davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle from BlackHearths&Sparrows. Great, very floral. Aromas of caramel, liquorice, anisette, with hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, with light sour notes, and long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head. sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
chocolate, roasty aroma - not quite heavy as it could be. black, frothy appearance. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness, with some light sourness in the aftertaste.full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Erasmus_ro (3244) - Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2013 Cask on GBA @ Gallows Bird, 13/06/11. Pours black with a reddish tinge and an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, dark fruits, loads and loads of cherries, tones of roasted malts, coffee and liquorice. Taste is strongly cherries as well, some coffee, tones of roasted malts. Palate is fairly light. Really love the cherry flavor. FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2012
Cask at Arcadia, Leeds. Pours a blackish cola brown, finger of creamy head. Aroma is great - deep roasted malts, coffee and chocolate notes, a bit of dark fruit too. Taste is wonderfully rich right from the off, the same deep notes coming through, but even more so. Rich and delicious. Lovely long finish, full body. It’s amazing that Black Sheep consistently lay the liquid turd that is their flagship, when they can brew something as good as this. ant_in_wales (26) - Aberystwyth, WALES - JUN 21, 2014
Puzzled by some sniffy comments on here
I’m greatly enjoying this
Great espresso aroma, lovely Mouthfeel and a great, rich taste
Some sweetness, some acidity, a bit of alcohol fizz
Hope they continue making it
Shark_Pants (781) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
Raisins, chocolate, malts in the aroma. Taste is port, raisins, dark chocolate, Vegemite. This is really great.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mjs (7814) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2011
(Cask, the first sample at Gallows Bird, Espoo, 20110610, and the second one at Angleterre, Helsinki, 20110613, both part of the Great Baltic Adventure) The beer poured almost black and its body was clear. The head was light brown. The first sample had unpleasantly sour aroma but the second was more like vineous. Other scents were roasted malts, apples, chocolate and cocoa. Palate was full bodied and warming. The first sample had sour and ashy flavours. The second one tastéd of wine, wood, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, hint of hops and mildly bitterness. Aftertaste was vineous and bitter. A really good vineous imperial stout. Unfortunately it appears that two of the three casks that made to Finland were off so the quality varies too much. My score is based on the good sample. yespr (49173) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and light phenolic. Dark roasted malty, breadish and liqourice. Dense dark malty and liqourice.