cgarvieuk (24462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2009
Bottle at home ... HUGE thanks to Fonefan for this ... deep black with thick tan head ... roast malt and coffee nose ...slightly fizzy ... deep roast ... smooth chocolate malts ... little meaty ... little toffee licorice ... low bitterness ... creamy and rich ... quite sublime Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Snow Tasting, London - thanks to whoever brought this one! Pours rich brown with a creamy, tan head. Sugary dark malt nose, light spices. Medium sweet flavor, lightly roasty with dry and dark sugars, light dirt. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate warmth to finish, dirty bitterness, dark cocoa, burnt leaves. Good all around stout. Rasmus40 (20639) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2011
Black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and bitter finish. Smooth and full bodied. Excellent. 070510 fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2009
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2009Koelschtrinker (20396) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
Black color; big creamy head. Very nice roasted malt aroma, creamy, as well as the flavor, and both aroma and flavor have a good hopping.
Aromatischer Malzgeruch. Malziger Antrunk mit leichter Schokoladennote, mitt-intensiv, für ein Imperial Stout mild wirkend. Dennoch vollmundig, die leichten Hopfennoten erfrischen. Im Abgang erheblich würziger, die Malzigkeit wird cremiger. Mittellanger Nachgeschmack. Endlich mal kein Imperial Sotut nach dem Prinzip „stärker=besser“! Guter Einsatz des Röstmalzes. 12/11/11/12//11
Theydon_Bois (19491) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow tasting, thanks to Henrik, 20/01/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown bordering on light black with a thin tan head.
Nose carries dark malts, a little spice, sugars, molasses, light soapy notes.
Taste comprises roast malt, light chocolate, liqourice, molasses, brown sugar, a little spice.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a dry finish with some bitterness.
Decent. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2008
Black color, brown head. Tar aroma, licorice and some smoky notes. Tar flavor, some licorice, chocolate, cocoa and rather bitter hop notes. Nice body. Dry bitter tar finish. harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting. Black beer lasting tan head. choccy aroma. very flavoursome choccy sponge. pleasant saxo (18300) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are coffee, chocolate, roast malt and hops. mcberko (17823) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2010
500mL bottle, pours black with a medium beige head. Roasted malts, oats and light espresso on the nose. Flavour is essentially the same, with a dry body and a slightly bitter finish. Looking forward to trying this one’s big brother.