Mortlach (2222) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 16, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared @Ma che siete venuti a fà (Rome). Nera, impenetrabile, maestoso cappello di schiuma color cappuccino, molto persistente. Al naso sentori di malti tostati, caffè, cioccolato, tanta vaniglia, cannella, alcol. In bocca è potente e di grande persistenza, attacco dolce pulito da un finale amaro e speziato con note alcoliche, di botte e liquirizia. Corpo pieno, carbonazione medio-leggera. Confusa e grezza, ma lascia il segno.
madmitch76 (23973) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
15th January 2016
That’ll be me 20K then @ ChrisO’s. Opaque dark brown beer, good dark tan head. Palate is soft and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Rich dark malts but quite light on it’s toes. Nice dark chocolate streak. Sweetish coconut. The bourbon is a little raw and spicy. Finishes light and semi dry with a touch of molasses.
mR_fr0g (10891) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Huge thanks to Kenny for this one. Opaque jet black viscous oily with a fading dark tan head. Aroma is big smooth rich chocolate, bounty, desecrated coconut, rounded. Warming alcohol on the nose. Flavour is composed of smooth rich dark choc, dried tart berry, toasted coconut, smooth, dark choc, light woody. Palate is full and velvety, moderate carbonation, oily, Lingering spicy woody finish, Love it.
WingmanWillis (211) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share at Ken’s 20k tasting. Thanks to Ken himself for this whale. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and a little soy. Tastes of coconut, coffee, booze and like wandering in the drawing room of a stately home and licking a weighty tome on the mantelpiece. Hides the booze well. Lovely.
Theydon_Bois (18465) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Madmitch76 20K tasting, big thanks to Mitch himself, 15/01/16.
Pitch black with a big ole dirty tan covering.
Nose is rich roast, spice, bourbon infuse - pretty subtle on this front, dark fruit rinds, light coconut shavings.
Taste comprises dark chocolate, spice, trace of peppermint, Bounty Bar, black pepper, light spice, dark fruit melt.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Solid impy action but not top draw for me.
teorn88 (7612) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
75cl bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K celebrations @Chriso’s, thanks to Kenny. It pours a deep dark brown color with a medium brown head. Aroma is big sweet bold boozy with a hell lot of bourbon vanilla chocolate molasses and raisins. Taste is crazy bold sweet with loads of coconut dark chocolate vanilla and rum. Medium to full bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, extremely intense
The_Osprey (7623) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at Kenny’s supreme 20K tasting - many thanks to Ken for sharing this and the other special beers. As ’Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - BBA’, green wax. Black, small foamy brown head, dotted lacing. Aroma is spicy bourbon, red pepper, cinnamon, woody, oak, meaty soy sauce. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon coconut, cinnamon, a little chili, dry salty finish. Tastes pretty nice, if a bit sweet. Like a lot of American-style imperial stouts, the smell is a bit meaty and harsh. Overall, a nice one. Thanks for sharing Kenny!
harrisoni (17825) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Madmitch 20k tasting. Black beer lasting tan head. Soy sauce and coconut. Dark chocolate bounty. Good coconut. Fairly Tasty As It Settles Down. Feel the quality. I thought it was excellent. Some heat.
djd07 (13517) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle during RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown with thick creamy tan head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, dark fruit. Slick mouthfeel with nice dark fruit, cocoa, roast, rich malts, nice booze, really enjoyed this one!
biggsbowler (617) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours dark black with tan head. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, cinnamon and spice in the nose. The taste is chocolate with slight cinnamon. Spice has greatly faded but its still tasty.