meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2011
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Simply: WOW! What an aroma and flavour. Both with loads of chocolate and vanilla. In the the flavour also soy sauce, salt and orange. Very nicely hopped. Full and sticky.
Cortesy of fonefan; brewed 29.09.10 (8 months ago)malrubius (3023) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 2, 2014
It pours a dense black color, with a generous head, brownish. It has a strong aroma of roasted malts, with some liquorice, molasses, dust, but also perfumy; deep and interesting.
Liquid chocolate flavor, with very good presence of dark caramel, tar, roasted malts and coffee, moderate liquorice; the sugars are well present too, rounding up the mouthfeel. Correct bitterness, some from the roasted malts obviously, but without disturbing. The alcohol warms the mouth like a perfect winter sipper.
This is a very fine brew.
From old tasting notes - Black with ring head. Roasted smoky salami (?) char and ash aroma. Rich roasty smoky salami minimal fruit roasted nuts. Soft rich palate. Awesome. cgarvieuk (26029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2012 bottle at home ... deep thick black ... bubbly tan head ... sweet chocolate malts ... little milkyness ... nose ... thick creamy ... dark chocolate malts ... light bitterness ... light oilyness ... bitter chocolate malts ... rich silky ... wonderfull... great body ... coldbrewky (1731) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2010
bottle at home ... deep dark roast ... big choclate ... soft roast ... meaty roast ... dark soft coffee malts ... this holds up really well to Nogne Dark Horizon 01 stick at 4.3
As I uncapped this beer in my kitchen the sounds of "Rule,Britannia! " came on WDST as background music for an advertisement. I took this as a sign from the long dead Kings and Queens of the Empire, that I should drink this beer right away. Bottle in trades with Reakt. I will do another cross the pond trade with him just for another bottle of this. I will simply continue the vein of the tune by stating that if Britons continue to produce beers of this intensity and quality..."they shall never, never be slaves!" Lesser breweries will fall to tyrants.
DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2011
330ml bottle from Beermerchants. Have you seen the waxy layer of coffee-coloured filth at the bottom of the bottle?? Bonus point. Ink pour with a moussey, manilla-coloured head. Aroma sweet, blackened, fruity...Neopolitan ice cream with fudge bits, bonfire, smouldering wood. Flavour pungent, deep and bittersweet; a spine of plummy, Struise-like red apple and nectarine buried by a charred, oozing morass of espresso dregs, soy sauce, tar, ashes, fudge. Fat and bulbous. A lick too much sugar. Afters cigar, black bean sauce, black chocolate, charcoal, burnt sugar. Leaves the tackiness of candy floss on the lips. Had a Black Albert the other night (my joint no.1 Earth beer, if the ratings are to be believed), but I enjoyed this more. World class- and nearly better. Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 (Bottle) Pours black with a medium, brown head. The aroma is really roasted for a English Imp - tar, asphalt, black coffee and cocoa powder. The hop profile is also more notable then your average UK Imp. Still well balanced. The flavour is light sweet to dry, medium bitter and light to medium acidic. Coffee, cocoa and tar alongside a stable hop profile. The mouthfeel is fat, round and oily with light carbonation. Lingering, super roasted and citric hoppy finish. Full bodied. Simple, but fantastic. BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2011
[330ml bottle from Evin at the Kernel] Pours jet black with a thin tan read that reduces to a lacing very quickly. Deep, treacly roast aromas, coffee on the nose as well. Really thick mouthfeel, bitter 100% dark chocolate flavours at first, then a rich velvety sweetness with a bitter punch of alcohol. Coffee and tobacco with a bit of ash there on the aftertaste Big, rich, sweet aftertaste. Quite delicious and really something  tommann (3950) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours jet black with a thick, medium head. Aroma is leather, bourbon and tarry roast malt. Taste has lots of tar to start. Hot and thick tar and bourbon in the finish. Cracking stuff. Deu (949) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle at le sur mesure in Nantes. Pitch black color with a small disappearing white head. Medium to full body and medium carbonation. Lasting roasted aroma. Very nice