bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits, and grass. Flavor of black licorice, dates, roasted malt, light plum, and chocolate with a somewhat chalky mouthfeel and dry finish.
Sammer (966) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour from bottle with a nice, off white head. Aroma is booze and hard candies. Taste is booze, milk chocolate and some smoke. Small bite at the finish. Very solid stout, one I would drink again.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Euclid Hall in Denver. Dark black pour with small tan head. Great nose and flavor or chocolate, figs, smokey malts and spice finish.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours black with creamy tan head. Nose is loaded with sweet cocoa, roasty coffee, abd pruney port wine. Flavors are very raisin forward like an abt, some coffee roast and chocolate, spicy and bready yeast finishes with a touch of dark candy sugar and phenolic yeast notes. full mouth feel and lively carbonation. a solid Belgian impy stout in a nice 12oz/4pk format.
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Secret Santa for this one! Black, with a rocky brown head. Sweet aroma - chocolate, some fruity notes, and Iím gonna say hickory. Flavor is pretty much what the aroma promises - chocolate and fruit, then a woody flavor. Pretty good, actually. Also, it seems a bit lighter bodied than I was expecting, which works really well here.
natejgood (384) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with a thick brown head. The aroma is rich and malty with lots of roasty smells with coffee and chocolate. This beer has a sweet dark chocolate flavor with malt and molasses. Though the flavor is somewhat sweet, this beer has enough bitterness to balance the sweetness nicely. This is a high alcohol beer and it tastes like it a bit. This is a solid dark winter stout.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of secret santa. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt, cocoa, some peppery hints. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, rich, roasty malt, spicy with a semi-dry finish.
bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle, Batch 2010-1. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with a couple inch frothy tan head. Head retention is pretty good, with a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, roasted malt, molasses, chocolate and some smoke. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like roasted and burnt/charred malt, dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, and a bit of milk chocolate and dark fruit. Thereís also a nice lingering bitter roasty finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit syrupy and coating, but also seems a bit thin as well. Good carbonation. Drinkability is OK, itís certainly not hard to drink at all. I think this is a decent enough overall brew.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma shows moderate roast, caramel, chocolate, molasses, coffee, and dark fruit. Flavor shows the same with the rye starting to show through, an additional
smokiness and touch of spicy hops.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Green hops with herbal notes and roast. Some chocolate. Green hoppy flavor with some lactose tartness. Dry bitter finish. A bit heavy.