nickd717 (4041) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pours black with a tan head and massive thunder thigh legs. Big coffee, bourbon, chocolate, booze aroma. The flavor is sweet and boozy as all hell. Big chocolate, coffee, bourbon. Thick and full of alcohol. Damn doggz, I’m tweaking for realz.
sonnycheeba (4817) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery. Unfortunately, I was only able to record numerical rating during this visit.
unclemike (2837) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slick black with a creamy frothy tan head. Super roasty, tons of straight-up cold-press coffee! Tastes like Starbucks, ha, really it does, a bit too much booze in the aftertaste though. Body is slick creamy and fluffy.
PartyFowle (942) - - MAY 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pitch black, inky. The deep cinnamon-hued head doesn’t last long. Brilliant coffee aroma. Oily, funky beans; toasted sourdough; soil and chocolate in minuscule amounts. The flavor: so very much coffee. It even overpowers the underlying Mephistopheles -- a feat I didn’t think was possible. Rich, roasty, oily. Toasted bread again, some cocoa, a finish of ethanol and spicy Arabica. Full, creamy body. Thick and smooth, like drinking thick hot chocolate. If you want to enjoy this one, you better damn well like coffee. Huge bean flavor, not a ton of stout. A little hot. Good for a few ounces, too rich for much more.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. Dark mahogany with a dark head. Coffee, dark, dry fruit and burned malt.
bergstaden (2158) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a brown head - Sweet malt and coffee in the aroma - Malt and coffee flavours with some bitterness in the end - The coffe and some bitterness in the finish - This was real good
Warped_Silver (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with a thin khaki head. Significant amount of legs dripping down the glass. Aroma is very boozy with minimal coffee in the background. Small amount of bourbon and vanilla as well as toffee. Taste is boozy upfront with astringent coffee flavors in the middle followed by subtle chocolate, vanilla and caramel flavors in the finish. Kind of a harsh character to it at this point. Likely aging will subdue this aspect. Mouth feel is thick and viscous. Overall, a nice beer but not well-balanced this young.
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cards04 (2577) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A delicious beer. Pours a thick black with small dark brown head. Big coffee and lactose aromas as well as dark fruits and chocolate. For a beer this big the alcohol is very well masked. Big coffee and chocolate flavours and vinous sherry flavours as well. A nice warmth as it makes its way down to your belly. Awesome.
baraciisch (2730) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black in color with tan beige head... Aroma of dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, booze... Flavor is rich decadent dark chocolate, vanilla, and espresso... Roasted malts with lingering alcohol burn on finish... Really nice, but a little hot...
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JK (5594) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like the previous review, I am surprised to see this is rated so highly. Black of course. Thick and heavy palate and almost no carbonation, which is ok for an imperial stout. The whiskey is prominent in the flavor and aroma, and mostly overwhelms even the coffee. Sweet, some flavor of green pepper, and a little soy sauce.