Bonster (180) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle purchased from beer store in Orlando. Happy this one survived the flight back to Jersey. This stout pours thick and black with no head except for a small brown ring around my glass. The aroma is big malt, vanilla, roasted nuts, and alcohol. At first taste the alcohol was evident up front with some bitter coffee bean which mellowed out through the finish. Dark chocolate and dark fruits also well incorporated. The hop flavor is slightly present and nice in this one. All these flavors combined and balanced make one harmonious stout. Nice creamy mouthfeel with a bit of afterburn from the alcohol.
BucannonXC5 (896) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif.
Purchased: Oct. 22, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 29, 2014
Misc.: Packaged on Aug. 22, 2014 with unlimited shelf life
Poured blackish, even dark purple, color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy, khaki tan head. Went from a pour to calm and serene in about 12 seconds. Surprisingly very light spots of foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Also below average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.88)
Smelled booziness up front, initially reminding me of a mudslide - vodka, coffee liquor and Irish cream liquor. Also the usual suspects - caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, roasty malts, nutty malts and cocoa powder. A tad like a chocolate milkshake, too. Not too bad on the nose. (Smell - 4.00)
Taste was about what I expected, albeit a bit rougher and earthier. Got boozy coffee liquor and Irish cream liquor up front. Also toffee, caramel, chocolate milk, bitter roasty malts, roasty nuts, earthy chocolate syrup and crayon. (Taste - 3.88)
Full body. Sticky-to-slick texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish. (Feel - 4.38)
A pretty good RIS. Iím usually a sucker for these types of beers, but I donít think this was great. Just pretty good. (Overall - 3.88)
3.95 89 B+
HellesBunny666 (205) - Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasted aromas, dark chocolate, coffee, wood. Very smooth and full body. Dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, vanilla, cocoa nibs, good hop balance.
EyeAmBaldman (277) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black query a thin khaki head. Aroma is alcohol and dark chocolate. Taste is strong of dark chocolate and alcohol. Not bad but a bit much.
eaglebones (35) - Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a short dark tan head. Smells of coffee, dark chocolate, and molasses dominate. Heavy body and smooth and creamy on the palate. Lingering boozy warmth on the tongue. Sweet with flavors of chocolate and coffee, and nicely balanced with hoppy bitterness. Really nice stout!
whundley3720 (7) - Norlina, USA - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful beer! I really enjoyed this beer. Starts with a nice dark fruit taste then turns into more chocolate and coffee overtime. Itís also a nice bitterness in the taste from the roasted malts. As it warms up there is a boozy alcohol taste. So be careful if you drink this one! This beer will cellar very well!
aumentm (44) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thought this was very good. Tasted a bit like chocolate and was very dark. A bit bitter. Immensely complex flavor. Overall I was impressed.
Lemke10 (807) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This pours a pitch black color with a slight light brown head. The aroma is rich and very malty. The taste is rich, robust, and very flavorful. Delicious!
justkoehn (6) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Little deep brown head and strong lacing. Chocolate with alcohol aroma. Light carbonation on the tongue. Chocolate and coffee taste with strong alcohol bite afterwards. Very good imperial stout!
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berntholer (949) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
dense chocolate beige head fades with structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma bit boozy, hint of coconut, caramel, chocolate. taste is slight sweet, bitter chocolate, liquorice, ashes with a long bitter chocolaty finish. velvet mouthfeel, soft carbonation. very nice balance and smooth, abv well hidden, a real treat to drink! bottle 35,5cl / bd feb-2012
asmall (16) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Unbelievable chocolate bomb! Great aftertaste that lingers.Alcohol well hidden.One of the great stouts! Sit back put your headphones on and enjoy on a cool fall night! You might not get out of your chair!