saxo (19425) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2017
Cask @ The Reindeer, Norwich. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, fruits, caramel, syrup and hops. Full bodied and oily palate. Camons (13279) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2017
Cask @ Grain Brewery, Norwich. Pours black with an offwhite head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, licorice, wood, light tartness, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, heavy licorice, alcohol. Medium to full body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, sticky sweet finish with warming alcohol. 180217 Rasmus40 (21882) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2017
Cask @ Reindeer, Norwich. Hazy very dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and licorice. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 180217 Grumbo (3948) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Cask at the 30th Chappel Beer Festival. Chosen as the nights finisher. Wasn’t disappointed. Pours almost black with a ruby red tint and a tan colour head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, dark fruits and treacle. Moderate level of sweet and bitter. Full bodied, smooth, soft carbonation. Holds it’s alcohol level well. Very very nice. nilsas (4548) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2016
anders37 (26987) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2016
Cask gravity @ Craft 100. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty chocolate and dark fruit finish. gegwilson (3793) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle from Beautiful Beers, Bury St Edmunds. Mahogany with a beige head. Sweet molasses aroma. The taste is sweet with treacle and liquorice flavours. Mild spice too. Simple, but tasty. Cybion (193) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Bottle, 750 ml. Pours very dark brown with almost no head. Fairly murky. Lots of wholemeal bread and roasted malt on the nose with a backdrop of black coffee, cake and caramel. Alcohol is extremely prominent and perhaps a little overpowering, though from the ABV this wasn’t unexpcted. Right on the edge s of the aroma there’s also something vaguely meaty, reminding me of roast beef monster munch. Taste is a bit simpler, being by and large comprised of sweeter notes like honey, caramel, and muscavado. Finish is quite abrupt though some malty bitterness is present alongside some more bread. Alcohol is prominent again. Thick and smooth on the palate with no carb and a full body. Definitely a pleasant brew but I like my imperial stouts to have a bit more depth of flavour. StueyD (1586) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2015
A dark brown coloured beer with reddish tints and an off white head. A surprisingly light burnt malt aroma, treacle, dark chocolate, coffee, then a vinous and meaty aroma comes through. Medium mouthfeel. A mouth filling burnt malt taste, all the malty elements from the aroma come through especially the chocolate, but the vinous flavours are a touch more dominant, with a winey, sherry like flavour, dry grape, plus a touch of smoke and spice. The finish is long and lingering with all the elements staying around.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MrBlueSky93 (535) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe.
Pours Black with single finger tan coloured head. Aroma of alcohol, cream, chocolate, smokiness, coffee, dark fruits. Low carbonation, quite smooth. Light and smooth malts to start, then some chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, some light sweetness, perhaps vanilla and a wee kick on the abv to finish. Very good!