teorn88 (7687) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 26, 2015
33cl bottle from Beer Gonzo. It pours a dark brown color with a tiny brown head. Aroma is lightly smokey, roasty, lightly chocolatey. As it warms up this has more band aid and medicinal notes. Taste is mildly sweet with some chocolate vanilla whisky tar wood smoke and band aid. Some plastic burnt notes as well inthe finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, not really a great example of the style johndoughty (5631) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle. Black with a small head. Slight trace of liquorice with a hint of smoke..Not as unique as I had anticipated compared to other beers of this style but still quite interesting. sunevdj (4158) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
On tap at Hamnmästeren, Malmö. Pours an opaque black with a small off-white head. Light sweet- and dryness with strong aromas of toasted malts, dried fruits, turf, earthy and resiny hops. Also notes of dark chocolate. Also notes of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry and resiny finish. joergen (30200) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
Draught at Hamnmästaren.
Black colored with a small beige head.
Light roasted aroma of caramel and chocolate.
Sweet and roasted flavor of caramel, dried fruits and dark chocolate.
Roasted finish. SarkyNorthener (5144) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to Richthevillan at tasting. Dark brown beer with residual head. Aroma of whisky and soy sauce. Taste is prunes, chocolate, leather, some whisky and spice. Good.
RichTheVillan (8754) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with thin tan head, light Whisky aroma, taste has roast malts a hint of vanilla. Stuu666 (16009) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Keg at holyrood 9a. Pours black, quite fruity, dry chocolate roast, bitter. Svesse (9313) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm, 11 June 2014) Black colour with brief, creamy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar, raisins and hints of whisky. Roasted, malty taste with dark chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, peat, hints of whisky and a generous coffee bitterness in a finish with some sweetness coming through. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Nice one. Stuartyboy (1850) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2014
On tap at bow bar Edinburgh Black ale with a tan head very fruity high booze profile chocolate and coffee flavours very sweet very strong dark fruit such as booze soaked prunes AshtonMcCobb (7143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2014
On keg at Holyrood 9A
Appearance - opaque black with crema head.
Nose - some roast but mostly of a boozey Christmas cake. Raisins in brandy.
Taste - dark chocolate with prunes in alcohol. Black Forest gateau.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly fresh finish considering the richness.
Overall - great beer. Shouldn’t this be classified as Imperial. Perhaps also as much Porter as Stout.