djoeye (5511) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2017
Rune (14045) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2017
Aroma; black malt, wineous scents, roasted malts n blackcurrants. Look; black body. Taste; black malts, hops, wineous chocolate, blackcurrant, liquorice, pepper - wineous finish, smooth chocolate and dry. Feel; smooth dry. Overall; tasty, very gentle too. [33cl.btl 10.5% BB;31.12.2017 [email protected]
330ml bottle bought at Tuckers Maltings and shared back home with djoeye and Finn. Vintage 2013. Bubbly ring to the rim of the surface. Minimal lacing. Jet black in the glass. Smell of black currants, oak and earthy malts. Comprehensive taste profile with a blend of dried fruits, red berries and roasted dark malts. Dry malty-fruity ending. Lingering smooth. Fine sipper (Session at Finn’s place in Tromsø 11.02.2017). Finn (8535) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2017
Årgang 2013 - 1710 flasker. 330ml fra Tuckers Maltings. Delt med djoeye & Rune i heimen 11 Feb 17. Svart. Filmskum. Aroma av solbær. Silkemyk munnfølelse. Smaken tørr frukt & bær. Heftig & godt øl.
6bottlepack (607) - Devon, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
2013 vintage tasted February 2017. Bottle from Tuckers Pours black with a thin beige head. Aroma of polished leather,dark berries,raisin,chocolate & coffee. Taste of leather,caramel,coffee ,chocolate,vinious fruit,raisin, prunes & sherry . Smooth ,nicely carbonated,medium bodied. The finish has more polished leather,vinious fruit,raisin,prunes,chocolate & dryness with alcohol burn . A really well made imperial stout! danlo (3409) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
330ml bottle from Tuckers Maltings. 2013 vintage. Black brown colour, thin biege foam head and aroma of sweet chocolate malt, roasted, dried fruits, boozey. Taste is roasted malt, sweetish, molasses, with chocolate & coffee, dark fruits, raisins, tobacco, and some lingering spicy bitterness. Quite thin bodied, soft carbonation, dry roasted earthy bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
imdownthepub (15640) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle conditioned, aged 9 years, from Tuckers Maltings, Newton Abbott, Devon. Black with tan head. There is a thick pour to this with a rich port like aroma. Vinous on drinking, tarmac, liquorice and sultana’s with prunes, all in a smooth silky body. The ageing has worked well here. Roasty coffee notes in the close. Excellent. Mr_Pink_152 (5911) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle from Tuckers Maltings. Black. Colour with no head. Aroma is almost chewable. Roasted malt and spicy flavours. Taste starts light sweet with a roasted malty finish. Leighton (23090) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle shared at chriso’s Easter 2015 tasting - London. Thanks to Daniel for this one. Vintage 2013. Pours cloudy brown with a bubbly beige head. Somewhat bland in the nose, some chocolate, earth. Medium sweet flavor, lightly metallic, with tangy dark fruits, burnt grains. Medium bodied with fine carbonation; a little thin. Moderately sweet to finish, with notes of chocolate, more tangy dark fruits, earthy bitterness. So so. ALLOVATE (3092) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle from Tucker’s Maltings, Newton Abbot, Devon. 2010 vintage.thomat (4238) - Goteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
Cap comes off with barely a breath. Completely still and lifeless in the glass, as expected, and reminiscent of sump oil with a hint of brown in the shallows. So, so bountiful, thick and rich is the aroma. Sweet treacle and molasses, tawny port, kecap manis, Bovril™, Amarula™ liqueur and vanillin nuances tickle the nose into play. Oily and still in mouthfeel with a lean body and soft, powdery finish. Alcohol is vinous but restrained. Aftertaste is port-like, fruity and savoury with a hint of oak and charred wood. Mid-palate gleams with hints of Worcestershire sauce, bitter, dark chocolate, kecap manis and molasses with a light astringency and tartness on the swallow. Quite mouthfilling with a peppery spice melding it all together. Very much a slow-sipper and showing its age in style. A lovely English Imperial. Impressed! (33cL, no date stamp)
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a tiny tan head. malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, coffee and licorice. Full body with a long, bitter finish.