john44 (3215) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Gravity Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2009 (Day 3), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2009 - as "White Shield Czars Imperial Stout" - Very Malty; roast/burnt malts, caramel, burnt sugar, toffee, coffee, chocolate, liquorice. Very fruity; dark fruits. Warming alcohol very evident. Sweet roast malty balanced by a subtle bitterness. Drying roasted malty finish. Great beer! (2009-08)
Theydon_Bois (20228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle shared at the Commons, big thanks to Fin for gifting me this one, 09/11/14.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderate beige swirl and edgework.
Nose is very lightly oxidised, tangy dark fruits, spice, tobacco, leather.
Taste comprises dark fruit, light charr, earthy cocoa, dates, leather, roasted.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough impy aged considered. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle brought to us by Colin. Thanks!
A: Mahogany color, cappuccino head.
N: Cola, coffee, cocoa, molasses, licorice.
T: Mostly sweet.
M: Oily, heavy body.
O: Really glad to try this one as I didn’t even know it existed before today. I think it pales a bit compared to the Siren and Old Chimney, but not by much. BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Casey bottles this at the brewery in 2008. Pours a dark brown. Slight head. Chocolate. Slightly bitter. Really nice. Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2012
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Black color. Tart, vinous and roasty with lots of licorice and dry vinous sherry. Roasted malts and dry sherry, not a good match.
EdKing (2629) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle from Kris Wines. Opaque black, tan to off white big foam head. Texture is not oily, but medium bodied. Nose is caramel ale fruity, grain husk, roasted malt, marmite, liquorice, dab of chocolate, dab of ripe fruit. From the nose you know it is going to be one of those old style ale based stouts, which is caramelly and grain husky over very strong coffee and choc. Taste is caramel, ale fruity, roasted malt, marmite, little bit of bitter hop, and fair amount of carbonation. Finish is roasted bitter malt, bit of coffee bean and caramel. madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
4th and 6th August 2009planky84 (3345) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2012
Cask at GBBF. Opaque black beer. Light dry and soft palate. Sweet malt and light chocolate with some repressed dark berry fruits. A little smooth vanilla, then estery bubblegum sweetness. Rich spicy hops toward the finish and spicy bitterness. Complex beer. Tasted twice to get everything out of it.
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Black pour with a tan head. Dark chocolate, dark fruits, dates, licorice and coffee aroma. Rich old nose this one. Very flavoursome indeed. Demerara sugar, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice toffee, molasses. Dry as a bone. Vinous. Long, sweet dry finish. Lovely stuff! jackl (8271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle from the legendary Kris Wines. Deep brown color with a discrete tan head that slowly fades, leaving plenty of lacing. The nose is alcohol, port wine, milk chocolate, dark grape. The body is roasted malt, milk chocolate, oak wood flavoring, some tobacco. Slightly dry thin finish. Overall, understated and quite good. Habanero (4773) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - APR 8, 2012
On tap. Nearly black body with a tiny tan head.Nose of toasted malt and coffee. Sweet flavor with coffee, prunes, chocolate and licorice notes in it. Full bodied, oily texture and flat carbonation. Ends up more dry, slightly bitter and with alcohol notes.