Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Imperial Stout
Staveley, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Potentially an alias of bodies prime reserve, though aged one year.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1800) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Very dark brown almost black but you can see the red tint in the corners with creamy, sticky, lacy, lasting, but thick brown head. Smells of deep malt, liquorish, heavy vanilla, hint of pepper, and an overall heaviness of an imperial stout with roasted malt and coffee. Alcohol is clearly present. For 8.5% its silky smooth and easy to drink. Smooth oily body. Taste is a bit too boozy. Lots of dark malt, some roast, treacle with some milk chocolate. Whiskey, woody. Amazing, deep imperial stout but the alcohol is too damn strong. Needs a while to balance out. Still very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (9761) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Hopped black ale with a fruit aroma. Has a thick cream head and is extremely strong, so much so it hides the potential taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spacecube (1648) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Cask conditioned, Dark brown, back with small head, Aroma of coffee, chocolate, coffee, cream, milk, alcohol. Pretty good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrystrill (91) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2012
Wow. Cask at symposium, poured black nice creamy head lovely mouth feel good lacing in the glass , Tate was similar to an imperial stout but more woody , had a molasses quality and was quite bitter at the back end . Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (23289) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2012
cask at paisley ... thin tan lacing ... dark roast ... light hint of pepper ... almost coffee fruit nose .... deep dark roast ... sweet fruits ... light whisky hint ... darl malts ... chocolate ... solid toffee roast ... big sweet malt

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (8481) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Cask, Pub and Kitchen 16/04/2012. Near black with a slight tan head. Aroma of plain chocolate, roasted malts, pine and a touch of citrus. Flavour had more chocolate, caramel, black coffee and a warming finish. Tailed off after an excellent aroma, but enjoyable overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5865) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2012
Brown body, poured with a small head.. Dough, cherry, toasted bread. Interesting combo. Light body, drinkable more than smooth. Some chalky, cacao as well. Becomes sweeter when warming up. Decent brew. (At the Cask Pub and Kitchen)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
16th April 2012
CP&K. Opaque black beer. Decent bubbly tan head. Smooth palate with mild fine carbonation. Rich dark malt, not bitter or roasty, but with good coffee and unsweet dark chocolate. Then an odd bitter milk flavour emerges. Cant recall ever tasting this in a beer before. Fortunately it doesnt ruin the beer but it does bring it down a few pegs. Semi dry finish. Bitter linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25652) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2012
Cask @ Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell EC1. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty licorice and dark fruit flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice finish with hints of dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2012
On cask at the Craft Beer Co. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thick light tan head. Lovely aroma of pine, caramel, alcohol and grass. Similar flavours. Nicely bitter with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is well balanced with a dry finish. Fantastic!

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