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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Imperial Stout
Shepton Mallet, England
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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3890) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle. Black with a medium head. Chocolate and coffee merge to create a wonderful flavour/ Gently sweet and full bodied yet not overpowering. Dangerously easy to drink.Highly recommended.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10698) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABS (448) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolets BU. Pours very dark mahogany, close to black. A couple of centimeters of off-white head. Very pretty. Roasted malt, coffee, some alcohol, leather and red fruit nose. Sweet, with balancing bitterness. Ripe red fruit, coffee, roasted malt, some wood and some wineous flavours. Thick and oily body. Warming. Low carbonation. Very good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (123) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Black, with traces of a beige head. Aroma is initially coffee, followed by vanilla and hints of cooked vegetables. Full bodied, with slightly zingy carbonation. Flavours of vanilla, liquorice, roasted malts, chocolate, and some chilli spice at the end. Very nice, and much stronger than it tastes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ragnampiza (350) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUL 26, 2014
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Pitch black, absolutely no light passing through, with a big, creamy and moderately persistent light beige head. Clean and powerful aroma, plenty of sweet milk chocolate and espresso notes, obviously quite roasted, slightly ashy, with some light spices (liquorice and vanilla) presence in the background. More sweet than bitter, but overall very balanced and harmonious. Lots of burnt caramel/toffee, light smoked meat/soy sauce presence, solid chocolate and coffee taste. Unfortunately itís way over carbonated for the style, but perhaps itís sightly easier to drink this way. The alchool is extremelt well hidden though. Average carbonation, almost full body, oily texture. Certainly not mind blowing, but rather tasty enough.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianza_ale (83) - ITALY - JUL 25, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours a large dark tanned/brown foamy head, long lasting; deep black colour. Smells espresso, deep cocoa, vanilla, smokey, dates, ice cream like; very pleasent and cake/dessert like, almost remembers a tiramisý. Tastes very chocolatey, vanilla, toffee, malty, choco/mocha coffee. Medium and dominant sweetness, then medium bitterness, with cocoa/coffee and wood . Mild carbonation, full bodied, creamy and sticky texture, nice warming sensation, quite dry, leaves a a quite clean mouth for being an 11% IS. Itís like a chocolate mousse, coffee, alcoholic milkshake. Hides well the alcohol, itís more on the sweet side but very balanced; a slow enjoy, big sipper. Really nice, indeed

1.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
17.07.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mesiumlasting head. Aroma is loads of harsh vanilla, coffee, unripe banana, dark malts, caramel, chocolate, grass. Taste is very harsh sour-ish and metallic, sour coffee, a shitload of harsh vanilla, alcohol, dark malts, burnt caramel, dark fruits, unripe banana. Medium bitterness, harsh mouthfeel, very high fizzy carbonation. Holy crap on a cracker...!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (968) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 7, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Nlack colour with beige head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted aroma. Dark chocolate, sweet, roasted, coffee tase, some vanilla. Medium to full body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (2941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2014
330ml bottle at home. Pours deep dark brown, thin tan head. Big coffee aromas, creamy, vanilla, light chocolate notes. Taste has more fresh coffee, light cocoa. Finish is a little boozy. Would like to try aged, not necessarily called in anything, although whiskibeest is ace.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Voras (61) - - MAY 13, 2014
Almost black, white head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee. Taste: coffee, above all chocolate, bitter, and alcohol. Really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle from Brewtique on my birthday last year. Poured dark brown to black with a creamy beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, a fair bit of vanilla, boozy notes. The alcohol in the flavour is hidden pretty well, quite drinkable, chocolate, roasted coffee, some warmth from the alcohol, hint of vanilla, Smooth creamy palate. Pretty good, enjoyed this.


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