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Style: Imperial Stout
Shepton Mallet, England
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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle from Beer Ritz, Leeds. Pours an inky black, finger of deep brown head. Aroma is big espresso and coffee grain, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, prunes and fire damaged buildings (they’ve got ash in them, alright?). Taste is surprising - softer chocolate initially, with the coffee and dark, dried fruit characters coming later, with a bit of bourbon-y vanilla. This would be astounding if bourbon barrel aged well. Medium-full body, long, flavourful, coffee bitter finish. Very good indeed.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (129) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Jet black tan head,sweet coffee and vanilla on the nose. Flavor is sweet lots of vanilla and coffee some alcohol warmth on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3625) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
3.7 UK units. Le liquide n’est pas noir. Il est un pauvre en mousse. Son nez est riche de café noir frais et pimenté. Le parfum de chocolat vanillé ne passe pas inaperçu: cet élan est tout à fait cohésif. Au goût, les saveurs s’harmonisent bien entre elles. Le café montre un côté un peu cannelle. Les fèves de cacao et la vanille se fusionnent au contact d’un alcool bien senti. En bouche, j’ai l’impression d’un corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement modéré et une texture crémeuse. En finale, le café serré s’efforce de dissiper cette douceur qui devient de plus en plus chaude. Assez facile à boire pour une bête qui tire un solide 11%.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6745) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
Bottle - Tons of dark roasted espresso with a touch of vanilla sweetness. Deep jet brown with a light brown head. Syrupy dark chocolate, espresso and sweet vanilla. A little overboard but decent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMarini (7) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2015 does not count
Pours thick and dark brown, treacle. Chocolatey aroma dominates the nose with hints of coffee and roasted nuts, slightly sweet. It is thick, silky, oily, lots of vanilla and chocolate balanced with a delicate coffee bitterness. Chocolate milk mixed with creamy espresso. Very tasty, the alcohol is warming but is perfectly balanced with the intensity and complexity of the flavours.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3002) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and vanilla notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Impy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer4000 (4913) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2015
330 ml bottle. Dar, dark brown, very close to black body with a fine, medium sized pale beige head. Aroma has dark malt, roasted coffee and wood. Flavor is quite smooth, medium roasted dark malt. There is more roast here, but I feel this is like roasted expresso coffee, some dark chocolate, hint of dry fruit, balanced bitterness and quite much wood going towards something earthy. The alcohol is incredible well hidden, it event doesn’t feel very hot, just a subtle hint. Fien body and aftertaste. Feels a bit one dimensional malty and woody at the first few sips, but by the end of the bottle I’m really enjoying this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
22.1.2015. Look is oily and intense. Aroma is pure espresso, simply delicious. Also roasted dark malts. Flavour also has intense coffee, also decent sweetness, balance is to the sweeter side. Dark chocolate is also present. Tasty!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ferit (179) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2015
Frisse geur. Rouwen bittere groente geur. Ziet er donker uit, schuim snel weg. Zoet, iets bitter en vanille. stroperig. Meestal bij groente is het zoutige maar deze stout heeft iets bittere en fris. Zeer appart. Zo een Imperial stout heb ik nog niet gedronken. Zeer veel alcoho, ik weet niet of dat nodig wat. Voegt niks toe.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (5170) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
33cl Bottle from Beer Boutique. Black colour, thin beige head. Aroma of vanilla, soft well-integrated coffee, roasted malts, some chocolate, quite sweet but really nice. Flavour is of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, everything it promises to be, quite sweet but well-balanced imho. Medium bodied at best. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (11420) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at home, from Ales By Mail, gawd knows how I’ve managed to not rate this one so far @solidcatchup 13/03/15. Pitch black with a decent tan covering that dissipates to a swirl and edgeward. Nose is chocolate, vanilla bean, light charr, spice, roast malt, coffee notes. Taste comprises shades of dark fruit, chocolate truffles, booze tunes, coffee tang, spice, caramel shortbread. Full bodied, oily soft feel, lightly warming booze in the close. Solid impy, drinks a touch below its ABV, nice sipper - chocolate maltesers all the way at the end!


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