Don2711 (496) - - NOV 21, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2017 Black with off white head. Licorice malt and chocolate flavours. Really good. Not able to detect aroma but excellent taste and strenght. Much superior to Guinness. Will explore again re aroma on another night. SilkTork (5924) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2009
Dover Beer Festival. Acorn call this an Imperial Stout, and I can see the sense in that - it’s a strong dark beer with the soy sauce and chocolate flavours associated with an Impy. It’s a tasty and drinkable beer. There’s a solid bitterness in the finish - not aggressive, but firm and sober. A tree bark freshness that gives a healthy rub to the swallow. This is a really enjoyable drink. I’d like more of this! RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2011
Bottled. Faintly burnt aroma, but not unpleasantly so. Touch of caramel in the taste, plenty of dark chocolate and raisins, this is a really great stout, with a fine balance of roasty malt and spicy hops. The strength is subtle, yet still warming, ripe fruit comes in midway. Good bitterness in the finish. Excellent. Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
Very deep oak/black colour with a big frothy white head and lace. Roasted malt aroma. Smooth texture. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Slight bitter burnt finish. Great texture. Nice beer. Beese (3296) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2012. Poured black, with a halo of tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses and dark fruit. Dark chocolate in the flavour, with coffee and fruitcake. Full mouth feel. Finish was very nicely balanced bitter burnt malt, some hop and sweet fruits.
Hullaledrinker (24) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Bought a bottle of Gorlovka from Asda & enjoyed it at the end of an evening, this ale is quality very hoppy full bodied stout with lots of flavours of liquorice & fruits. really tasty, different league to Guiness in my book. better looking new bottle too & like the Russian name.