harrisoni (17820) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity at The Bull, Horton Kirby. Black colour. Sour dark bitter choc aroma. Amazingly intense experience in the mouth. Like being slapped with a liquorice police baton. Intense sourish liquorice flavour. Some whisky malt flavours. Bit of heat. Bit of nut quality. Thick and oily in mouth. It leaves you in a very calm place.
larsga (7444) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small brown coarseish head. Opaque black body. Vinuous chocolatey alcoholic fruity aroma with roasty burnt notes. Aroma is in fact rather like a chocolate with fruit liquor inside. Vinuous chocolatey fruity taste with roasty plum and alcohol notes. Full-bodied with some alcohol heat. Dry roasty papery alcoholic medicinal aftertaste. Lovely aroma, but the taste is nowhere near as successful. (0.5l bottle, City Beverage Co, London.)
RichardGretton (4732) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Balck beer with a weakly roasted aroma and a mildly roasted and malty flavour. Overall a pretty flat imperial stout.
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was ok but a little to sweet and acidity for me.I like my IPS more thick and smoother and this just did not have it,poured with almost no head and was very malty with hints of coffee.CHEERS!
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle thanks to ang at home. Aroma is roasted burnt malts with alc and sugary sweetness noteable, grassy hop character. Taste is a sore one, burnt bitter and hard to drink.
suzquaffs (12) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from stock (Quaffs) Lively black stout with a full tan head. Aromas of vanilla, roasted coffee, malts. Lovely and smooth with subtle alcohol coming through. Classy
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Fat milk nose. Intense yet surprising carbonation. Sour vanilla slashes across my tongue like a P1796 through a Frenchman.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle at Casper’s Christmas Cracker.
Lovely black and tan looks. Sweet alcohol aroma with vanilla, liquorice and sweet malt. Burnt malt flavour, alcohol is not as fierce as expected. Some rubbery stouty stuff and plenty of chocolate and mocha. Really pleasing vanilla alcohol finish. Easily my favourite Pitfield to date.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with Mes & tashi. Fantastic aroma of roast mocha, chocolate, cough sweets and spices. Very dark brown appearance. Flavour similar to nose. Lovely smooth finish. Great stuff!
Fin (10157) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home with Scott (brother) on a night of Imperial Stout tasting Poured black with tan head, aroma is freshly ground coffee, cocoa and a little dash of soy sauce. Taste was frankly just a little disappointing, it was easily fourth in a four horse race but there was the coffee and chocolate that was present in the aroma along with some dark fruits.