keanex (830) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On-Cask at Barley’s Downtown.
A: Pitch black body with a thin spotty tan head.
S: Figs and roasted malts.
T: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, and figs.
M: Soft medium body, a bit flat.
O: Easily forgettable, I don’t know if it was the cask or what, but this was lacking many ways.
michcam8 (182) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught. Dark black in color with a tan/cola color head. Taste and aroma similar. Taste of coffee, carmel, chocolate, molasses, and toasted nuts. Good overall, and would drink again.
JStax (1724) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured on draft. Dark brown, nearing opaque black with a brownish head of foam with good retention. Aroma is sweetened coffee, some milk chocolate, caramel, and a nice dose of toffee. Some nuts show up here as well. Taste is predominantly sweet, but the finish is long with attention put on a bitterness that is like that of an espresso.
Daytonbeer (398) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours near black with small head and no lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste is chocolate, coffee, and soy sauce. Alittle watery. Not my favorite, but still good.
phaleslu (4528) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in a sampler at Barley’s #1. Pours a dark, mostly opaque brown color with a fairly thick, lasting dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, molasses, and dark chocolate. Flavor of bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, and earth. Medium-bodied, with a sweet and roasty mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
MadIndian (2129) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice. A gift. Good chocolate, nice roast, some hop, a dry finish, but thin in the body. A nice splash of coffee.
Over all not bad.
weihenweizen (1197) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque black with small dark brown highlights and small beige head. Little lacing, thick body, and no carbonation. Taste is mostly roasted malt (mostly espesso with a little chocolate), alchohol is pretty well covered. This is good beer.
jrallen34 (3466) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is a nice black with light brown in the light. The head is very nice, about 2 fingers high of medium tan heat that is just beautiful. It is full and creamy and lasts forever with nice lacing.
The aroma is light and sweet with chocolate, vanilla, toffee and caramel.
The taste is all malts, very very sweet, too sweet for me without it being balanced out by some nice hops at the end. Sweet chocoloate dominates the taste and you can also pull out some vanilla.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Barleys Ale House #1, Columbus OH, on 12 March 2010. I presume this was the one I had but I just noted it down as Barleys Imperial Stout at the time – probably my failing rather than theirs. Very dark Creamy chocolate aroma. Quite dry and roasty with pronounced bitterness. Don’t know what the ABV is but it didn’t seem to be particularly imperial. Tasty enough but not especially spectacular.
GJF (1078) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very well done. Thick black pour--small dark brown head (not much to speak of). The flavor is rich in roasted malts, with a sweetish finish. Smooth and drinkable.