jkbachman (151) - - APR 1, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark roasted coffee, pit fruit, and bakers dry chocolate aroma. Explosion of flavor: star anise, licorice, coffee, bakers chocolate, and woody/bourbon barrel. My favorite of this series by far.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->snifter. Black with small brown head. Aroma: roasted malt, sweet cocoa, soy, licorice. Taste is boozy, with chocolate, cherries, caramel, soy and smoke. Bitter aftertaste, powerful hit to the palate. In the end, too boozy for me.
joromiller (22) - Holt, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog. Enjoyed a vertical of í07-í09 Meph at a Beer Tasting. 2008 bottle was absolutely amazing!! Perfect on the aging. I would actually put it on par with some of the big "whale" Imperial Stouts.
TomTron (296) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cavernous black with a brown head that disappeared. Aromas of burnt malts, coffee, chocolate and a bit of brimstone. Well canít say this beer isnít intimidating as hell, because it is. There is so much going on I canít even begin to wrap my head around it. So much coffee and chocolate, as well as espresso coming through at times. But damn, this beer is powerful. The devil is in the detail....
khoffman43 (851) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rating 666 for me, seems fitting. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is surprisingly lacking, some roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor.is strong.booze with some bitter chocolate and malts. Wasnt sure what to expect but wow, lots of booze. Very interesting at least.
musinj6 (309) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 8 (Nov 2012)
Pours an opaque ruby black with tan 2 finger head that slowly dissipates and leaves heavy lacing. Aroma is boozy. Woody notes. Caramel. Hint of herbal hops. Licorice. Rich dark chocolate toward the end. Full bodied, soft carbonation, chewy. Medium, dark chocolate, espresso finish.
roxtersoxter (114) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark black with very small brown head out of bottle. Sweet chocolate aroma with a taste of chocolate and oak barrel taste. Great beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Daytonbeer (391) - Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, liquorish, soy sauce, chocolate, and booze. Taste is chocolate, alcohol, cherry cough syrup, carmel, and a light touch of smoke. Wow. This beer will numb your mouth.
rxeight (442) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 batch. Thick and black. Smells like booze. Some underlying chocolate, but this is noticable high ABV stuff. No sweethess to balance it out.
tdmuel (87) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 batch, 16.2%. Pours pitch black with a fluffy, muddy brown head. Lots of chocolate, toasted malt, some coffee, anise and alcohol on the nose. Very toasty taste, dark chocolate bitterness, some coffee and a touch of dark fruit. Extremely thick and oily, but surprisingly easy to drink for a 16.2% beer.