nudiebear (336) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2017
Can at Patrick’s bar. Dark with gray head. Extra malty, candy, coffee, good cough syrup. Light sweet, medium bitter, slightly oily. Delicious gegwilson (3702) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Keg in the Northern Monk Tap. Black with a thin beige head. Mild molasses aroma. The taste has lots of treacle and liquorice with light spice. A bit of a liquorice bomb, nice though. Holmen2 (3638) - NORWAY - DEC 22, 2016
From tap at NNBCo True North with Sandnes kultur & fritid people and associates. Ebony. Brown head and brown lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and wood. Taste of roasted malts, herbs and liquorice. Some malt sourness. nilsas (4114) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2016imdownthepub (14553) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
Draught at Tilt, Birmingham. Black with tan head. There is a sweet liquorice character to this from the off, rich, darkly roasted black malts with a chared kernel note then hints of cold, milky coffee. Bitter chocolate in the close. Very pleasant for a big bruiser.
MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Pure rocket fuel. On the mild side of aroma given the strength of flavour. Blackest black and slightly syrupy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone danlo (3067) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours black in colour with a tan foam head leaving lacing. Nose of roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate & coffee. Flavour is roast malt, sweetish with dark chocolate, dried fruit, raisins, coffee, some bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, finish is lingering sweet and dry earthy roast bitter. Nicely drinkable. Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
Keg at IMBC 2015.
Very dark brown, almost black beer with a tiny, white head. The nose is very rich with loads of treacle, coffee and dark chocolate. The flavour opens rich, toasty and smoky but crashes into a short, bitter finish, leaving a pleasant aftertaste and just a hint of sweet dairy, as well as boozy, brandy flavours. It’s a smooth beer, and pretty drinkable at 9%, however probably more to savour on its own, rather than to smash down at an event like this, so I didn’t enjoy it as much as I suspect I might have in other circumstances. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2015
Keg (Draft House Westbridge, Clapham) (7+:4+:7+:4:14=3.6+++)chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Beautiful roast aroma - marmitey. Taste so beautifully smooth for the hhugeness of the roast. Very full palate, but a bit over-carbonated in the mouth. Tarry. Finish quite sticky, but here the carbonation is useful - it cuts through the stickiness. Finish is also tarry. Quite massive a beer, but done with a sophistication, or at least a balance, and a solid coherency, nothing seems out of place.
From keg at the Draft House Northcote, Battersea on 28 August 2015. Very dark. Lasting tan head. Roasty grain and creamy coffee on the nose. A little medicinal in the flavour department. Quite bitter. Fairly light body for an imperial stout. A bit fizzy for my taste. Close but no cigar.