Ericular (595) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 4oz sample. Iíd like to get my hands on a bottle of this sometime. Aroma is really good with chocolate, bourbon, and soy sauce. Taste has more of the soy and hint of bourbon, with some vanilla and wood. Full body, creamy and smooth.
dbeatdano (46) - - MAR 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour- black, small amount of creamy reddish, tan head.
Aroma- roast coffee, chocolate, red licorice, raisins, prunes, small amount of booze
Taste - sweet dark fruit turns to bitter, burnt malt, with medium booze taste. Also bitter hops taste in the finish.
Palate- medium bodied, oily mouthfeel with soft carbonation. The finish is actually kind of short and bitter.
Awesome imperial stout. Complex and satifsying with a nice balance of sweet and bitter. I have 2 of these in my cellar and canít wait to see what time does with them.
ajnepple (2062) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 6-pack of 12 oz bottles ($16.99) dated 9 months ago from Hy-Vee Muscatine. Black appearance with minimal brown head, lingering. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, oak, toffee, bourbon, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts and light bitter hops. Similar flavor, adding a touch of dark fruitiness. Rich, sweet and balanced flavor. Full body, thick and creamy, yet pretty easy to drink. Perhaps the best beer that comes in a 6-pack. Fairly priced at $17 (approx. $5 a bomber). I wish I could get this in CO.
knickskicks (692) - - MAR 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle. Black, tan head, some lacing. Nose is dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, mocha, dark fruits, raisins, roasted malts. Lasting bittering hops and bittersweet chocolate on the finish. Sticky syrupy mouthfeel. A touch too much carbonation for my liking. My favorite regular RIS. Even Zhukov and Southampton RIS are a step below. Would love to try this with a few years on it and/or on cask.
Georgen89 (1) - Chicago, Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasty, dark stout that pours very thick. Overall itís a very good beer that tastes great.
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 9971 (2010). Black with a great chocolate head. Aroma is liquorice, soy sauce, molasses, coffee, vanilla. Velvety/syrupy mouthfeel, roasty on the palate with a little booze burn on the finish. Taste is liquorice, coffee, roasted malts, soy sauce, wood.
joeworrall (83) - USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
poured from a bottle, probably 5 months old, this beer had to work hard to produce a thin brown head... Other than that, I canít find any faults with it. It has a subtle coffee aroma, smooth mouthfeel and delightful slightly sweet, slightly bitter aftertaste.
stoutnick (492) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beer Authority, NYC.
Black black black with tan foam. Aroma is very big malt profile; dark choc, mild soy sauce, rich. Taste is so syrupy and full bodied - dark malt, oats, sweetness, so oily. Lingering roasty sweetness. Really like this vibe. Though sweetness is a little intimidating. Does it need a bit of age? Like syrup. Nice finish - mild bitterness with a malty destruction of the palate.
cobaink2 (60) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured with little head. But did have a slight caramel tinge to it. Nose of dark roast coffee, molasses and chocolate.and drinks about the same. Every taste an adventure. The dark coffee taste is very interesting to me. Solid beer. Especially that it is non barrel aged. Would love to see thus distributed to WA.
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is of sweet aged fruit chocolate. Flavors are more of a burnt chocolate in multiple levels of fruit and roasted malt. A nice oily mouth feel.