BrewBoxer (1706) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Clinton hall NYC for the launch event. Pours a deep black color. No head but slight lace on the side. Sweet boozy milky imp stout.very good
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mstrcrwly (142) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at The Good Life in Massapequa..all I can say is..WOW!..right up there with Alesmith Speedway Stout as best Imperial Stout I’ve had so far..just great all around.
BrewMstr (65) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serious black, strong, and chocolate stout. Caramel and coffee notes. Great sipping beer, great with a cigar.
TreborWhip (386) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles pours charcoal with ample dark brown head. Intense aroma of dark fruits, cocoa powder, and roasted malts. Flavors of dark fruits (plums, raisins), vanilla, coffee, tart cherries, and a hint of cocoa. Very, very smooth with a creamy mouthfeel.
bellco33 (146) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 2-yr aged bottle into tulip: Pours black with a nice tan head. Great appearance. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and some dark fruit. Taste is very sweet, but flavor profile is the same as the aroma with booze throughout. Full body, nicely carbonated, just too cloying and boozy for my taste. I think I would have liked it (bitter) fresh.
PlinyTheOlder (5) - - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Second only to Dragons Milk in high gravity Michigan stouts. Same high Bells quality as Two Hearted Ale.
fishonmyplane (334) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Perfect appearance: pitch black with a thick, creamy tan head. Warming aroma. Surprisingly smooth for the ABV; boozy but not harsh at all. The malts have a complex mix of chocolate, toffee, dark fruit, and burnt toast. Sharp, resiny hops with some spruce notes. Very unique and complex flavor. Highly bitter. Can’t wait to have this again after aging it for a couple years.
jayzz (133) - Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from bottle 6 months aged. Pours black. Head dissipates quickly. Good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and pepper. Taste is malty with a little bitterness at the end. Mouth feel is chewy. Enjoyed this beer.
taestee (47) - USA - FEB 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is faint dark chocolate. The head is big copper brown that turns into a velvety tan brown with lots of lacing. The mouthfeel is rich and you get a sniff of alcohol as you take this down. Dark cocoa and toasted malts. Really delicious and smooth. Would love to try this on a nitro draft sometime (if possible).
onceblind (3530) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thick khaki head. Nose is heavy roasty and sticky smelling with some caramel and lots of molasses and dark cocoa nibs. The flavor is huge and rich with a dark slick body, featuring notes of dark cocoa nibs, roast black malts, a bit of molasses, dark earthy caramel, boozy ester heaviness, and a warming boozy dark cocoa finish. Sweet and roasty, full of sticky black malts and mild sweetness.