Nephilium (1728) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This started with a cork making a loud and assertive pop as it came out of the bottle. The beer has a roasted aroma, with hints of chocolate and tobacco. Pours an opaque black, with a large light tan head. Nice rich flavor, with roasted coffee notes, and a bit of chocolate in the finish. Slick mouthfeel, with just enough carbonation to refresh the palate. This is truly an exceptional beer.
gephross100 (412) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with no head. Chocolate vanilla wet cardboard. Hot finish. Light mouthfeel. Oxidized.
bnokk (485) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 drinken in 2016. APPEARANCE- extremely black slight head and lacing is minimal.
NOSE- deep rich notes, highlighting fig notes. slightly boozy.
FLAVOR- slightly bitter. Suprising considering the way it looks and smells. I was encouraged to open it but it seems like it was opened a little too late in its aging life, or perhaps a little too early to really change in character. Iím really intrigued by it.
JohnGalt1 (1708) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black brew is completely opaque until held to a light and a bit of deep brown shows near the stem of the goblet... Dark brown head.. okay retention and lacing.
Nose is simple yet very forthright in everything expected from a West Coast Impy Stout.... very roasty... some dark fruits that make me think of Bing Cherries... and a blast of dry cocoa.
Flavor is surprisingly dry throughout.. roasty dark malts... some cocoa combines with espresso... more char than I normally like, but I appreciate in this setting.... very dry on the finish.
Expected medium body with an abundant carbonation that seems on the high side for me.
The_Osprey (6853) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at Cotteridge II as Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale. Many thanks to The Kernel via Scopey. Opaque black, no real head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy, liquorice, floral. Body is smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is again very hop-forward Ė floral, salty, tangy, pine, smooth coffee, roast malt and a pretty dry finish. Very nice. (3.9)
Theydon_Bois (17609) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Cotts Convention II, thanks to the Kernel rotter, 05/03/16.
Pitch black with a moderate tan cap.
Nose is chocolate biscuit, spice trail, roasted malts.
Taste comprises toffee, chocolate malt, oaty notes, light spice, fruit rinds.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok impy stoot.
Garrold (4509) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cotteridge Beano v2. Black. Tan head. Rich, vinous roast. Taste is dry and light bitter. Vinous. Rich and smooth. Lovely.
RichTheVillan (7052) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at CWC II; black pour with a creamy dark tan head, aroma has powerful bourbon and rich dark fruits, taste has sweet dark fruits, big bourbon, ABV is present, roast malts, big beer.
SarkyNorthener (4183) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cotteridge Convention II. Bottle shared thanks to Scopey, cheers Paul. Black beer. Aroma of roasted malts and some barrel notes. Taste is roasted malts, dark berries, chocolate and woody. Full bodied. Excellent stuff.
Mr_Pink_152 (4050) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cotteridge 2. Pitch black colour with beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee. taste is alcohol sweet and roasted coffee. big body.
Fin (9796) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Ratebeer meet up, Cotteridge Wines, Cotteridge, Birmingham Saturday 5th March 2016 Pours black with a beige head. Rich and smooth beer with a bitter bonfire toffee edge, itís thick in the mouth, some boozy warmth gives a little ready brek glow. b>A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8