Lonick (1864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle @cgarvieuk. Speedway tasting (Dec 2015) [Rating Backlog] Pours black with a tan head. Nose is coffee, licorice, some chocolate. Taste is coffee, big coffee, slight chocolate, spices. juiceisloose (1484) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2016
750 ml bottle. Cracked open on New Years Eve. Pours an oily, jet black color and topped by a small, frothy, tan colored head of foam that slowly settles into a thin film. Nice streaks of lace coat the glass. The aroma is really nice showing dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, dark fruits, vanilla, and dark roasted malts to make up the base. The coffee doesn’t overpower, but is perfectly integrated with the dark chocolate and malts while adding a nice fruity and nutty undertone. The flavor follows and is a perfect marriage between the dark chocolate, espresso, dark roasted coffee, and malts while a touch of vanilla and toasted nuts helps smooth things out. The coffee roast comes across dry and adds ample balancing bitterness. Full bodied, smooth, and almost chewy on the mouthfeel with balanced carbonation that leads to a smooth roasted coffee finish with no alcohol presence detected. Delicious stuff. This is perfectly balanced, full flavored, and world class imperial stout. Alesmith never seems to disappoint. hackobock (4008) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
February 13, 2016. Bottle. Jokestereo (359) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
Black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is very coffee forward, smooth roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate, light earthy and hints of green peppers. Taste is light to medium sweet, soft roasted bitterness. Finish is sweet caramel, roasted coffee, hints of bitter dark chocolate, licorice, slight earthy. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
Very good, the green pepper notes drags it down a bit though. More coffee forward than the BA one.
Pours black with a nougat colored head. Aroma;; Roasted coffee, malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, nuts, and cocoa. Flavours; Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, nuts, some dark fruits and cocoa. AdmiralVernon (1191) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
A: Pitch black, huge nougat head that disappears fast. N: Coffee (tart), dark berries, almond, marzipan T: Coffee (bitter), milk chocolate, macadamia nuts O: Very nice balanced! Loads of great coffee flavours.
allmyvinyl (10508) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee, light booze, vanilla, leather. Taste is more of the same. Spicy finish. Stuu666 (13123) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, toffee, soapy, taste is chewy toffee, chocolate, coffee, roasted. McNeillR (2313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Dark opaque brown, light brown ring. Soft spicy roast if a nose. Initial taste is lean choc, spicy and light smoke. Carbonation is a soft enough buzz and oily, gritty mouthfeel. Finishes rich decadent roast, uncomplex linger and warm spicy jitter.GlasgowTAD (1768) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle, Speedway Tasting
Pours opaque black with a brown head. Aroma is caramel, oak, vanilla, leather, cocoa and coffee. Taste is coffee bitter, cocoa bitter, cocoa sweet, vanilla, leather, oak and slight tartt red berry. Full body. BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and licorice. Taste is rich, coffee, chocolate, roasty. Slightly sweet. Full bodied and clean. Nice