alex4r (82) - - JAN 15, 2014
Nice heavy black pour with a tan head. Nice malty aroma, chocolate, a bit of sticky sweet honey. Thick mouthfeel, which is nice for an imperial stout. Chewy and sweet. Nice offering harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
A: Pours a thick, black ale with transient mocha head. No light thru this puppy. Spotty lacing. Surface can retain a bit of head with agitation.
S: The hops in this are actually fairly present - piney and resiny. Then theres some good fig tones as well as graham, toast, cocoa, honey, and hints of wood. Slightest pork scent at the finish (maybe hot dog smell).
T: Still pretty hot, this one. Plenty of cocoa, dry bitterness, turkish coffee, and hops. The beer isn’t particularly complex, but it isn’t bad either. Fairly one dimensional though. The alcohol is really poorly addressed here though. The finish is fusel plus above.
M: Thick, smooth and creamy. Nice, soft carbonation accentuates the beer well. Slippery finish.
O: Hard to get past the heat in this beer. Likely a really great brew at the one year to 18month marks. I would drink again, but only aged, but I would not seek for procurement.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2011 Lonick (2509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Some honey also a hint of vanilla huge chocolate and big carbonation, nice beer. allmyvinyl (10847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head head. Aromas are dark chocolate and coffee, some boozy notes. Taste brings some liquorice. Quite high carbonation for the style. Personally quite glad the honey is hidden. BenH (3436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle. Black with short lasting tan head. Chocolate and meaty aroma. Taste is quite chocolatey and licorice. Slighly fizzy and sweet, decent
cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet roast ... little umami nose ... soft roast ... little fizzy ... dark malts ... chocollat roast ... dark malts ... deep rich roast ... soft sweet honey ... dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2013
thick oily mouthfeel. i don’t get a lot on the aroma - maybe some roasted malts. pour is dark, pretty but with little carbonation. overall this is a pretty run of the mill imperial stout. it checks all the boxes, but doesn’t blow me away. 50belair (3672) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Chocolate and caramel aromas. Tasty with chocolate, caramel, and roasted malt highlights. Above average body and mouthfeel. A very nice imperial stout…. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Black as motor oil. Very chewy. Nice malt, not roasty, but a slight honey aroma that imbues the flavor as well. Quite good!
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Bomber to taster (shared by alexsdad06). Looks good; a fairly opaque dark cola with thin beige head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; dark malt, chocolate, and coffee roast with a touch of honey. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer!