herinmary (108) - RUSSIA - JAN 14, 2018 salvinian (8) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Crazy in Urbandale, Iowa. This is a dark brown beer, w/ an opaque pour and brown, creamy head. I can smell slight aromas of chocolate and licorice, but nothing else stands out specifically. There is a slight sourness, maybe unripe fruitiness in the flavor--I’m not sure this warrants the $4.00 I paid for it. The alcohol is pretty much unnoticeable--a good thing--at 7%, and while complex, it does not shine. Another English beer disappoints.
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Аромат жженого хлеба один в один тёмный козел. Пена нестойкая, пиво жидкое. Карбонизация умеренная. Во вкусе жженый хлеб, обычное темное пиво. mabuzzer (956) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2018
355ml bottle. Deep, dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, dried fruit and booze. Flavour is Christmas - dried fruit, spices and a hint of chocolate hitemwitthehein (43) - - DEC 31, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2017 ABV - 7.0
.Appearance: Dark black, off white head. Very puffy, foamy one finger head.
.Aroma: Raisins, dark fruit, soy sauce, caramel, hints of chocolate.
.Taste: Upfront, notes of raisins and figs. Bittersweet chocolate, molasses, caramel. The finish is long - a pleasantly soft roasted malt bitterness. Flavor and aroma play off each other perfectly.
.Mouthfeel: Creamy, rich texture. Medium body, very easy sipper.
Bottom Line: Well made imperial stout, although at 7% ABV, one may question whether or not this beer is an imperial. I personally will give it the nod. The body and texture suggests it belongs in the style. The bold flavor profile seconds that notion. Quality. anfractuosity (491) - - DEC 22, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2017 Top notch, licorice and dark chocolate aroma, dark chocolate in taste. very nice. hamilton_w (280) - - DEC 21, 2017
Roasty, smoked aroma. Black, medium brown head. Medium bitterness and sweetness. Milky texture, heavy body, long finish.
Bitek (854) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 9, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2017 Paloność, gorzka czekolada, wiśnia, śliwka. Średnio treściwe, wytrawne, mocno palone, delikatnie kwaśne. Średnie wysycenie, spora goryczka. Leciutki IS w starym stylu wypada całkiem solidnie, chociaż szkoda, że nie jest trochę słodszy. Zilverenmaan (315) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2017
Poors dark coffee with dark mocha head, some lacing. Aroma coffee, chocolate, some vanilla and anise, traces of alcohol. Tastes good, not too pronounced though: bitter coffee, some chocolate, fair amount of licorice, grainy, light bitter aftertaste. No disturbing alcohol or carbonation, good, soft stout. tandembrauer (1662) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2017
Shared bottle at Øl & Geologi, Norsk geologisk forening Stavanger @ UiS. Pours black With small light Brown head. Aroma of dark bread, dark dried fruits, raisins, ethanol, a little cheese. Taste sweet and fruity-sour With balancing bitterness. wombat23 (2129) - Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, sherry, chocolate. Taste follows nose with licorice notes, hints of smoke, earth. Very good. EvanFriend (655) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2017
Heavy dried fruit, roasty notes, some chocolate and coffee as well. Good mouthfeel. I wouldn't quite call it an imperial stout, but it's a good beer.