ljthiessen (1348) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2017 olie (22) - Greater London, - DEC 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich, dark stout with a thick, chocolate coloured head. Almost black, but with a red tinge. Aroma full of coffee, licorice, tobacco, dark chocolate. Tastes of all those things, but with some surprises- an almost milky chocolate creaminess, and some berries in there too. A definite hoppiness cuts through the cream, but more balanced than in some similar imperial stouts - I would say this is a much better hop/malt blend than Buxton’s Tsar for example, which has a similar load of flavours.
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is rich molasses and chocolate, hint of vanilla. Taste is a little bitter, molasses and cocoa, touch of black licorice. Bush_Docta (327) - - JUN 22, 2017
Pours black with a beige head. The aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, with hints of dark fruits and nuts. The taste is chocolate with lots of roast and sour coffee. There’s some alcohol noticeable. Nice smooth finish. Body is medium, carbonation is soft. It’s a FES-like imperial stout but still ok. Alusmamuts (1977) - LATVIA - FEB 17, 2017
Black with creamy beige head. Roasted and slightly bitter aroma. Strong bitterness with roasted grain and coffee notes. Touch of milky sweetness on the background. Medium bitter aftertaste. john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Pitch Black in colour with reddish tinge. Very malty; burnt/roast malts, liquorice, coffee, caramel. Fruity; slightly sour fruity; dark fruits, berries. Hoppy; spicy fruity hops. Oily. Tarry. Underlying sweetness, but taste dominated by burnt/roast malts. (2009-01)
MatusBeer (677) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle. Deep dark colour with stable white foam. Aroma of plumbs,coffee and chocolate. Taste of plumbs, roasted coffee, nuts, chocolate, riped fruits, alcohol.
alkolord (543) - - JAN 18, 2017
Sehr Dunkelbraun trüb im Glas, brauner Schaum, röst Aromen und Schokolade in der Nase, weicher Körper, röst Aromen und bitter Schokolade im Abgang, relativ leicht Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 30, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. jamaty (2141) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2016
Casi negra opaca, espuma tostada. Aroma intenso, a Oporto. En boca presenta un gran cuerpo, oleosa, sabrosa, ahumada, café, galleta, oporto, chocolate... alcohol razonablemente disimulado. Muy buena.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone melman1996 (142) - - NOV 12, 2016
Pours black with thick brown head.
Aroma: liquor candy, coffee, raisins, ash.
Taste: nice short sweetness that evolves into coffeeish sourness and later into nice ashy bitterness.
Full body, creamy texture, low but stinging carbonation, long astringent bitter finish. Very good first impression spoiled by increasingly alcoholic taste.
Note: I bought this beer about half year ago and kept it in the basement because of reviews talking about strong alcoholic aroma. Text on my bottle: 269 CCAA 26/05/20 javiercrasher (580) - Granada, SPAIN - NOV 3, 2016
En nariz maltas torrefactas, café y chocolate, de fondo algo de alcohol. Cuerpo medio, sedosa y con buena espuma. En boca entra dulce a regaliz para terminar torrefacta y seca. Muy equilibrada. BB. 2020-05-26