MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour w/ bubbly tan head. Smells like fresh, rich espresso, sweet alcohol & a hint of bitter hops. Tastes include sweet, dark cherries, coffee, bitter dark chocolate. Creamy texture from the oatmeal. Slight alcohol on the finish. More sweet upfront than I remember. A good brew!
NeoHippie2 (991) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy if Homer321, thanks again! Black pour with a light tan head. Aromas of roasty malts and notes of coffee. Flavor is sweet roasty malts upfront with notes of coffee. Not anywhere near as complex and robust as I was hoping for. Not bad though.
BeerSkull (1304) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). I found mainly flavorings from roasted malt and alcohol in the fragrance and in the taste when this beer was tested. But the tasting was done after several other beers so my taste buds were probably slightly weary.
78samh (144) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint from E9 is dark black with a creamy tan head. Cocoa and coffee aromas. Taste is rich roasted malts with hints of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Very smooth finish with little burn for 10%. Exceptional impy stout.
jcnielsen (2100) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Burnt, roasty, malty, coffee aromas and flavors. Pretty average imperial stout.
Changed (360) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber that is 6 months past due. $4.99 at FLBC. Pours black, small tan head. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, some chocolate and coffee. Moderately thick, moderately low carbonation, creamy, roasted finish and bittering, dry finish. Flavor is much like the flavor. Perhaps more chocolate in the flavor. Alcohol is apparent. This rating could mean jack-squat based on the past-due date, but for $4.99, 10%, and 90+ rating, I think I’ll be going back for some more, thank you very much.
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet Black motor oil color. Licorice nose. Huge black coffee taste. Complex with spices and salt. Whaffting alcohol after the swallow that burns the lips like whiskey. Wow.
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice pitch black color with a burnt sienna cushy head. Wonderful roasted coffee nose, sticky . Nice smooth coffee milk chocolate taste, well balanced and rolling down
tiong (3752) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from Saveur-Biere
Pours pitch black with a large brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, salty licorice, sweet syrup, floral hops, grass and coffee. Taste is sweet, roasty and heavy with loads of salty licorice, some grassy notes and syrup. Finish is roasty, bitter and salty with notes of sweet syrup, candi sugar, licorice and coffee. Quite heavy imperial stout.
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roast malts, taste is sweet chocolate, rich.
gendv138 (1329) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 2/26/14. Jet black with close to two fingers of tan head. Aromas of roast, dark fruit, dark chocolate, vanilla extract. Tastes of dark chocolate, bits of dark fruit, light booze, roast, vanilla, a tiny bit of leather and licorice. Full body with a dry finish. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation.