetness of the chocolate and vanilla, the latter of which is now sidelined a little. Booze is definitely prominent now, and warms quite strongly. Finish is long and sticky, with the weetabix-esque cereal notes lingering the longest. Full bodied with a thick texture and only slight carbonation on the edge of the tongue. Great effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heyden (97) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 30, 2015
Boozy and oaky nose, with a decent mix of chocolate coffee and vanilla. Taste is complex; warming alcohol oaky and a myriad of good roasty flavours. Im feeling marzipan and cherry liquer. The chov, coffee and vanilla are well balanced; I don’t find any to be more overpowering than the rest. Nice pleasing warming finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
killroy (76) - BULGARIA - JUN 30, 2015
This is one of my favorites. Pours dark, almost black, with complex aroma of coffee, chocolate and bit of toffee. Same in the taste, with hint of vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle: Poured a black color stout with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and slight lacing notes. Aroma of deep espresso coffee notes with dry roasted black chocolate malt notes. Taste is also dominated by dry espresso notes with some lightly bitter black chocolate notes that are also perceptible. Body is a little bit thin with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed with great variety of flavours that re well balanced between each other’s. My only negative point would be that body was a little bit thin for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2015
Black with a light beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dates, fig, coconut. Full bodied, slightly velvety mouthfeel, smooth on the palate with a complex finish. Taste is coffee, vanilla, chocolate, dates, fig, hint of coconut & marshmallow. Yum.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erasmus_ro (1827) - Alabama, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle, 06/06/15, thanks bluus. Pours dark brown, black with a mocha head. Aroma is roast, salty liquorice, mocha, coffee. Wonderful. Taste is roast, liquorice, some earthiness, light sour, chocolate, vanilla. Just wonderful. One of the best I’ve tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1549) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tiny bit of sediment and a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and liquorice - with a slightly bitter finish. ABV is fairly well hidden

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (758) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Wow, one of those beers that I could sniff for ages! Coffee, chocolate and liquorice . The liquorice takes hold in the mouth, this is almost world class, just needs something extra on the finish, and it would be pushing a 5.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5771) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle from de Molen beershop, cant seem to find a BB date, large sample. Dark color, short head, just some lacing. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malts, bit spicy coffee, dark chocolate, mocha, bit ash and tar. Soft sweet taste, vanilla and choc again, slight roast, slight alcoholic finish. Slight thin, could be a bit more creamy to support the vanilla pudding with some caramel in the finish. Still, I like this kind of stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
[bottle] Sweet, dark molasses and pumpernickel bread aroma with plenty of dried fruit, tobacco and faint vanilla, that wafts in with some ethanol. Opaque garnet-black with clear highlights under a thin tan sheet and collar of a fine bead. Flavour is potent pumpernickel, molasses, and dried fruit immediately followed by sweet vanilla and a faint, coffee accent and tang. Moderate to low bitterness. Full body, chewy, with moderate to low carbonation and a smooth and slightly warming feel.

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