dpgjrnhcraftbrew (32) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled 2/11/15 and enjoyed 3/14/15. Poured an extremely dark brown, almost black, color with mocha cap and spotty lacing. Aroma was full of coffee, some chocolate and slight toffee. Taste is of bittersweet chocolate, caramel, and strong coffee. Very nice velvet texture, creamy feel and warmth from the alcohol. In summary, this was the first AleSmith brew I’ve had and probably in my top ten favorite stouts to date. Highly recommended!
profXpat (12) - ITALY - MAR 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
See previous rating- super coffee chocolate dried fruits and hops. Not for drinking all night but for a strong imperial stout american superstyled
King_Alex_II (290) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with brown foam. The smell is shy and a little bit roasted. The taste is a nice mixture between mild viscosity, hot spiciness and a calm carbonation. Quite sweet and The topical range of taste: coffee caramel chocolate vanilla etc. The beer is awesome no question, but I find that the great beers In this style are not that different, even though this one is a bit spicier.
SinH4 (545) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black color with big tan head. Aroma of coffee, liquorice, vanilla. Taste of rich chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and spices towards the end. Nutty-earthy as well. So much in there. Hardly any booze. Just the right amount of sweetness. Feels dry and full at the same time. Extremely well-balanced and soothing. Wow.
tandembrauer (400) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal (mandag i annen). Pours black. Aroma of alcohol, coffee, glue. Taste sweet and bitter, chocolate, milk, coffee, brown bread. Big body. Long lasting sweet and bitter aftertaste.
radio_nowhere (981) - Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into snifter glass, opaque deep dark brown color with dark tan head. Aroma notes of heavy roasted malt, smoke, dark coffee beans, dark chocolate, light peppery spice, dark fruit, licorice, light vanilla and some earthiness. Taste adds notes of milk chocolate, espresso, more plum/fig fruitiness, molasses, wood ash, some nuttiness and bitter earthy hops. Heavy body, low carbonation, creamy with long lingering coffee roast finish. All around excellent coffee RIS.
Couch0508 (32) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pretty good stout. i wouldnt say that it is my favorite but it is up there. if you are in ohio, pick some up.
Cybercat (3727) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque sable with a light tan head. Rich, sweet aroma has notes of molasses, roast malt, caramel and licorice. Flavor presents roast malt, molasses, caramel, and subtle chocolate and pepper notes. Drivin’ me wild! Viscous texture has some good fizz. One more beer off me bucket list.
katrinaez (237) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black color. Heavy rich chocolate bitters slight bourbon tones but not actually bourbon. Burnt but coffee burnt.
willisread (388) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at 2014 Yokohama Beer Fest. Inky black with a dark chocolate colored head. Aromas of roasted coffee, chocolate, malts, star anise and dark fruit as it progresses. Same tastes are present with the coffee and chocolate playing the star however as it comes to room temperature, fig, prunes, currant and dried apricot sneak in show themselves. Really complex and entertaining imperial stout.