AndresTM (329) - Vienna, - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Powerful aroma with coffee, chocolate, tar, caramelized sugars, and medicinal booze. The mouthfeel is thick, hot, and sticky. The taste is sweet, umami, a bit salty, and plenty bitter from the booze and the roasted malts. It does overwhelm a little. A great experience, but not my kind of stout.
Steasy66 (1008) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty solid stout. Suprisingly drinkable for a 17%. Mostly chocolate and mild roast, hints of simple sugar and alcohol.
Luvystypotables (841) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of coffee and malt, dark brown color with a rich tan head. Full body with a very stong alcohol taste, with a strong alcohol finish. The alcohol unfortunately overpowers the taste.
JHeath99 (1215) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a charcoal midnight opaque black with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of beastly burnt malts and subtle booze. Taste of dark chocolate, burnt malts, and a lasting alcohol burn.
unclemike (2339) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an opaque black color with a medium sized tan head that quickly diminished, leaving spots of lacing on the glass. Intense aroma, chocolate, roasted malts, very vinous, smoke, dark fruits, cherries, nuts, and rum-soaked raisins. Incredible aroma. Taste is tons of sweet chocolate and espresso, roasted malts, light sour cherries, faint vanilla, some nuts, and a sharp alcohol finish.
beerbastard (736) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Black pour with tan head. Strong malty nose with some dark fruit. Very rich flavors of malts, coffee, and alcohol. Burn in the finish. Too much rich flavor to enjoy the different components that make up this beer. A overwhelming beer. To be enjoyed only on the coldest nights.
EcnarM (109) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark black with a hint of crimson when held up to the light. Licorice and fruit aroma, and the same crimes through like a fine liqueur. Coffee and fruit finish with a hint of chocolate underneath. Fantastic!
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Voodoo (380) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick black with a small off white head which lingers......aroma of booze, basically booze......taste is thick, dark chocolate, big booze.....a winter’s night sipper.
jsmanigold (33) - - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very full bodied brew, oily in texture. Chocolate and licorice flavors are present. A little boozy, which is expected.
PhilJackson80 (389) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz Bottle. Tasted on 1/9/15. Bottle from Moore Liquor. Batch #10 November 2014. The aroma was bold with strong boozy slightly chocolate with notes of anise. Taste was very deep, rich with a full body notes of dark or chocolate covered cherries, light dark fruit notes with a nice dry finish that leaves undertones of coffee. A great stout & at 17.1% abv very easy to drink.
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BucannonXC5 (956) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Trappist Westveteren XII Trappist glass
From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif.
Purchased: Jan. 7, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 8, 2015
Misc.: Batch No. 10; Bottled Nov., 2014; Red foiling
Poured a pitch black color with one finger of dark tan head. Minimal spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average-to-poor retention. (Sight - 3.50)
Smelled black coffee malts, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, smoky fire, light crayon, toffee, caramel, roasted nuts, licorice and some more coffee. Booziness comes in late. (Smell - 4.38)
Tasted earthy, gritty coffee beans, followed by that 17-plus percent alcohol. Also dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, licorice, smoky woodfire, roasty nuts, chocolate syrup and dark cocoa nibs. (Taste - 4.25)
Full body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish. (Feel - 4.63)
Another great Avery Imperial Stout. I wouldn’t hesitate to get it again. (Overall - 4.25)
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