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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Imperial Stout
Shepton Mallet, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle from Beer Ritz, Leeds. Pours an inky black, finger of deep brown head. Aroma is big espresso and coffee grain, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, prunes and fire damaged buildings (they’ve got ash in them, alright?). Taste is surprising - softer chocolate initially, with the coffee and dark, dried fruit characters coming later, with a bit of bourbon-y vanilla. This would be astounding if bourbon barrel aged well. Medium-full body, long, flavourful, coffee bitter finish. Very good indeed.


3.5
rob19a (381) - - AUG 20, 2017
16/20 extremely smooth imperial stout, with a long lingering coffee and chocolate taste with a nice sweetness from the vanilla.

4.2
tricksta_p (4763) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2017
Bottle at Café Derat, Utrecht. Aroma is lots of coffee, espresso, chocolate, sweet vanilla beans, dessert notes, roasted malt. Flavour is quite sweet with a roasty bitterness. Body is full. Rich one with lots of coffee and dessert notes. Lovely coffee dessert Stout.

4.3
aussiealchemist (55) - Berwick Victoria, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle at home courtesy beer buddy Brian. Pours opaque black with small tan head. Minimal carbonation. Aroma boozy, bitter chocolate, licorice, roast barley, black coffee. Flavour lush vanilla, sweet coffee, dark chocolate and molasses. A bit of brandy soaked fruit cake as well. Taste very sweet with solid hop lingering bitterness. Palate is thick and oily with very noticeable alcohol lift. Overall a massive after dinner sipper. Very pleasant drink.

3.9
ciocanelu (2598) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 24, 2017
Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has dark chocolate, some sweet vanilla notes and a coffee astringency. Taste starts sweet with chocolate notes but gets quickly bitter with cacao flavor and roasted malt. Medium body with soft carbonation, quite dry on the finish. Overall it’s a quite balanced stout with bitter chocolate flavor.

3.7
Ungstrup (37889) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2017
Draft. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of coffee, liquorice, roasted malt, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, liquorice, and chocolate, leading to a dry roasted finish.

4.1
Gerbeer (3795) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours black with moderate foamy tan head. Aromas of woody dark chocolate, chicory, dry vanilla, coffee beans and dry roasted malts. Flavors of follow same with emphasis on dry vanilla. Pretty dry, but a lingering sweetness. Good stuff.

3.8
jinroh (1694) - ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2017
Dark brown, some brown foam comes to the top when poured vigorously but that’s gone in seconds, overall pretty flat. Aroma has some roast malt syrup, soy sauce and piles of umami. I am getting some burnt black bread also, roast is not too high though. Not much vanilla and not much coffee, although these two are supposed to be there. Taste is again mainly soy sauce-forward, liking it as it’s not too sweet, and dryness makes it quite drinkable. Still a warming drink that I am enjoying quite much. Long and roasty soy sauce finish.

3.7
Foffern (1927) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle at home. Three year old bottle. Pours a dark brown to black colour with a beige head. Lots of chocolate in the aroma along with coffee beans, grass, ash, sweet berry tea and some liquor. More roasted malt in the flavour but still lots of milk chocolate. Boozy undertones. In addition, ash, coffee beans, licorice and wild berries. Has a soft and silky mouth feel, full-bodied and light to medium bitterness. Well-balanced and rich IS. Nice touch of chocolate.

4.2
klm1 (1590) - Bled/SF, - MAY 27, 2017
Pours black opaque with tan light brown dissipating head. Aroma: roasted grain, malts, vanilla, dark fruit esters, gentle licorice. Flavour follows aroma: roasted grain, malts with notes of chocolate, coffee, hint of toasted toffee, supoorted with flavours of vanilla, licorice, dark fruit esters. Dry, gentle bitter ( roasted & hops) finish, full body, syrupy smooth texture, low carbonation.

4.3
saxo (18945) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2017
Tap @ fermentoren, Aarhus. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and hops. Nice smooth licorice and coffee finish. Yummy.


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