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

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7806) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2016
16/V/16 - sample @ Leuven Innovation - BB: n/a (2016-586) Thanks to the Belgian RB crew for sharing today’s beers!

Clear dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of vanilla, sweet, chocolate, lots of milk chocolate. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, lots of vanilla, bit malty, sugary. Aftertaste: sweet, bit sugary, vanilla, alcohol, pretty bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (3017) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2016
0,33 l bottle soy sauce, chocolate, roasty, coffee, black, hazy, minimal head, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, lightly salty, full body, sticky, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SeniorZozo (1037) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival 2016 // Huge nose of chocolate, vanilla, soy sauce, brine, salt. Sweet flavor also tart and lots of umami. soy, Worcestershire sauce, kelp, coffee. Silky and smooth with low carbonation. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Satyroneto (290) - BRAZIL - JUN 2, 2016
Cor marrom escuro quase negro com sedimentos no fundo do copo; espuma bege de baixas formação e persistência, praticamente sem lacing. Aroma em primeiro plano de café expresso e no segundo plano álcool, chocolate e leve baunilha; com o aumento da temperatura tornam-se mais intensas as notas adocicadas de chocolate e baunilha e notas de álcool, sempre com a presença de torrado do café. Sabor inicial doce de chocolate e baunilha com um final alcoólico e torrado remetendo ao café espresso; retrogosto persistente, alcoólico que aquece a boca e de torrado. Corpo sedoso, levemente licoroso e de baixa carbonatação. Boa drinkability para uma imperial stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (2754) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2016
@ LIBF 2016. Dark brown/black. Light roastiness, coffee, lots of cocoa, milk chocolate and vanilla, too much vanilla. Too sweet

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewerale (158) - - MAY 26, 2016
Esperava mais. Negra com média formação de espuma marrom de pouca/média duração. Notas de cafe, chocolate amargo e discreta baunilha. O lúpulo é mais percebido no sabor. Corpo médio, final longo e adocicado.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (5062) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
Black with no head. Strong aroma of chocolate and booze. Very smooth and creamy texture. Has a nice sweet chocolate taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (8957) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle @ LIBF’16. Shared with the RB Belgian team. Brune foncée, col fin blanc-cassé laissant un léger filament doré sur le verre presque huileux. Arôme au nez malté, chocolaté rétro léger de vanille qui reste fort plaisant avec des effluves de poudre de cacao qui montent en puissance avec un rétro fin de café moulu. Palais est épais, malté bien chocolaté avec un très bon accompagnement vanille. Le tout est accompagné par un savant usage de café qui ne dénature pas ce stout impérial. Une version qui est très plaisante et sort un peu des habitudes des bières ’sour’ de chez ces anglais.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (4234) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2016
At LIBF. Atypical beer for this brewery in being a classic imperial stout. Thin, off-white, quickly vanishing head, pitch black robe. Lovely and rich aroma of strong vanilla and even vanilla ice cream, milk chocolate, hazelnut paste, ’fondant’ chocolate, cappuccino, pear syrup, toffee, dates, coconut. Sweet and rich onset, candied brown sugar sweetness, candied banana and marzipan hints, rounded, thick and oily malt body, chocolatey with a coffeeish roasted bittering touch, some whisky-like warming alcohol. Decadent, opulent and ’moelleux’, with sweetness dominating: this seems closer to an imperial porter than to an imperial stout, but an astonishingly good one at that.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hohops (729) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Appearance is jet black, completely opaque, a few tan bubbles in place of any kind of head. Aroma- leather dipped in milk chocolate, lots of vanilla, chocolate fudge cake, oak, forest floor, coffee liqueur, hints of cherry skins and brandy-soaked prunes, roasted malt throughout. Taste- boozy chocolate milkshake, vanilla sweetness, dark cocoa-heavy chocolate, coffee with a shot of alcohol, hazelnut and vanilla, a very long, sticky and bittersweet finish. Mouthfeel is a little thin for the abv. Very nice, if a little rough around the edges.


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