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

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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 (4209) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1480) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (684) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5656) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2680) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SarkyNorthener (2808) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from cellar door, four oaks, Sutton Coldfield. Black beer with puddles of a tan head that reduces to just around the rim. Aroma of coffe, chocolate, ash, dark fruits, licorice and a hint of smoke. Taste is dark malts, a touch of treacle, sweet, chocolate, coffee and licorice with a light smoke and spice finish. Medium bodied and creamy. Excellent smooth balanced and easy drinking beer, loved it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5073) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle from Bottledog Kings Cross. Almost black with a small beige froth. Strong roasted coffee aroma. More complex when warmed up in the mouth, revealing chocolate, dark fruit, roasted coffee, everything with a good bitter-sweet-acidic balance. Absolutely a great and complex imperial stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3496) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Bouteille. Un liquide noir avec un rond de mousse beige. Un nez de chocolat, poussière, tabac, cigarette, poussière. Une bouche mince, l’alcool est discret, chocolat, cognac.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (132) - 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 (3710) - 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 (7043) - 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.


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