prawlie (1702) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2018
Bottle. Easy drinking strong dark ale, with notes of raisin and a fair bit of hop character. Rasmus40 (22133) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle from Alesbymail. Almost black with a lasting beige head. Aroma is dry, roasted malt and licorice. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with a little warming alcohol. Oily. 180617 tiong (7745) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 1, 2017
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail. BBE 02/19. Pours pitch black with a foamy white head. Aroma of roasty malts, earthy notes, chocolate, pine and grass. Taste is smooth, roasty and earthy with some hoppiness and grass. Finish is roasty, slightly hoppy and earthy with some licorice, chocolate and cold coffee notes. Okay. Svesse (8952) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2017
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 27 Nov 2016) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted, slightly fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, chocolate and caramel. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, dried fruit, dark chocolate, treacle and a balanced bitter-sweet finish. Almost full body, with a slight sweetness. Tasty and quite powerful, still in excellent balance. Very nice. Idiosynkrasie (8204) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2017
330ml bottle. Jet black colour with small to average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Dark malty and fruity aroma, notes of bramble, blueberry, dark chocolate. Taste is roasty dark malty, slightly sweet and fruity, hints of dark chocolate, bramble, blueberry, the closer the finish the more interferences of marmite, chalk and ashes, hints of alcohol as well; full body, oily texture, lasting finish.
MrTipple (6952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Dark, toasted malts, charcoal, dark chocolate. Black, medium, creamy, beige head. Medium bitter. Light bitter. Sweet, toasted, dark malts coming up, bitterness intensifies immediately, charcoal, bittersweet chocolate, cacao, soft carbonation, full bodied, bitter finish with some liquorice. OK Impy, yet not super complex, but just OK. Bottle from Hoptimism, Loughborough. TheKernOwl (216) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2016 Herby spice and a little espresso in a fruity (hops driven?) malt nose sweet like dates. Velvety oily mouthfeel which is unusually good for a brown ale; caramel then some bitterness on the way out. Like a maltier, much more wintery version of the same brewery’s sundown. anders37 (27588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark amber ruby brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel spicy aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty spicy caramel finish. daje (4548) - NORWAY - JUL 2, 2016
On tap at Nedre Foss Gård, november 6th 2015. Dark brown body with a mahogny head. Aroma of toast, cocoa, coffee, red fruits. Taste is bitter and roasty with a heavy sweet toffee presence. Mild fruity caramel finish. colui72 (1158) - HONG KONG - JUN 21, 2016
I was surprised when I read "Imperial stout" on Ratebeer... more of an old ale, than a stout or a porter. It pour dark brown, nearly black, but clear. Medium beige head, great lacing. Very rich aroma: cherry. oak, smoke, chocolate. Nose sensations are fully confirmed in the palate, which adds more oak and brandy aftertaste. Body is quite light, but it’s quite boozy. To me, an excellent ale!