ClarkVV (7050) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2018
2017 bottle drunk 9/20/17.Theydon_Bois (21853) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2018
Inky, viscous-looking ebony with deep, dark mahogany highlights. Undetermined clarity. No head.
Cinnamon spice and coffee with sweet, "sticky" caramel on the back end. Still rather young, it seems, with some sharp, strong alcohol rising up on the finish, as well. Still seems jumbled and unrefined, which isn't too surprising given the abv and the very young age.
Sweet, very bready and spice-heavy with a chewy and oily texture featuring a lot of treacle, dry toffee and sauteed raisin notes. Low but fairly engaging carbonation, some sharp, boozy notes on the end and just all-around too rich, unbalanced and unrefined for my likes.
HB split at L42, thanks to Manny G and LKS, 14/11/17.
Pitch black with a dirty tan head.
Nose is rich roast, molasses, chocolate, coffee grinds, light spice.
Taste comprises mellow roast, vibrant chocolate strokes, toffee fudge, hint of liquorice, mellow bourbonics, oak, dried fruits, light spice, coffee cake.
Full bodied, oily feel, warming but restrained alcohol in the close.
Top draw and a expertly balanced BA impy stout. ACHops (1725) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2018
On tap @ Mammoth. Had this many times but never rated... pours dark inky black with thin dark mocha head. Aroma is roasty dark chocolate malts, huge sweet cinnamon note, earthy leathery and rich on the back. Taste is similar - super sweet and rich, thick coating mouthfeel, boozy rum and bourbon barrel note on the finish. This is the 17, I believe, and the cinnamon bark was cracked on the version and really permeates the flavor accordingly. It isn’t my favorite flavor, but tough to deny the appeal of the blend here. sokuzs1 (1701) - POLAND - JAN 27, 2018
Chocolate, roasty, cinnamon, coffee, caramel, licorice, some smoke, vanilla, oak, red fruits.
Heavy sweet, slightly bitter, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, cherries, cinnamon, licorice, oak. madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2018
9th November 2017
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2018
Bodney Towers bottleshare. Thanks to Manny G. Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Airy palate, semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Smooth and fluffy dark malts, a little dark chocolate and licorice. Mild vanilla. Spicy dark fruits underneath. Smooth semi dry finish. Quite a sweet RIS. Nice.
12/10/2016 -- from notes: 22oz bottle, thanks to prufrockstar for sharing. Little tan head. Maple syrup, cinnamon, licorice comes on heavy (which I'm not crazy about), mild smoke, roast barley, touch of coffee, some mild dark chocolate. Definitely a potent flavor. Moderate to bigger bitter, moderate to bigger sweet. Mild sweet bite to it, you can only take small sips. Little alcohol heat. Bigger body, kind of slick texture. Lighter carbonation. Pretty solid, despite the licorice. dzudohonor (363) - POLAND - JAN 7, 2018
Aromat: sos sojowy, kawa, lukrecja, czekolada i wanilia. Smak: powtórka z aromatu, dochodzi też sporo marcepanu i cukru trzcinowego, fajne ciało, alkohol perfekcyjnie schowany. Bomba! markextrae (4666) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2018
Bottle, lot's of dark malts, combined by a perfection of sweetness from the cinnamon, licorice, dark chocolate, chocolate cake and vanilla notes. Sweetness of the bourbon barrel, perfectly balanced. Pure perfection, everything is there without getting overly done. Amazing The_Osprey (9912) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2017
November 2017 - Bottle share in Hackney. Big thanks to Manny G. As 'Fremont Rusty Nail', 2017 edition, red wax, 12.7%. Opaque black with a foamy brown head. Aroma is meaty, kitty litter, chocolate, light coconut. A bit meaty. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is chocolate sauce, molasses, lots of coconut, vanilla. Sweet and boozy. Intense but a bit heavy handed for me. (6-4-8-4-16=3.8) Scopey (16537) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2017
Bottle thanks to Manny G via LKS - cheers! It pours jet black with a medium tan head. The aroma is slick, oily, cookie dough, big vanilla vibes, bourbon, touch of cinnamon, plenty of bourbon, rocky road, toasty, toffee and liquorice. The taste is slick, oily, sticky, dried fruits, chocolate, fudge, toffee, maltesers, banana bread, spice, warming alcohol, chewy malt, wood, vanilla and cocoa with a slick finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily & chewy mouth - feel. Perhaps a touch sweet, but a rather nice imperial stout nonetheless.