Leighton (22027) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2013, day 3 - London. Pours clear, dark brown with a light, creamy beige head. Lots of dark fruits in the nose, light molasses, dirt. Medium sweet flavor with dried dark fruits, light dry chocolate, dark toast. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet on the finish, with further dried out dark fruits, dark sugars, toast, mellow chocolate, faint roast. Tasty, and quite drinkable given the strength. evergreen0199 (3460) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Cask at Ealing Beer Festival 2015, Ealing, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, dry, almost muddy. Decent enough. weaselkenievil (1609) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Cask at the NWAF, Manchester, England. Black in colour with a very off white head. Aroma has some roasted malts, chocolate, alcohol. Flavour is similar, despite the strength it seems a little thin in flavour and mouthfeel. Rune (13361) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
Kindly shared by DJ Monarch, GBBF 2013, on the third day. Jet black body. A few bubbles at the surface. Coffee, chocolate and dried fruits on the nose. Blended flavours of chocolate malts, anise and dried fruits. Bitter sweet ending with tingling alcohol. Vinous impression. Fine bodied. Tasty (London Olympia 15.08.2013). Beese (3064) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a very dark, murky brown with a halo of tan head. Aroma of toffee, liquorice and stewed fruit. Flavours of apple, brown sugar and dried fruit. Watery mouth feel for an Imp Stout. Palate has some more bitter notes of coffee with dark malt and alcohol.
Theydon_Bois (20452) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Cask at GBBF ’13, 15/08/13.
Pitch black with a thin tan head.
Nose is dark fruits, liqourice, boozey notes, dark toffee, cocoa, jammy fruit.
Taste comprises berry fruit, light booze, sugars, leather, tar, light chocolate strains, raisens.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, some warming booze in the finish but not too hot.
Decent cask impy of the fruitier variety. madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
15th August 2013dnicolaescu (2680) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 25, 2013
GBBF Day 3. Almost opaque dark brown beer. Small pale tan head. Palate is surprisingly light and semi dry. Rich malt, touch of roast. A little unsweet dark chocolate turning to dark fruits. Whisper of coffee. Finishes rich and semi dry with a light floral note. Good stuff!
GBBF 2013 backlog. CASK.
Colour: brown, almost black.
Aroma: medicine/valerian, sourish, light alcohol.
Taste: light roast, sweet, licorice, some alcohol, moderate bitterness. mR_fr0g (13158) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
Cask at gbbf 2013. Farmhouse mannure aroma. Some roast. Apples and mannure pretty in palatable. rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013. Black beer, small beige head. Roasted vinous aroma, caramel, raisins, dades, some grapes. Roasted vinous flavor, grapes, soot, licorice, some caramel. Vinous fruity finish.