Theydon_Bois (21886) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2018
Bottle split at Chris & Ruth's pre GBBF Shin Dig, cheers for all the shares, 05/08/17.
Light black with a decent beige cap.
Nose is caramel, light spice, charr, toffee, dried fruits, mellow roast malts.
Taste comprises roast malt, caramel dollop, chocolate, bitter fruit rinds, black peppery spice, charr.
Medium plus body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Probably the best 7.99% Impy Stout I've had ! TEJA (3412) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2017
Bottle shared by omhper, thanks.
Very carbonated. Long lasting light brown head. Nice arom from cara malts and coca cola.
Dark roasted caramell malt taste. The beer has a tuch of astringent bitterness ( possibly from the dark malts). omhper (26060) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2017
Bottled, thanks Bov! Dark brown, rich head. Pear, chocolate, menthe and pears up front. Sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Cocoa, coffee and pears. Mid bitter finish. Interesting. The_Osprey (9939) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2017
August 2017 - Bottle share at Chriso's Pre-GBBF Shindig. Thanks! As '523 Brewer's Reserve 3 Nights - Polaris'. Dark brown with a red hue, foamy light brown head. Aroma is crushed mint and bonbons. Body is frothy with soft carbonation. Taste is biscuity, mint with a spicy dry finish. (7-4-6-4-15=3.6) Scopey (16558) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2017
Bottle at C&R Pre-GBBF 2017. It pours darkest brown with a thick tan head. The aroma is earthy roast, toasty, woody, brioche, sugar and fruit cake. The taste is smooth, toasty, earthy, rich roasted malts, charred wood, cocoa, ash, spice and cake with toasty finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Interesting stuff. Decent.
madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2017
5th August 2017minutemat (6373) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2017
The great pre GBBF bottleshare at ChrisO’s. Almost opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is airy and dry, good fine carbonation. Dry and slightly bitter dark malts, offset by a little malt cream. Spicy mid. Dry spicy finish. Standard stuff.
330ml bottle from trade with Anstei. Many thanks! Pours pitch black, small foamy tan head Aroma has some light roast and sweet spice, bourbon or even rum perhaps. High carbonation on the palate, with some vibrant, sweet spice, cherry coke and dark malts. Had to double check this wasn’t barrel-aged in something. Ok, but carbonation is offputtingly high. jinroh (2585) - ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle shared at Chriso’s and Ruth pre GBBF shindig, August 5, 2017. Dark brown pour with abundant beige head. Light roasty aroma, some ginger there. Taste has more ginger and spices, slight chillies. Dry mouthfeel, caramel, raw chilli. Grumbo (4591) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle courtesy of Bov, cheers. Gusher on opening. Eventually pours black with a big tan head, slowly dimishing to a small bubbly ring. Aroma of aniseed, chocolate, spice, roasted malt and spruce. Medium sweetness and moderate bitterness, with a hint of sour. Medium to full bodied, oily and slick texture, average to soft carbonation. Finish is roasted, milky, with some increasing bitterness. mR_fr0g (14265) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle shared at Chriso’s and Ruth pre GBBF shindig. 02/08/2017. Many thanks. A dark black coloured pour with a lasting lively tan head. Aroma is woody pine, earthy, spicy hop. Palate is semi sweet, creamy, spritzy carbonation.. Flavour is composed of woody pine, pine, earthy roast. Not bad.