BlackHaddock (7515) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
17th July 2014: Pizza Port San Clemente, first flight, last beer on the paddle. Poured black, with a thin tanned head. The nose was all about burnt malts, with a sweeter undertone of treacle and dark chocolates (filled with caramel). The taste was a smooth extension of those aforementioned smells, but not so burnt and with a rich coffee thrown into the brew. Nice! madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
13th August 2014Beese (3051) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
GBBF Day 2. Cask. Opaque dark brown beer, residual tan head. Palate is dry with fine carbonation. Dry rich dark malts. Unsweet dark chocolate, savoury like salted dark chocolate. Big roast and dark chocolate bitterness. Touch of soy. Dry finish. Savoury aftertaste. Not a fan, too savoury, bitter and dry. Quite hard to drink.
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured a thick black, with a thin tan head. Aroma of burnt malts, treacle and dark chocolate. Excellent, thick mouth feel. Big flavours of roasted malt, caramel and earth.Finish was cocoa, coffee, bitter burnt notes and tar. Excellent! Sledutah (7752) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF Benzai (16202) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Black with a medium sized tan head, some lacing. Aroma of dark malts, coffee and milk chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee
Sampled @ GBBF day 2. Opaque pitch black color, small brown to dark brown head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, heavy chocolate and chocolate roast. Taste malts, dark and roasted malts, warming alcohol, heavy chocolate, chocolate bitter. Full body, oily texture, firm carbonation.
planky84 (3345) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2014. Jet black pour with a dark beige head. Aromas of dark roast coffee, smoked wood and dark chocolate. Lots of dark chocolate in the flavour with a splash of coffee and licorice. Darned tasty! evergreen0199 (3441) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2014, Olympia, London. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Rich, roasty, boozy, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, rich, roasty, sweet, boozy, chocolate. A world class Imperial Stout. The_Osprey (8452) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Cask at GBBF. Thick black, no head. Not much going on in the aroma. Body is medium, low carbonation, smooth. Taste is light vanilla bourbon, touch of neopolitan icecream, no alcohol. Finishes light, but an assertive hop bitterness builds over time. Sometimes beers in this style can be overly harsh, but this is very smooth. If anything, it is a bit underflavoured. Disappeared very quickly. Scopey (15265) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Cask as "infamous imperial chocolate stout" at GBBF2014. It pours opaque black with a tiny tan head. The nose is rich chocolate, oily, roasted malt, coffee, espresso and salted caramel. The taste is rich, hard roast, spicy, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol heat, oily, salt liquorice, earthy, with a dry, roasty finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Rich, slick and oily. Rather nice. Ferris (16093) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Cask - Dark roast and bittersweet chocolate. Jet black with no head. Inky and oily dark chocolate syrup. Nice and rich.