allmyvinyl (11407) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2018
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee and burnt citrus. Taste is bitter, roast, dark malt and molasses. Bitter finish. hohops (1200) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2018
Appearance- very dark, nearly black, a thick mocha head of around one finger. Aroma- chocolate and coffee dominate, with a fair amount of fruity hops- almost black IPA-like, biscuity malt, fresh hops, chocolate orange. Taste- coffee, roast malt, earthy malt, orange peel, hints of pineapple and tropical fruit, bitter dark chocolate. Full mouthfeel, but easy to drink. LazyPyro (2021) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2018
330ml bottle. Pours black with a large thick tan head, one of the biggest I've seen on a stout of this strength. Aroma is massive coffee with some fruity hops, roast malts and chocolate. Taste is massive coffee again, fruity hops, pine, chocolate, liquorice, roast malts, bitter finish... You could almost call this a black IPA. Full bodied, smooth creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation. A gorgeous imperial stout, so glad this didn't stay as a one-off brew. explosivedog (1999) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2018
660ml bottle (from trade with theydon_bois, thanks Colin). Pours black with a dark brown head. Coffee, chocolate, plum, touch of salted caramel, biscuit, booze, fig, little umami smoke stuff. Not much hoppy left, but the coffee has survived the age and the underlying stout is superb. Very good. Towey1989 (3650) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2018
Keg at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A black colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of liquorice, blackcurrant, some roasted malts, coffee, slight red fruits, a hint of chocolate and subtle dark fruits. Taste of liquorice, blackcurrant, roasted malts, coffee, some red fruits, chocolate, slight dark fruits, a hint of pine and subtle herbal hops. Medium to full bodied and moderate carbonation. A long, dry, slightly piney and herbal, roasted malt bitterness in the finish. I agree that this is more of an imperial black IPA than stout but not this is complex. Lots of spicy fruit, then roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and finally herbal hops. Lovely.
tommann (4121) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2018
330ml bottle. Pours jet black with a medium head. Aroma is hoppy blackcurrant Lockets. A little liquorice. Taste has blackcurrant Lockets to start and a roast liquorice finish. Fin (11259) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2017
Bottle picked up from Beer Revolution,
Hay on Wye, Powys, Wales, consumed at Builth Wells, Powys, Wales in the company of Isobel, Jude, Baz, Dom, Georgia, Rhys, Bailey. Sunday 31st January 2017 Pours black with a beige film. Hoppy, coffee and if I tried this blindfolded I might think it was was an Imperial BIPA. Dry, dark fruits but roasty and bitter. This is a wonderful beer, I am busy making Artic Role hence lousy review. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0 victorbeer1 (11) - Birmingham, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2017
Full coffee and toffee body, rich mouthfeel with caramel aroma. Smooth and delightful on the finish with balanced bitterness mR_fr0g (14427) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2017
Bottle huge thanks to Kenny for this one. A jet black mahogany b=coloured pour with a lasting mid tan head. Arom ia nice sweet chocolate, hazlenut, coffee, pine, resinous, . Flavour is composed of semi sweet, praline, hazelnut, ine, wood, jammy fruits, . Paalte is medium full bodied, moderate carbonation, creamy, . Nice lingering coffee, chocolate. Nice. coil (230) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2017
330ml bottle from The Grumpy Goat, Reading. Black colour with mocha head, good lacing. Dark roasted malts, big green coffee beans, espresso, pine resin hops, liquorice, light dark chocolate, light soap, light tobacco. Nice.