The_Osprey (7996) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Cask. Black, small bubbly light brown head. Thick off-white lacing. Smell - chocolate crayon. Body - light but not foamy. Taste - smokey with a touch of toffee. Wouldn’t call this an imperial stout at all - can drink it by the pint. Decent. Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Cask at JDW. Dark ruby with a thin, patchy head. Heavy, chewy mouthfeel with molasses, treacle and toffee notes dominating the taste. Something vaguely fruity like red grape too. Lots of good stuff going on but drinkability isn’t high. Garrold (5276) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle from Beeches of Walkley, Sheffield. Deep, reddy brown. Thick, creamy, beige head. Good looker. Aroma is dark, unsweetened fruit. Roasted coffee beans, some licorice, some dark chocolate. Taste is roast bitterness. Hoppy, dry finish. Punches well above its weight. vipinvelp (4430) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2013
Pitch Black with light Brown foam head, lacing. Aroma is strong bitter coffee, taste is not too bitter at the start, but turning better over time. (Barnsley 201310)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kerenmk (4768) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 28, 2013
Cask at The Sportsman, Huddersfield, September 2013. Black with light tan head. Straight to the point wooden aroma, faint ash, too. Dry, bitter, ash-like taste, full-bodied, smooth, dried ash finish. By-the-book.
undercurrent25 (2142) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Gravity tap at Northwich Beer Festival 2013. Tasted like out of date coca cola and gone off coffee, disgusting a gusher larsga (7540) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
Medium beige head. Nearly opaque black body goes deep dark brown at edges. Earthy cocoa aroma with prunes notes. Dry-sweet roasty earthy caramel taste with burned notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy floral herbal aftertaste with salty roasty notes. It’s ok, but low on flavor and just not that good. (0.5l bottle, from House of Trembling Madness, York.) Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2013
Clear black colour, slight white head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Quite hoppy flavour, bitter roasted malts, malts, caramel and chocolate. Chocolate finish, light coffee and over-ripe fruits.
TheJvd (1291) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
(From 0.5L bottle @ WW II tasting, Amsterdam. Courtesy of deanso. Thanks for sharing, Dean!)
Bottle @ WWT II. Pours dark brown/black with a small tanned head. Aroma has some roast and molasses. Taste also has roast, sweetness, brown sugar and some coffee. Quite a dry finish. MrHangover (4559) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
Bottle @ WWT II. Pours a dark red, almost brown beer with a small beige head. Aroma of fresh brewed coffee and dark malts. Flavor is quite sweet and malty, light spiced with cinnamon. Quite nice.