Davros (2881) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a large off-white head.
Nose shows heavy roast, liquorice, soft booze, faint rose-like perfumous notes.
Falvours include dry roast and cocoa followed by some sweet chocolate liqueur and a subtle Turkish delight sweetness.
KoNrRiI (1264) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.5 bottle. Entirely black color and a medium, brownish head. Aroma of toasted malts, delicate saltiness, a powerful roast, and some chocolate. Taste is malty, roasty, chocolatey, contains hints of prunes, and some treacle - little to no coffee. Full body, thick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is long, bittersweet, malty, syrupy, follows the taste quite closely. Overall a splendid beer, its thick character and a relatively soft carbonation are the essence of a good stout.
nordic (508) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,5/ SAhared with friends.
Black color. Intense aroma, chocolate, cherry, raisins. Taste: well balanced, ABV hidden, Drinks slowly, very good.
ogivlado (7311) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 500ml. -at Pivoteka Zagreb. Deep black coloured, medium sized brown head, chocolate and roast in the nose. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, strong licorice and moderate to strong alcohol presence with notes of wood and pepper in rather roasty finish. Good but not great.
ruigo (2476) - PORTUGAL - JUL 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle. Deep black colour with a thin tan head. Dark chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, liquorice and cherries in the aroma. Average to soft carbonation and full body. Taste is bittersweet, more bitter than sweet and with a long lasting taste of coffee and black chocolate. Quite balanced. Overall, a very good beer.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[7136-20150312] 500mL bottle. Roasted malty chocolate grains and dark plum fruit aroma. Hazy, dark cola brown black body with a quick foamy light brown head. Sour grainy malt and roasted coffee prune flavour. Full body. Good but a little sour for the style. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, GregClow, jercraigs)
Vignale (3423) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB, snart två år gammal. Stor rund söt IS där lagringen börjat märkas lite. Torkad frukt, särskilt russin, fudge, chokladfondant, kaffe. Relativt lättdrucken, silkeslen och riktigt god.
GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ink black with a quickly receding brown head. Spare aromas of caramel, milk chocolate, and burnt sugar. Flavours bring treacle, semi-sweet chocolate, and caramel with really interesting floral note in the late palate. The thin body quickly turns full with a long, bitter finish.
Bozo_skeleton (1053) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUN 25, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Noire d’encre, collet epais de fines bulles persistant.
Aromes tres cafe et
Un regal en bouche, enveloppante, des saveurs réglisse, cafe, chocolat amère et quelques fruits noirs, amertume bien présente sur la longueur.
Une vrai petite bombe
sound67 (702) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Maker: Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC (Fullers), Chiswick, London ***
Beer: Imperial Stout (bottled, 500ml) ***
Style: Imperial Stout ***
ALC.VOL.: 10.7% ***
"Brewed in the traditional style that became a favourite royal court, this limited edition Imperial Stout has been specially created as a single brew. In a unique addition to the historic recipe, the floral character of the Centennial hops is enhanced by the inclusion of rose buds, lending a hint of Turkish delight flavour to the beer." [brewery notes] ***
Colour: Pitch black, medium, fluffy brown head. ***
Nose: Bitter chocoloate, treacle, some roasted malt, black cherries. ***
Texture: Full bodied, not very oily though. Mild carbonation. ***
Taste: Sweetish toffee, notable black cherries balanced by strong roasted coffee malt. Malty in the middle, with roasted notes, some dark chocolate. Cherries now muted, but return for the finish, which otherwise is dominated by coffee notes. Bittersweet, long lasting aftertaste with coffee and milk chocolate. ***
Impressions: As formidable an imperial stout as one would expect from this company. Lots of flavor, lots of layers; carries its high alcoholic volume suprisingly well. Not as heavy as one would think. Highly recommended!