Brewdog: Black Eyed King Imp (Scotland: Imperial Stout: 11.8% ABV)
Visual: Black. Still. Brown bubbled rim and island of suds over the body.
Nose: Vinous. Bitter cocoa and white grapes. Chocolate dust. Rum soaked black cherry. Raisins. Coconut macaroons and treacle. Riesen chocolate chews. Hot fudge cake. Brown sugar. Nougat.
Body: Smooth chocolate liquore. Salt touch. Toasted teacakes. Chocolate chews. Bitter cocoa. Touch of alcohol feel at back of the throat. Sweet red wine. brandy snaps. Raisins. Golden syrup cake.
Finish: Malt chocolate. Oak. Touch of smoke. Toasted teacake. Bitter raw chocolate. Light marshmallow. Some bitter coffee. Fudge cake. Slight clean antiseptic alcohol.
Conclusion: There are so many beers in existence that, if they could deliver on what their aroma promised, would be the greatest beers ever. This is one of those beers.
It has all of my favourite things for an Imperial Stout aroma: Coconut macaroons, seriously, coconut notes…
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