Theydon_Bois (19189) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle shared at my 5K tasting at Bruce’s pad, big thanks for Josh for another OZ tick, 13/11/13.
Mid black with a good sized tan head.
Nose is roast malt, dark chocolate, light booze, brown sugar, upfront and straightforward for the style.
Taste comprises roast malt, molasses, bitter chocolate, dark fruits, muscavado sugars.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, nice roasty tones in the closure.
Decent enough impy, lacks depth to be a great but a fairly easy drinking number. Scopey (14501) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle big thanks to Josh. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is pretty sweet, juicy, roasted malt, vanilla, coconut and some tang. The taste is roasted malt, earth, toast, cocoa, vanilla, good bitterness, mild acidity and a bit of spice. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Rather nice. StevieT (1997) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2013
Pours very dark and thick, faint aroma of dark chocolate. Strong chocolate and coffee flavours, a drink to be sipped slowly. Love it jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours black with smallest bit of ruby red around the edges and a attractive tan head. Aroma is big on a type of powdered chocolate, some vanilla and a sugary sweetness slight Belgian yeast aroma too. Taste is malty chocolate up front with some brown sugar and sultanas and other dark fruits that linger. Very solid imperial stout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Gramoit (490) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
Been aging for close to a year. Top class Imperial Stout this one. Pours jet black, with a chocolate head without a massive nose but hints of chocolate, coffee and some vanilla on the side. Taste includes lots of dark chocolate. Good!!
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - MAR 20, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2015 Nera ed impenetrabile con un velo di solida schiuma marroncina. Tostata, caffettosa, cioccolatosa, al naso e al palato, con note di liquirizia, biscotto e luppolo, un buon equilibrio dolce-amaro con quel tocco belga che si riconosce al volo. Corpo medio, struttura oleosa, gusto pieno; meritevole! lliams (204) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2013
it sure is dark! i would love to see how this beer ages as this young one has a touch too much gas for me to score any higher... still, the best beer i’ve tried this week, so far davidfoley (20) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Appearance - Low head retention, light brown hue to head, dark brown colour, moderate carbonation
Smell - Chocolate, blackcurrant, cherry, malty, floral, alcohol presence
Taste - Fruit and dark berries, under-ripe cherries, over ripe plums, sweet, dried fruit, raisins, cognac like alcohol presence, slightly tart fruitiness. Bitterness in finish.
Mouthfeel - Lacks body, moderate carbonation, heavy fruit and alcohol
Drinkability - Heavy beer, doesn’t sit well, lacks body
Overall - Unbalanced, too tart. Drinkable beer, good in ways, but has it’s flaws fiammanghilla (972) - Genova, ITALY - FEB 26, 2013
Grande stout meditativa.
Amara al punto giusto con persistente aroma di caffè madmitch76 (24360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
11th March 2012
Opaque brown - black beer. Short tan head. Surprisingly crisp palate. Rich dark malt with a trace of roast. Minerals. Coffee. Subtle fruits underneath. Tangy dark malt before a crispy dry finish. Lingering licorice bitter aftertaste. Decent and quite light on it’s toes.