CraftyHare (103) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2017 CitrusP (66) - Newcastle, - OCT 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little lighter than their other imperial stouts, this one is surprisingly easy to drink considering the 9.6% abv. Sits somewhere between a strong belgian ale and an imperial stout, leaning more towards the latter with it’s smooth chocolate finish. Remember the bitterness on this one being very well balanced with upfront flavours - dark fruit, yeast and even a hint of soy. Confused me the first time I had it but have now come to understand exactly where it’s coming from.
330ml bottle pours jet black with thin tan head. Not too much aroma apart from some dark earthy espresso notes. Tastes of dark cocoa, smoke, ash, roast barley, espresso, dark cherry and brown sugar. Was hoping for a bit more texture and body, with a little more Belgian influence. Decent flavour profile despite the thinness.
Bootlegger007 (243) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2017
I agree, it’s perfect for a winters night, a very warming stout, aromas of chocolate were strong, also herbs and roasted malt, poured a deep black with a small tan head, medium bodied with flavours of sweet chocolate and spice, I also found cask wood, vanilla and dark fruits plum and dates, very enjoyable indeed. Dervock (1407) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2017
Bottle - pours deep dark ruby with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate, rum, dried fruit and mild burnt sugar. Taste is sweet molasses hit up front, then a malt middle and a drying burnt sugar/dried fruit finish. Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle: Thanks Owen: Shaker:
Black body, creamy brown head.
Aroma is very interesting: yeast, flowers, marzipan, prunes, raisins, liquorice, coffee, some rubber.
Flavour is roasty, spice, chocolate, some coffee and other dark ingredients with a crispy yeast tone, very nice.
Aftertaste is roasty, bitter, fruity, marzipan, coal and some wood roast.
Low carbo, silky mouthfeel, close to full bodied. stevoj (5367) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2015
After sucking down countless Shitty lagers in Western Australia, I’ve found beer nirvana in the east. Dark seems to be the strength. Another great RIS, mellow but with a kick in the aftertaste. These RIS come on normal (think Guinness) but pack a wallop. Nice to see as t hides the burn. Murrays has the style down pat.
lusikka (7819) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a faint white head. Aroma of roastiness, cream and some sourness. Flavour of roasted malts, sour berries, raisins, grass and some mild wooden notes. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Finishes sweet and warming. Weird. TBone (17800) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle 330ml (PBF IX)tiong (7452) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Dark brown color, small white head. Alcoholic, some toasted maltyness, licorice in the nose. Full-bodied, Quite simple roasted maltyness, lots of alcohol and iron in the flavor. No.
330ml bottle @ PBF IXolio (10434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of roastiness, some yeastiness, hints of spices, licorice and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet, leathery and ashy with some yeastiness, licorice and dark chocolate. Finish is malty, leathery and ashy with some roastiness and yeasty notes. Okay.
33 cl bottle @ PBF IX.laiti (8505) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Pours dark ruby red, almost black color with a small head. Some cola-like notes on the aroma, caramel and some malts. Sweet caramel malts and soy on the flavor, dark fruits and sugar. Way too sweet and not that pleasant.
33cl bottle @ PBF Ⅸ
Aroma has soy sauce, some licorice and grainy tones. Flavour has some licorice, roasted malts and soy sauce. Also some strong alcohol tones on some sips. Feels rather thin, straightforward and light for an IS.