arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Aaron for the pour! 750 mL bottle is thick black with creamy tan head, aroma brings notes of big dark chocolate, toffee, caramel, hints of coffee, some slight yeast notes as well. Taste is a nice mix of dark chocolate, cocoa, some slight dark fruit, roast and wet coffee grounds notes, finishing fairly bitter, nice brew!
adnielsen (9279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Brandon’s house. Black appearance with a dark brown head. Very rich chocolate, anise, dark fruity aroma. Rich, sweet, cocoa, licorice, roasty chocolate malty, a touch burnt, licorice candy flavor.
thornecb (4459) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head quickly recedes to hug rim. Chocolate and espresso aromas. Soft with chocolate front to back and a lasting dark espresso finish.
daleharshman (919) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle purchased over a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($19.99). Pours completely pitch black with two full fingers of creamy mocha colored head that has pretty good retention. Aroma of dusty and smoky roasted malts, raw cocoa, roasted nuts, and a bit of vanilla coffee. Flavor of smoky dark roasted malts, dark but smooth high-cacao-content-chocolate bar, black coffee, and noticeable oats. Not sweet at all...actually more roasty-bitter. The oats help to smooth out the big roastiness of this impy stout. The high ABV is quite well concealed here. Good stout, but I might have preferred the cocoa to be less subtle and a little bit sweeter. (77, 624)
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 18, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought at the brewery Portland, Maine. 08-08-2010
Poured form the 750ml bottle into an Allagash flute.
The color is completely black with no highlights and three fingers or so of foamy brownish head and thick lacing left on the glass.
The smell is funky with some chocolate malt aroma. Some serious dark malts in the nose with a Belgian like aroma that is quite interesting, not sure where this is leading.
The taste is black licorice with a sweet malt flavor. Some cocoa powder is there that is a bit dry with some creamy flavor that leads into a bitter, dark chocolate flavor.
This beer is pretty big with the body feeling a bit expansive. It feels like it is heavy but has handles ie.. there is a smooth, drinkable feel that makes this so down easy and is not more than anyone can handle.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thin brown head. Aroma/flavor of roasted malts, coffee, yeast, smoke/tobacco nicely balanced by some sweetness. Quite good.
MadIndian (2414) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ah Allagsh! I love it!
Dark brown, thick pour. Roasted malt, yeast and tobacco aroma. Cacao , roasted malt taste. A nice hop aftertaste with a dry chocolate finish. Very well done.
Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head that left good retention and thin lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, chocolate, and faint licorice. Smooth and full bodied with soft carbonation. Flavor was roasted chocolate malts, cocoa, vanilla, tobacco, licorice and smoke with a dry roasted finish.
italianjohn (2350) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour orange hue with a nice tan head thin lacing .... aroma is of roasted malts, caramel and cocoa nibs .... taste is roasted bitter and sweet chocolate, dark fruits light licorice and tobacco with some bitter hop in the finish ... sweet dry and roasted finish mellow a great sipper roasted and smooth abv hidden well
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with friends. Dark black pour with a thin head. Aroma has hints of tobacco, chocolate and cocoa. Flavor is a little creamy with a slight smokey flavor as well. A slow sipper