Davros IX (383) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017 LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was great. Poured off the tap dark chocolate color with nice caramel colored head. coffee, chocolate, caramel, malt, hops in this toasty flavor that doesn’t seem to quit. I normally have a hard time drinking stouts, but this one was easy to drink. It was a comfort beer, much like comfort food, it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy while you keep the flavor on your tongue.
Special lunchtime trip to Brewdog Clerkenwell to sample on keg. Excruciatingly expensive for a third, but it did look good in the glass with a nice colour and a small, but perfectly formed, brown head. The flavour was intense, with lots of coffee, soy and quite a bit of sweet chocolate. The alcohol was also very forward. The mouthfeel was velvet and oil and the flavour lingered long after the last sip. Overall? I have to say that it is not my thing and I have had better imperial stouts. Cocoa Psycho and Good King Henry and the Special Reserve all had a complexity of flavours that was lacking from this. They also had a bitterness from the roasted malts whereas this had a sweetness that is prevalent in so many USA beers. Glad I tried it, but a bit of a waste of money. homeini (287) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 21, 2017
Puszka 0.5l. Aromat czekoladowy, z wanilią i ciemnym chlebem, niezbyt intensywny. W smaku bardzo słodko, czekolada, wanilia, karmel. Kolor czarny z brunatnymi refleksami, piana brązowa, średnia, szybko znika z sykiem. Gęste, słodkie, alkohol świetnie ukryty, jak na imperial stouta bardzo mało paloności, goryczka minimalna, kawa niewyczuwalna. Generalnie bardzo słodki i gęsty ris, ale kawa, paloność i goryczka gdzieś się zgubiły, a mogłyby dać tutaj bardzo dużo. stupre (410) - Nanterre, FRANCE - AUG 20, 2017
1 pint can purchased @ Rockout Cave. Robe noire avec mousse brune. Café et chocolat. Alcool présent. popiela (900) - Poznañ, POLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Aromat kawowy, czekoladowy, delikatny alkohol. W smaku kawowe, brakuje ciała i intensywności. Goryczka niska, gładkie. BigMomma (251) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2017 Complex, fine, subtle espresso nose. Full bodied, delicate flavour, light alcohol warmth dry espresso finish lingering for some time. A subtle, well rounded, creamy, complex stout. Very enjoyable and much more subtle than expected.
LazyPyro (1297) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2017
473ml can. Pours black-brown with a thin tan head. Aroma: roasted malt, dark fruits, coffee, caramel, toffee, quite rich. Taste: rich like the aroma with coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits, sweet toffee and caramel, dark chocolate, warming alcohol. Full bodied, smooth creamy mouthfeel, fine carbonation. A truly outstanding beer, and considering the ABV it’s actually quite easy drinking. fiery_1 (1363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2017
750ml bottle @ Alex’s. Vintage 2015IowaBrewer (1) - - AUG 16, 2017 does not count
Pours an opaque black with a brown head. Nose is dark fruits, raisins, and toffee. Flavour is dark bitter coffee, dark chocolate, rich and smooth. Ending the night and it’s quite enjoyable.
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2017 Incredible beer. Thick dark pour with short lasting tan head. Aroma is dominated by Roasted notes, but they are not overwhelming in the flavor. Slightly warming. Heidbummer (694) - SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2017
Flight, Brewdog Edinburgh, Alesmith showcase. Pours midnight black, persistent tan head. Big booze, treacle, coffee, roasted nuts, burnt toast, charcoal aroma. Smooth as hell, but with a boozy warming finish. Massively complex, but well balanced taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, treacle, HP sauce hints too. Soft but with an enormous full mouthfeel. Tastes like a base for a thousand finishes (and there are) but probably wouldn’t be improved by tweaking. Great stuff. Fules (1270) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - AUG 13, 2017
Kicsi, nem túl tartós hab, fekete szín. Isteni, csokis, kakaós, kávés , aszalt gyümölcsös illat. Csokis, kakaós, aszalt szilvás-meggyes ízvilág, enyhe kávés és konyakos, földes aromákkal. Testes, enyhén szénsavas, erősen keserű, kissé száraz utóízzel. Nagyon finom, igazi nagyágyú.