Leighton (21874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up via trade. The nose has some toasted malts, dry cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with some scorched earth, dried fruits, dusty cocoa. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with some torched malts, baking cocoa, roast, earth, more dried dark fruits. Pretty decent. Scopey (15281) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is sweet, vanilla, treacle, candy, dark fruits, toasty brown sugar, toffee and such like. The taste is toasty, rich roasty, cherry cola, earth, charred stuff, tar, wood, leaf, light pepper with a dry finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Alright. Salty liquorice. daemon55 (10) - Helsinki, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
@OlutExpo. Big, Black and heavy. Lots of roast and hops. Coffee, almost smoky with pine. Really enjoyable Imperial stout. nimbleprop (8590) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2014
12oz bottle via Summer Secret Santa 2014. Pours a murky, opaque black with a ring of lacing, creamy, beige head. Nose has plenty of licorice and rubber, some black pepper, molasses, some roast mushroom, some pen ink, a little bit of liquid smoke. Flavor has some interesting caramelized onion and barbecue sauce notes, plenty of malt obviously, some molasses, a little smoke, some mild charcoal, some squid ink, some industrial notes, a little burnt plasitc. Full bodied, but not as sweet as I anticipated. A nice, big, roasty, filling stout. Marduk (8093) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 12, 2014
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Hazy dark brown color. Small yellow head, disappears. Malty, dusty, hops, sweet notes in aroma. Roast, coffee, hops, pine, dry yeast in taste. Lovely spicy hops mixed with roast in taste. Mind blower. Fantastic beer! MORE!
Alengrin (5554) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
One of several splendid beers inspired by the Pikkulintu pub in Helsinki and probably the first real imperial stout in Finland. Dark beige head, blackish colour and profoundly malty, complex aroma of coffee beans, chocolate, candied dates and brandy; deep malty taste, sharpish, full of character, with sourish accent and powerful roasted bitterness along with warming, but not astringent alcohol in the finish. Powerful and impressive, a great example of the style. thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
On tap at Pikkulintu. Almost, creamy light brown head. Roasted coffee, hints of smoke, bitter chocolate. Quite dry finish. Complex. ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle @benzai with dutchdrebus. Black color with a small beige/brown head. Smells and tastes hoppy, smoked, roasted malts, coffee, sweet, bitter, chocolate. ramboraffe (2257) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
On tap at SOPP 2014. Thick black with small tanned head. Smell is roasted malt and coffee and chocolate. Taste is bitter with caramel sweetness and roasted coffee and chocolate. Thick brew. SVD (2053) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bierkoning(Edo), black beer with a small head, aroma is a bit of malts, hops, hint of roasted stuff, taste is bitter, hops, malts, roasted stuff. NICE !!