Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
anders37 (26251) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2007
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 4   Lacing : 4   Nitro : XX
Intensity : 2
Yeast : 2   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : 1   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : XX   Burnt Toast : 5   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Coffee : 4   Dark Chocolate : 3   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : 1   Blackberries : XX   Cherries : XX
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 2   Leafy : XX   Floral : 2   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : XX   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : 2   Soy : 1   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 3   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 2   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Light and rather bitter stout with watery coffee notes and a very dry finish.
Cask @ GBBF 2007. Pours a black color with a tan head. Roasted malty coffee aroma with some smokey hints. Roasted malty chocolate flavor witih some hints of smoke and dark fruit. Long roasted malty finish. oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2007
[email protected]fonefan (48761) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Dark rubyish brown colour, nice brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and some dark dry fruits. Flavour is roasted malts, fruits and some slight yeastyness. Lots of smoke in aftertaste.
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2007, London. Dark black color with a average, frothy / creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, coffee, mocca. Flavor is light sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. (Coffee and hop bitter). Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2007
A Mes rate:
Gravicask at GBBF. Lovely purple black colour. Smoky malt aroma with hints of coffee and a slight lick of hops. Not sure how "imperial" it is but it’s certainly stouty and it does drink above its strength. A fair bit of old ale character about it. Dark and earthy. Dusty malt finish. Very tasty.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
Cask conditioned - handpump - GBBF2007. A black coloured beer with a nice beige edge of head. The aroma is roasty and smoky. Very stout like. The taste is roasty, fishy and smoky. Good flavours, bvery drinkable and tasty. cgarvieuk (24230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2010 Deep solid black,Little smoke littel malt in the nose, rich roast malt, lots of chocolate bitterness, nice but an imerial stout? 3.1
cask at closters ... deep black ... thin tan ... soft roast malt ... roast malt .. odd burnt tones ... big bittter ness.2.9 DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2007
tHE CAD KNOWS, INFACT I HAD A RECDOND IN MY BOOK, 50ISH BEERS, IN LIKE UNDER 3 HOURS, MY GOD IM GOOD. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
1. Cask Stillage at the RUFC, Macclesfield 08/05/2004
Black slightly rich and smooth on the palate. Some roast malt in a bitter lasting finish.
2. Cask Stillage at the CIS Building, Manchester 29/01/2005
Black slightly rich and smooth on the palate. Some dryness and an oyster flavour finish. Ungstrup (37317) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2006
[Cask at the Volunteers Arms, GBBF 2005] A red-brown beer with a nice brown head. The aroma is sweet roasted combined with very light notes of hops. The flavor is very sweet with light notes of roasted malt, chocolate, vegetables, and celery. The alcohol prickles the tongue slightly. I wonder where the Imperial in the name comes from in a beer of 4.5% ABV?