Brewed by Northern Monk Brew Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Leeds, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Black Forest Gateaux inspired edition of NMBC’s big imperial russian stout. A big stout with a sweet cherry edge.

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Camons (13522) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2018
Draught @ Mig & Ølsnedkeren. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, cocoa, berries, a strange almost cheese like note. Flavor is sweet, rich malty, caramel, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, little licorice, red berries, mild alcohol. Medium to full body, light oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, sweet finish with warming alcohol. 050118

llkc (2839) - århus, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2018
Duft ristet kant kaffe chokolade karamel smag chokolade ristet malt vanilje sød

redders1974 (1702) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2017 Black tan head that hangs around for about 5 seconds. Has a port like like quality that i love some cherry liqueur in their also a little sweet and undercarbonated otherwise 1st class.

Mr_Pink_152 (5773) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2017
Can from a bottle shop in Sheffield. Jet black colour with a tan head. Aroma chocolate and light cherry. Taste light cherry sweet. Full rich body.

theprof (1380) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2017
Tap at the Junkyard. Pours dark brown with dark tan halo top. Aroma praline chocolate with cherries. Taste is medium to full sweet with bitter chocolate notes. Palate is medium to full, feel is creamy, carbonation is soft to average, and finish is long and still sweet. If one orders a Black Forest Imperial Stout then one should be unsurprised by its sweetness but like the gateau a little goes a long way.

Lobster15 (101) - - DEC 2, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2017 On tap at the Dynamo, thanks Greg;-). Pitch black with a beautiful thick lasting grey head. Red wine, ripe fruits, coffee and chocolate aromas, worm filling on the palate, well balanced. Very well made.

Towey1989 (3438) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2017
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham. A black colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, cherry, roasted malts, some chocolate, slight coffee and subtle soy sauce. Taste of dark fruits, cherry liquor, some chocolate, slight fresh cherry and subtle roasted malts. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A long, sweetish, chocolate and cherry liquor finish. A surprisingly refreshing imperial stout, decent amount of cherry liquor flavour as well as chocolate. Good but not as good as the original or the sticky toffee.

Mjp12 (2121) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2017
Aroma has some cherry cola notes, and coffee. More cherry cola on the tongue, with some bitter coffee on the finish. Lacks a little carbonation to lift it .

Theydon_Bois (21503) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2017
Can split at Leighton's 20K tasting, thanks to the host with the most, 01/03/17. Light black with a decent tan cap. Nose is dark fruit rinds, black forest gateaux rings through, chocolate, dark malts. Taste comprises sweet licks, cherry syrup, chocolate dusting, light charr, spice and more BFG. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a rising boost. Ok impy ... definitely gets the BFG message across but a touch too sweet to be a great for me.

fonefan (52426) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2017

Can 330ml.

[ As Northern Monk Black Forest Strannik ].
Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, milk chocolate, sweet chocolate, dark malt, alcohol, sweet cherry, sweet vanilla. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20161201]

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