imdownthepub (15525) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2016
Cask conditioned at The Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Black with beige head. This has a rich, heavy bodied, darkly roasted winter beer, arming alcohol, some caramel, some coffee notes. There is a lingering bitterness. Went well with a warm sausage roll. Good beer. Cunningham (8528) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
Black color with a big fine creamy beige head. Nice lacing down the glass. Powerful nice aroma. Chocolate, coffee, mild fruity and mild roasted. Medium to full body and a soft fine carbonation. Powerful little devil and quite well masked alcohol. Chocolate, some dried fruits, coffee and mild roasted. Nice evening sipper.OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
[On tap at The Angel in Manchester, England]
Nice but a little too sour. Vavsvsssvavavaavvsgssggsgsgsggsgsshhshshhshsh. S bsbssssbsbsbssbsb SilkTork (5926) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
Gravity, Dover Winter Beer Fest 2010. Shoe leather, burnt plastic, hot dog. Lots of coffee in the flavour. Very smooth. Some butter. jmgreenuk (10378) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 6, 2013
Poured a dark mahogany with a bubbly tan head and no lace. The aroma is big dry peat and roasted malt. The flavour is strong bitter, liqourice and dark chocolate. A really chewy and satisfying beer. The alcohol is starting to dominate a little but its not at the point where I’m concerned. Great to taste, but due to the high alcohol content, I won’t be having a session on this!
DanielBrown (4567) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2012
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Pitch black, with a grizzled beige thatch. Slightly throaty, hollow in mouthfeel. Flavour is slow to emerge but ends up with a warming choc coffee taste. I didn’t initially find this too rich or powerful, but the more I drank, the more I started enjoying the purposeful, balanced, smooth imperialness. Quite oily, which is good. Light. Like. DruncanVeasey (8456) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2010 Cask handpull, The Pub, Leicester. Pitch like tar; dirty manila collar like a US impy. Dribble-making aroma dragging in Lindt 80%, Crunchie, burnt toast, coffee dregs, toilet rug, Sugar Puffs. Huge and burnt with a massive onslaught of bitterness rounded (slightly) by cocoa, smoke, burnt xmas pud, a tingle of something lactic and not quite sour like (Dublin) Gwince, then your tongue is incinerated. Beowulf know their way round a dark roasty brew alright, but this was something else. Punishing and deep. I couldn’t drink a pint. Or could I? Fucking hell. Right there. Lives with Mikkeller, The Dog, De Molen, Nogne, Old Chimneys...Deep, slow-burning, hugely impressive beer from a brewer whose (dark beers in particular) would be more sought-after and highly acclaimed if they were widely available in the south of England, and retailing on the internet for 8 quid a bottle. harrisoni (19553) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2010
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2010. Black, thin tan head. Oily in the swirl. Good coffee, molasses on aroma. Intense. That is so good, one of the best British imperial stouts I’ve had. So much tar, but in a good way. Liquorice and molasses and lots of balanced espresso coffee. One of the best impy stouts I’ve had full stop. sm89walt (2082) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2010
Cask - White Cliffs Festival 2010, Dover. Poured an opaque black with a very fine & frothy tan head that dissipated fully. Coffee and chocolate with a leathery undertone on the nose. Coffee and milk chocolate and with a big roasty bitterness. Finishes with a good length tobacco note. Medium to full in body with a soft and warming mouthfeel. bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2010
Dover Beer Festival 2010: Jet black beer with only a slight tan head. Very thick with a pleasant oily mouth-feel to it. Very strong flavour of mainly burnt malt and coffee. This is one of the best imperial stouts I’ve tasted, top stuff.