ekstedt (6947) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2017
Cask at GBBF 2017. Black, beige head. Roasted aroma, tar, coffee and dark sugars. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness. jackl (8297) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2017
July 9th, 2015. Cask @ Chelmsford Ale Festival. Deep brown pour with a tan head. Rich, engaging nose. Earthy. Some salted fudged and singed grass. Leather and tobacco. Old pennies. Expressive yeast. Light raspberry tang. Flavor is similarly yeast-driven. Also has some oxidized character. Old boots. Peppered chocolate. Sherry and soy sauce. Sounds gross, but it’s actually a pretty interesting beer. Soft and oily. Memorable. ManVsBeer (10927) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2017
Manchester Beer Festival 2017. Extremely dark brown, gritty in its dark malts which are near roasted. All very tasty with a strength to it. CraftBeerNick (2732) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2017
Bottle at home, 12th March 17. Pours and thick for the low ABV. Aroma is liquorice, cocoa, leather. Taste is rich, liquorice, dark chocolate, savoury notes, sweet, some bitterness, lingering liquorice. Classic Imperial stout. bartlebier (4118) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2017
275ml bbOCT2014 vintage, kindly catered by BearedAvenger. - Aptly named, joins the mature roast of a UK ImpStout with deep Danish liquorice earthiness. - Thick black mahogani motor oil pour. Roasted chicory root, tobacco, chocolate treacle and massive meaty umami in aroma. Goes into deep layered earthy flavours, a savoury composition of sorts, foregrounding tobacco, salty liquorice, roasted peanuts and beef jerky in the solid ImpStout cocoa bean body while remaining drinkable to the last drop.
Grumbo (3817) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Cask at the 2017 Chelmsford & Mid Essex Winter Beer Festival. Pours black with a bubbly tan head. Aroma of malt, light spice, chocolate, roasted notes, nice and rich. Light sweetness with medium to heavy bitterness. Full body and rich slick texture. Carbonation is soft. Finish is long, bitter, roasted. Very good. My beer of the festival. Niller (1706) - Hammel, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle from Boxbeers. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma and taste is dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice, dark fruits. Full body. Soft carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Bitter malty finish. thejackpacker (580) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle from brewery in Lewes. I am clearly outnumbered here but confirms my fear of imperial stouts. Initial enjoyment from the aroma and huge flavour profile gave way to feeling run over by tobacco and chocolate. Like scraping the barrel of a sticky, burnt tobacco barrel. Zlotta (3731) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2017
0.275 l bottle from ’Marktkauf Nowak’ (Iserlohn), best before January 2018. Pitch black with a thin, frothy, almost stable, beige head. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty and a little fruity aroma of licorice, raisins, prunes, soy sauce, oak and some chocolate. Sweetish-malty, quite roasty, very umami taste of lots of soy sauce, licorice, oak, dark fruits, dark chocolate, some tar and coffee, followed by a long, rather roasty-bitter, dry and umami finish. Full body, oily mouthfeel, almost flat. A bit unusual, but very nice and satisfying! mike_77 (7022) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2017
Black with thin creamy head. Aroma and flavour have intensely rich and complex dark malts and also some chocolate and liquorice.