magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with no real head. Smells of roasted malt. Tastes of roasted malt wth a hint of chocolate, with a medium sweetness and light bitterness. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Finishes both cloying and bitter. Really not good nor bad, just is. fonefan (49427) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2011
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Tasting by Fin & Loz ].
Clear dark black - brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, dark roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, plum - dark fruit, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Thanks to PaulUnwin for the share, cheers, Paul! Pours a dark stout brown with an off-tan head. Nose is dark fruit, raisins, some ash, some unsweetened chocolate, and some earth. Flavor is similar with some dark chocolate in the front followed by earth and ash with bits of dark fruit in the finish. Light to medium in body for the style, and pretty good overall. Fin (10542) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle at Fin & Loz’s tasting with Jan, Charlotte, Craig, Stella & kids consumed 21.10.11 Pours black with not too much head. A little hard and harsh at first in the mouth but then a nice dark bitter chocolate comes flooding through on a bed of dark fruit. Hops show along with a light creamy vanillayness, its nice but I wonder if I am gradually going off big Impy stouts. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3 BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2011
[1pt 6floz bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Black, thin tan head. Coffee and booze on the nose. Quite a dry aroma. Dark chocolate and rich dry flavours on the taste – glorious amount of cocoa on the finish. Very moreish, love that finish. Great imperial stout 
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2011
Hand bottle, thanks to Craig and Dan. A black beer with a decent dark tan head that dies to thin lacing. Aroma of pine, roasty malt, chocolate, rum and caramel. Similar flavours with a warming alcohol hum. Moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle with a foamy mouth-feel. Very nice. dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle at cgarvieuk’s tasting. Very dark brown/black, thick creamy pale brown head. Big roast malts, ovaltine, coffee, lots of cocoa on the nose too. Bitter coffee grounds, dark chocolate flavours but a really smooth mouthfeel. Very rounded. Big roasty bitter linger. Some milk sugar perhaps too? Very nice indeed. cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... coffee and dark roast malts ... soft dry roast ... big chocolate ... light coffee ... very rounded ... light dry roast malt ... some milk sugers ... nice soft easy and tasty ... Tmoney99 (14501) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, smoke and earthy aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet roasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a complex smooth beer. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Very smokey, I’ll say that much. Pours a very dark brown color nearing black with a bit of a light mocha head. The nose carries quite a bit of smoke with some roast and a bit of mild citrus. Pretty strong roast and hints of chocolate. The flavor has roast, smoke, chocolate, and also a bit of brown sugar. Smoke and roast dominate. Medium body. The smoke places well here, leaving a nice ashy feeling. Pretty drinkable; I’d have this again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-16-2011