explosivedog (1940) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2018 330ml bottle. Pours deep black with a really dark brown head of impressive size and longevity that slowly falls away in craters. Plum brandy, dark chocolate, liquorice, cherry, certainly some booze, some raspberry stuff too. Big body. Nice. yngwie (17379) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2018
Bottle. Dark brown to black in colour, with a finger thick dark beige head. Roasted malts dominated aroma with lots of coffee and a good dash of dark chocolate. Some alcohol and dark toffee. It's full bodied, faintly warming and smooth on the palate. Notes of molasses and piney hops in the flavor, but it's the roasted malts that dominates the flavor. Coffee, dark chocolate and a wee hint of vanilla. Lasting finish. Sure a nice one. 170230 alex_leit (5363) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 11, 2018
Bottle. Dark-brown color, coffee foam. Aroma: prunes, vanilla and caramel, whisky, coffee. Taste combines caramel, chocolate, vanilla, port, whisky, coffee, bitter, very good. jooilakon (358) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2018
Bottle 330 ml from Thomas. Aromas are dark roasted coffee, chocolate and sweet caramel. Deep black tar-like body and small brown-beige head. Taste is round with strong coffee notes, chocolate and hints of caramel and vanilla. Thick and creamy palate. hohops (1182) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2018
Appearance- jet black, oily, a tan fizzy head which doesn’t last long. Aroma- chocolate malt, fudge cake, dark rum, roast malt, coffee liqueur chocolate, treacle, boozy chocolatey fruit cake. Hint of vanilla. Taste- rich ashy smoky coffee, cigar, treacle toffee, dark chocolate sauce, fudge, roast malt, sweet chocolate. Oily and slightly chewy mouthfeel. Very good.
orbit (377) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2018
Stout with a beautiful aroma and nice and subtle taste, definitely a standout beer. Good memories. danlo (3426) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2018
330ml bottle. Black colour, short-lived thin brown foam head and aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, dried fruits. Taste is sweet roasty malt, molasses, chocolate & coffee, caramel, vanilla, boozy. Smooth mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, roasty bitter finish. Very drinkable. flying_pig (1695) - SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2018
330ml bottle from Brewdog.com (£3.57):nihtila (4048) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2017
Strong & boozy with a lot of alcohol showing but this one was also quite a complex offering that opened with some dark malts & chocolate alongside a caramel sweetness which gave it quite a rich, warming feel. I'd have liked a better balance with less alcohol showing but the beer was still a drinkable one with a few roasted malts that turned smoky with some wood flavours towards the end; definitely one worth trying, especially for the price I paid for it but there are better imperial stouts out there too.
Bottle at home. Pours thick black with foamy dense dark brown head, looks superb. Nose is very intense roast, slightly salty, salted liquorice, ash, charcoal, chocolate, despite heavy roastiness quite fruity nose as well. Taste still has huge roastiness, big dark malts, salted liquorice, salted caramel, coffee, quite bitter although decent sweetness as well. Huge beer yet very nicely balanced, strong roast, quite heavy bitterness, medium sweetness. Very solid "basic" IS without gimmicks. fonefan (53060) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2017
Bottle 330ml. @ Mother Kellys, 251 Paradise Row, Bethnal Green, Greater London, England E2 9LE.
[ As Buxton / Stillwater Subluminal ].
Clear dark brown black colour with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark malt, roasted, chocolate, light wood, light vanilla, light alcohol. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, alcohol, sweet malt, dark malt, roasted. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.