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

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 (4458) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1294) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
330 ml bottle from Ms rosella. Black with tanned head. Coffee, chocolate, sweet caramel. Semi sweet with medium bitterness and medium carbonation. Medium, maybe small body for the ABV.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SvanteL (17) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Svart med ljusbrunt skum. I doften finns en symfoni av choklad, kaffe, vanilj och mörka torkade frukter. Smaken är komplex och välbalanserad med choklad, kaffe, vanilj samt söt och lite syrlig fruktighet, det hela avslutas med en liten fin kaffebeska. Mu känslan är lite tjock och oljig med lite alkohol hetta. En suverän imperialism stout!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (439) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Tap@tuulensuu. Opaque black color with a small light brown head. Aroma has coffee, dark chocolate, ripe fruits, oak, salty licorice. Taste is malty sweet with long finish. Flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, ash, coffee, ripe fruits and vanilla. Some alcohol warmth also. Sticky mouth feeling.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (417) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2015 Bottle at home alone. Something like: a subtle, delicious, blend of ’the style of beer’ and chocolate with notes of vanilla, offset by the barest hint of soy sauce. Perfect. Thank you, Alexx :)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (1742) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle from the Cruise ship Viking Gabriella. Small brown head. Black-brown color. Big dark chocolate aroma blended with some dark caramell maltiness. Sweet caramell taste snd fine chocolate and a small alcohole to give a sting Balanced bitterness and a big body. A bit flat and low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlassBrass440 (297) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 18, 2015
Pours a deep ebony with faint tan head. Fresh ground espresso (pre extraction) earthy, forest floor, and mild chocolate in the aroma. Flavours bring chocolate and espresso, an undefined fruitiness, licorice, spice, and earthiness. Thick bodied and sweet with espresso lingering in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franksv6 (577) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2015
Unclear black beer with almost no beige head. Tastes like espresso, chocolate, vanilla, sweet, booze and roasty flavors. Smells and tastes great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11555) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep opaque black with a small creamy beige head. Aroma has roasted malts, hazelnuts, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, marshmallows. Low carbonation, fine dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, chocolate, a hint of ginger, vinious, coffee and luscious vanilla. Lingering flavourful finish with soft malty bitterness. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybion (99) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours black with not much head to speak of other than a thin ring of light tan froth around the edge. First on the nose is a big roasted nut note backed up with oak and earthen notes. Some sweeter notes start to emerge through later, primarily dark chocolate and vanilla. Bit of a creamy character starts to develop after a few whiffs, reminiscent of walnut whip. Fair bit boozy but not overpoweringly so. The advertised espresso comes through thick and fast taste-wise along with the usual burnt malts, a bitter combination which nicely balances the sweetness of the chocolate and vanilla, the latter of which is now sidelined a little. Booze is definitely prominent now, and warms quite strongly. Finish is long and sticky, with the weetabix-esque cereal notes lingering the longest. Full bodied with a thick texture and only slight carbonation on the edge of the tongue. Great effort.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heyden (112) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 30, 2015
Boozy and oaky nose, with a decent mix of chocolate coffee and vanilla. Taste is complex; warming alcohol oaky and a myriad of good roasty flavours. Im feeling marzipan and cherry liquer. The chov, coffee and vanilla are well balanced; I don’t find any to be more overpowering than the rest. Nice pleasing warming finish


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