Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle shared in London - thanks to David. Pours black-brown with a creamy, tan head. The nose has light roast, milk chocolate, a little caramel, toast. Medium sweet flavour with bittersweet chocolate, some dusty burnt malts, mild earthy bitterness, light alcohol, burnt marshmallows. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with sugary chocolate, dry roast, faint coffee, oily vanilla. Fairly simplistic but enjoyable. mR_fr0g (13492) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle shared on Level 42 14/11/2016. Many thanks to Big Dave for this one. A dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a lose dark tan head. Aroma is big bitter choc dark choc, liquorice, . Flavour is composed of tangy dark choc, orange, cakey malts, bitter choc. Palate is medium full frothy carbonation. Little jammy fruits in the finish. I like it. Scopey (15687) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle thanks to Dave. It pours black with a thick tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, loads of chocolate, mocha coffee, toasty, some dried fruits and fruit cake. The taste is smooth, sweet roasted malt, chocolate, mocha coffee, earthy, some warming alcohol, chewy malt, brown bread and cake with a warming finish. Medium - full body and moderate foamy carbonation. A bit boosty and not much depth, but drinks easy (for me). Nicke80 (834) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2016
33 cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours black with little head. Sweet caramel coffee taste with vanilla and sweet coffee taste. Hanoi (974) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle. Nose is a little muted; milk chocolate, vanilla, hint of cherry, spice, and a little chilli tickle.Taste is sweet malt, leading to chocolate, a sweet chilli spice, vanilla, coffee ice-cream, a little fruitiness, hint of licorice, and a pleasing spice. Mouthfeel is oily and maybe a little thin for an imperial stout.
I think this is a good imperial stout, but I particularly liked how the spice is used, and particularly the pepper to stop the beer becoming cloying and oversweet.
PugUglyBrewer (791) - - OCT 29, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. On the appearance the color is black with a think brown head that fizzes out quick. The aroma is cocoa, coffee and a tickling of chili pepper. The taste is deliciously complex with a cocoa base that blends smooth vanilla with subtle cinnamon spice and chili heat. cwill (99) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Jet black pour with a thin head and plenty of lacing. Faint aromas of chocolate and some spice. Taste far exceeds the smell. Chocolate, roasted malts with hints of cinnamon, vanilla and peppers with a bitter sweet finish. Full bodied mouth full with little carbonation. Very nice imperial stout, right up there with Brooklyn chocolate stout Antzrhere (181) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2016
Pours dark redish brown with beige head. Decent carbonation. Not much aroma, some sweet notes but hard to pick up. Taste is chili, vanilla, candy chocolate, roast. End taste is bitter sweet. A little lacking in body and not sure the Mexican style works well here, but hides the ABV well. Fujimo2000 (196) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Pours almost black with a slight dark brown lacing. Aroma is chocolate malt. Very thick and oily. Taste is chocolate and spices. Andrew196 (1992) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle to glass - dark, dark, tan head, quickly vanishes. Aroma of chatted oak, chocolate and some booze. Full and creamy, heavy on chocolate and vanilla, well masked ABV, very flavorful, spicy notes.