Beese (3051) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2017 wilshire87 (12) - Avella (AV), - JAN 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Noise:big babbol. Black, head cappuccino. Not great body. Really sweet taste. Not great presence of alcohol. Not bad, but not a great example of double stout.
Bottle at The Great British Beer Festival 2017, Kensington Olympia. Black, tan head. Strong aroma of liquorice and cooked apples. Sweet flavours of treacle and dark sugar. Fairly full bodied. leaparsons (10657) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2017
Bottle, Brewklopedia, Leicester. Black with a beige foam. Earthy roast coffee with liquorice. Dark chocolate with hints of vanilla. Zesty dark berries. Nutty alcohol. Tasty but a little thin on the palate. Spicy finish. allmyvinyl (10843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, liquorice, toffee, bit of booze heat. Taste is more liquorice, tar, molasses, dark chocolate, dried orange, burnt toast. Lots going on. Dry finish. AshtonMcCobb (6774) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle from Rheged.
Appearance - opaque black, creamy fawn head.
Nose - toffee and dark chocolate.
Taste - creamy chocolate, burnt bread and liquorice. Dried orange thing in there too.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy/tangy/sweet texture. The finish is still dry.
Overall - excellent beer. SarkyNorthener (4722) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to bjammin, cheers Ben. Black beer with no head. Aroma of roast malts, ash and licorice. Taste is coffee, licorice, a hint of dark chocolate and ash. Medium bodied. Good.
minutemat (5807) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2016
330ml bottle from Tebay Services, M6. Pours dark, decent tan head. Aroma is lightly sweet, cocoa, dark berries. Taste is oily, smooth cocoa with a curious sweetness. Low bitterness, more chocolate-focussed than roast and that sweetness that’s hard to pin down. Expected a little more layered depth for the strength, but it’s still a likeable stout. likeatrainwreck (573) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
Not great... I’m not sure how a 9.3% stout can be watery, but this is... sweet... soy... some dried fruit... no real roasted character... Not unpleasant, but not very good at all. Grumbo (3474) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle from the Beer Emporium’s bottle shop, Bristol. Pours a deep maroon brown with a milk chocolate brown head. Aroma of rich roasted chocolate, plum, blackberry, raspberry, vanilla with an alcohol edge, well it is 9.3%. Light sweetness, medium roasted bitterness, touch of sour developing. Full body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is sweeter with lasting roasting and fruitiness. Very drinkable. phaleslu (10462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle left behind by one of the Brits since they left our Hyatt Vineyard Creek hotel room on Friday afternoon and the other three of us left Saturday morning. Pours an opaque brown, with a finger of tan head that settles into a film and a thick ring. Notes of dark chocolate, earth, dark fruits, light soy, and fudge. Medium-full bodied, with moderate to medium soft carbonation and a fudgy, fruity, smooth mouthfeel. Fairly simple and not much depth for the size. But the important note on this one is that it’s the final beer for me of RBWG 2016. I could’ve popped a few more bottles and poured the remainders, but I was exhausted. Done. Spent. This is it for me. Thanks to VsXsV, Homer321, Leighton, Theydon_Bois and everyone else I spent time with, met, and shared beers with over the week-plus event. The backlog took me a solid month to get through, and this is the end. Cheers! Hanoi (963) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle. Suprising head for an imperial double stout. Nose is tobacco, ash, beech, fruity notes (blueberry?) and bubble gum. Taste is cherry, cola, strong fruity notes with pronounced blueberry, more of the bubble gum, a little of the smoke from the nose in the finish. Further sips bring in salt, and licorice, with some further dark fruits.
This is a very disjointed imperial stout which lacks depth, the fruit notes are off style and overwhelm the rest of the beer to it’s detriment. Poor.