ACHops (1360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On nitro @ the brewery. Pours super thick dead black with heavy viscous mocha head. Aroma is rich milk chocolate, light roasted espresso beans, and just a bit of roasty malt behind all of that. Taste is incredibly smooth dark roasted malts - not a hint of charring which you often see in imperial stouts. Coffee, chocolate, syrupy port flavors on the finish. The nitro only makes this beer smoother than it was before. There are a couple that may be the equal of this beer (Abyss, Ten Fidy, Parabola...) but they’re not better.
Sudz4Dayz (28) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle purchased at the Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, VT. Pours jet black with a thick frothy whipped cream head. Smells intense of sweet coffee, cocoa and vanilla. Taste of dark cocoa, roasted coffee and vanilla and a slight boozy taste. Unbelievable mouthfeel, thick smooth. Love it. Great commercial beer. Absolutely top notch.
Ahuth (318) - - SEP 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Jack black. Stick full body. Tastes coffee and toasty. Chocolate. Licorice. Awesome.
Jaceks21 (55) - Zgorzelec, POLAND - SEP 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Tap, 4hops]. W aromacie kawa z wanilią. Pojawia się mleczna czekolada. Wyczuwalny mocniejszy alkohol, trochę w stornę bourbonu i paloność. Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Bardzo gęste, świetnie ułożone. W smaku kawa, czekolada na pierwszym planie. W tle wiśnie w czekoladzie. Konkretny waniliowy finisz. Alkohol dobrze przykryty, fajnie rozgrzewa w przełyku. Po kilku łykach wychodzi karmel, toffi. Bardzo pijalne jak na RISa. Nasycenie niskie, takie jak powinno być. Godne zapamiętania dzięki swojej gęstości, przez którą ślinianki cały czas pracują. Świetne piwo, klasa.
weark (645) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille achetée chez Erzbierschof et gardée 4 ans en cave - De couleur noir avec une fine mousse fauve qui disparaît vite - Au nez des arômes de cuire, café, malt rôti, mocca, chocolat, une pointe d’alcool, un nez absolument fabuleux - En bouche encor plus de café et de chocolat, malt rôti, légèrement madere, grosse présence d’alcool, légèrement terreuse - Corp puissant, amertume moyenne/forte, carbonation correcte, soyeuse, final alcool et café - Absolument incroyable, un équilibre parfait, des arones puissant, un poil trop alcoolisée mais un vrai regal
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first one had an initial aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, some fruits and alcohol was also present. Apperance of used motor oil with a thick dark tan head that settled quickly, and left plenty of lace. Flavors of roasted coffee, which was heavy all the way through. It also had hints of fruit and the dark chocolate was also quite noticeable. Together they all blended well even though the roasted coffee was dominant, still the others managed to get noticed. Overall a pretty fine brew, i am glad i finally found some. However on opening my second last night it wasnt as enjoyable because the alcohol dominated everything in both smell and flavor, it was kind of disappointing in comparison to my first sample. Guess that i will have to drink a third one to see what the truth is.Originally rated on 10/7/2008.
hawanna (3072) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bottle from AleSmith Brewery
chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, herbs, alcohol, vanilla, brown-black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, sticky, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
LearninBeer (480) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The aroma is coffee/raisin, maybe a touch of anise. Pours black with a big and creamy light brown head, mostly diminishing and excellent lacing. The taste is sweet. The body is full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish long. Very Good!!
Gary (1875) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2016 750ml : (in a Sam Smiths Imperial Stout snifter) I was excited to pick a couple of these up at Brewdog ... Wow , now I don’t keep tabs on my subdued indifference toward craft beer and my jaded outlook, but I’ve not been excited by a beer in about 47 months . The nose is really sublime .. the first thought as the aroma intertwined and melted into my mind was Sri Lanka’s Lion Stout , my all time favourite stout ... The notes of dark fruit like prune and rich caramel mixing like C3po at a gay robot party hosted by RichTheVillian. Roast malt and shitload of coffee . Huge beige head resembling the moon ... above a blackness that’s almost as cool as Tupac . Rich and powerful to drink .... The first glass had an intensive bitterness that took away some of the otherwise delicious flavour, but the second two glasses were departed in this hindrance- way more rounded and soft . Notes are grate . Roast and deeply coffee’ish . ( I’m gonna open another bottle soon) and finish this rate off . Give me 20 minutes.: 750ml number 2 . This might be a cooler beer than 20 minutes ago ... I’m twenty minutes more drunk and a second 750ml is even more charming. I gave the palate a humble 3 because of the relentless fucken bitterness that burnt my palate like a Cuban if I’m incoherent , but it’s departed in the alchemy of the overall spirit of Speedway Stout. Maybe a superior bottle?. Who gives a shit? , this is fucken good xsnobe bier.
tekstr1der (372) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 4, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of those occasions where the hype is justified... This pours opaque black with brown head that fades to a clingy ring. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate and mild roast. No alcohol to be detected. Flavor is similar. Sweet notes of chocolate coat the tongue... I’m so burned out on coffee stouts I was hesitant about this one... but the coffee flavor is mild and delicious in the background. It’s so smooth and clean-finishing. I’m going to stock up more bottles in the cellar.
gephross100 (312) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2016 From a bottle at Brass Tap. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Chocolate and vanilla coffee bitterness on the finish. Heavy mouthfeel.