samsomuk (403) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2018 fletchfighters (1604) - - NOV 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ML bottle
Thanks to Owen for the bottle
Black pour. Really nice dark leather brown head. Almost reverse cascading. Impressive and thick looking.
Lots of bakers chocolate, burnt marshmallow, dark fruits and a lot of licorice. Little bit of char and ash in the nose. Dry as heck.
Lots of licorice to start. Bitter licorice. Once settled down a lot of dark fruits and chocolate.
Bold and dry. A bit too much alcohol for the ABV but a good RIS either way. One of the better one’s around here.
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2018 On tap at Grape & Grain, Moorabbin. Pours jet black with a tan head. Aroma: roasted malts, dark choc, dark fruits, hint of coffee. Taste: moderate bitter, light sweet, roast malts, dark choc, burnt sugar, dark fruits, hint of smoke. Medium bodied, soft carb with a long, dry, bitter choc finish. Decent straight up RIS. PabloZab (1744) - Wroclaw, POLAND - OCT 22, 2017
Bottle 330ml. Black, with tan head and good lacing. Aromat is full of chocolate and sweet liqueur notes, intense and very, very nice. There are also note of dark fruits like dried plum what suggests notes of oxidation. Medium to high, roast bitternes is long, aggresive like should be in RIS, balanced by malty, chocolate body gives very good flavor. Beer is bitter, roasty at the beginning and sweet in aftertaste. Full body, smooth, lightly carbonated, explosivedog (1813) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 13, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2017 330ml bottle. Pours black with a deep tan head. Coffee, smoke, plum, blackberry, little dark chocolate. Big roasty bitterness. Delicious. CurlyJoe (383) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2017
Brown thin head and lacy, dark black body. Sweet, burnt aroma. Big bitter chocolate taste at the start, but bitterness moves to sweetness at the end. Luscious. Up there with the best of the big stouts. gafferpom (51) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2017
This is pure class. A truly magnificent IMPS that is silk personified on the palate. Rich dark chocolate, like a Black Forest gateaux. Hints of vanilla bean and black current. Highly recommended and fantastic take on this style of beer. Exquisite.
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AcctError487038 (1) - - JUL 29, 2017 does not count
Tan head. Light carbonation. Intense alcohol, slight burn. Bitter hops. Caramel malt overpowered. Would benefit from cellaring.alcohol, caramel, black, tan foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, northropfrye (3731) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2017 Bottle in Melbourne. Dark black body brown head. Roast and lactose aroma. Taste is roasty dry cocoa anise dried fruit cola notes. Nice. Bootlegger007 (245) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2017
Purchased on recommendation from Mane Liquor, High Quality Imperial Stout.
Chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and also aroma of roasted malts, poured a deep black with a cap light tan head, flavours characteristic of vanilla, along with chocolate and coffee, giving a lingering bitter aftertaste. danjs5 (357) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2017
Pours a pitch black with thin head in the glass. Pungent rasins and rum nose with similar flavours plus vanilla, molasses, straw, nuts, toffee and tar. Creamy mouthfeel with strong hit of alcohol at finish when served room temp. Some smokey ort oak notes which are a great winter warmer. Good hop bitterness served with dark fruits and syrupy molases malts throughout. Good balance. Great at 9.5%ABV. BrewWarden33 (2) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2017 does not count
In the bottle at slow beer Richmond 2017 release. Pours opaque black with a light brown head. Dark fruits aroma with light raisins and chocolate. Mouth feel is gentle, not syrupy but very decadent with very low carbonation. The winner is the taste strong vegimite and oak flavors dominate with a dark chocolate and meaty finish, lovely on a cold winter day, like today. Cheers