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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Imperial Stout
Shepton Mallet, England
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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 (3994) - 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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3336) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
At BBF 2014 Pours black, small to no grey head . Smell is coffee . Taste is coffee . Bitter , some chocolate ( very milky chocolate ) . Very much my taste, sir !

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fin (7481) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle picked up from ’Jacks’, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, consumed at Camping Het Rieven, Landsmeer, nr Amsterdam, Netherlands, Saturday 27th September 2014. This is damn good, really impressed with this solid gold beauty. So creamy and chocolatey its a filthy sexy beast of a beer, you need Barry White on the stereo and a rich, thick chocolate mousse yum.. Coffee creeps out from behind the chocolate and there is also a nice seam of custardy vanilla. Wonderful. A8 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.3

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13617) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. It pours an opaque black body under a small, dense, light tan head leaving some lacing. The aroma is rather treacle-ish and licorice-ish, with some coffee hints and heavily roasted malts. In the far back there’s some dark chocolate, and the alcohol level is detectable too. Somehow, it also smells sweetish, like when chewing brown sugar. The flavor though, is certainly sweet, with a nice bitterness in the back, trying to,but not managing to, win over the sweetness. Treacle, salty licorice, roasted malts and some prunes, dates and coffee, and some dark chocolate, leather, bonfire and alcohol. Full body, nice carbonation and considering the ABV level, not much warmth. Lasting roasted, licorice finish equally complex as the initial flavor. A wonderful beer indeed, but I’d like some more green in it, as it is now there’s too much black I think. 140921

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
javiercrasher (167) - Granada, SPAIN - SEP 20, 2014
Negra con una buena capa de espuma beige sin mucha retención. Aromas a café principalmente, con algo de chocolate y sin presencia de la vainilla. También madera humedecida en alcohol. Buen cuerpo y con un trago sedoso. En boca el alcohol muy bien disimulado, primeramente aparece el chocolate pero finalmente el café vuelve a tomar todo el protagonismo. Siendo excesivo, café molido que deja un final seco. Me esperaba más de esta cerveza.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1444) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Keg anchorage Sheffield. Black thin head. Aroma is choc coffe roasted malts milk taste is same really good sweetness good bitter finish. Nice oily body. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2454) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
From bottle at Grünerlřkka Mat & Mikro Festival 2014. Black body with a small tanned head. Strong roasty aroma with herbal notes, cocoa. Taste of strong espresso, vanilla, nuts and chocolate. Good thick body, nice dry roasty finish. Quite nice and balanced!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1418) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle @dutchdrebus with benzai and joes. Black with a beige color. Smells coffee filter, vanille, chocolat, roasty. Tastes sweet, vanille, coffee.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8395) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Opaque black color, quickly diminishing beige head. Aroma is malts, chocolate, vanilla and -unfortunately- (Dutch) hopjesvla. Taste malts, lightly sweet-bitter, vanilla, chocolate. Fortunately no "hopjesvla" in the aroma. Medium body and carbonation. Too bad the aroma was not my thing at all.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (4070) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle @ home. Black colour with a small beige head. Smells coffee, roasty, chocolate, sweet, slightly bourbon, vanilla. Tastes lots of vanilla, coffee, roasty, sweet, hint of liquorice. Amazing. Love it! Full body, soft carbo, slightly velvetty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6862) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2014
330 ml bottle. From alesbymail.co.uk. Black colour with a small tan head. Roasted malt, vanilla, ashy dryness, bitterness, sourness and coffee in the aroma. Quite nice. The flavour is roasted malt, sourness, mild vinegar, ashy dryness, vanilla sweetness and coffee. Quite enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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