Lubiere (14429) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2018
A deep dark stout with a very thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with loads of dark fruits, molasses, alcohol warmth, very nice and complex. In mouth, beautiful mix of sweet chocolate malt with loads of licorice, bourbon barrel, chinotto, coffee grind, musty character, very nice and complex. Bottle at L'autre oeil. madmitch76 (27126) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2018
23rd October 2017Fin (11259) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2017
Bodney Towers Bottleshare. Opaque dark black -brown beer, good dark tan head. Airy palate, mildly dry, modest fine carbonation. The malts are not as rich as you might anticipate but there is spicy licorice. Tangy dark fruits. Little floral orange and mild marmalade and even a trace of strawberry. Smooth finish. Unusual and tasty.
Bottle picked up from somewhere, possibly the Brewdog online shop but quite a few years ago. Consumed this at home with Dad, Sunday 24th December 2017 just after eating homemade Tonka Bean Ice Cream and Eccles Cake Ice Cream. I think that is my 11,000 beer, purely by chance hadn't realised I'd hit that total.Pours black, oily black, if there was a head then it was sucked into the oily shark eye blackness immediately. Oily textured (oil is my favourite word here), it's got some sweetness but it's also got a lot of roasty flavours, ash, burnt nuts, bitter chocolate some bitter treacle. I like it, it drinks far, far, easier than 16%. Very good, maybe perhaps not quite as good as I'd hoped but very good nonetheless. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.9 humpah (420) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2017
0.25l bottle shared at Harry’s Jyväskylä. Bottled 11/2012. Pours black color. Aroma of chocolate, sweetness, cocoa, oak, slightly roasted malts, coffee, licorice. Strong taste, alcoholy, bitter and roasted with sweetness, thick body. Balanced and strong Imperial Stout, just well crafted with a lot of taste. MrTipple (7490) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2017
Intense dark chocolate, cacao, dark, moist pralines, oak, peat, burnt malts, salty, rotting blue cheese. Hazy, very, dark brown, tiny, creamy, beige head. Heavy sweet. More sweet, rich dark chocolate, cacao, oak, peat, burnt, toasted bread, soft carbonation, full bodied. Outstanding Impy, rich and intense, massively complex. Bottle shared at Leighton's - thanks to madmitch76!
mR_fr0g (14430) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2017
Bottle shared at Bodney Road, 23/10/2017. Huge thanks to Kenny for this one. A oily black / mahogany brown coloured pour with a beige head. Aroma is soy, play dough, alcohol, liquorice. Flavour is composed of big bitter black malts, cake, burnt, jammy fruits, lingering ashy, sweet sticky . Palate is sweet and sticky, moderate carbonation, little airy. Lasting lingering black malts, liquorice. culchiem (4339) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2017
Bottle from SED. Brownish black with a thin tan head. Aroma is licorice malt. Flavour is full sweet boozy malt, warm berries, chocolate, coating coffee, warm booze finish. Leighton (23360) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2017
Bottle shared in Hackney - big thanks to Kenny. Pours black-brown with a small, creamy tan head. The nose smacks of alcohol, cocoa, ash, dark fruits. Medium sweet flavour with some burnt honey, rich chocolate, peat, raisins. Medium to full bodied, lightly oily, with fine carbonation. Warm to hot finish, with light oxidation, a little more ash, fudge, booze, bak Big cocoa. Great stuff overall. Punchy but so much fun. 90 (1011) - BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2017
The Black tasting hosted by Kraddel 17/10/2017. Brewed 2012, Sold 2013.
Aroma is licorice sourness, hint of roast. Taste is roasted, moldy oak, a tad cardboard which lowers the rating. Some sourness, whiff licorice. Still fizzy. Palate is a tad too thin for a 16% ABV gr_pa (989) - siemianowice, POLAND - JUN 5, 2017
Black, no head. Aroma: malty, caramel, toasty, red fruits, chocolate, alcohol, dry fruits, nuts, toast. Full body, heavy cloying sweetness, dense, oily texture. Nice esters in flavour. Alcohol noticable, but in acceptable level.