Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, Standard Market. Fizzy pour, night black. Aroma is that smoked black patent malt that for my taste is too dominant. Thick charred espresso, more tangy smoked patent malt, all surrounded by fizzy carbonation thatís like a soda pop vs. a beer. No balance or nuance here, the carbonation, smoke, burnt grain are all too much to enjoy.
abcfan (916) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice brew. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of coffee and some smoke. Taste is mostly coffee, with some smoke and toffee. Slight alcohol burn.
kirk36 (222) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Espresso notes, coffee, strong flavor, alcohol present and forward facing, would place well after a meal.
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pushkinwow (2568) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Dresden. Black with a mocha head. Dark molasses and chocolate along with some expresso combine for a very strong yet not intense aroma, some roasted malts are detectable. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, underlying sweetness, can detect the alcohol although its still quite smooth, a slight bitterness is there on the palate, some fruitiness, chocolate, expresso and molasses carry through. An interesting and quite powerful beer.
gregwilsonstl (2107) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark (nearly black) and roasty. Good thick tan head. Beyond caramelized, almost tastes like burnt malt (in a good way). High alcohol hidden behind body. Would be great if oak aged.
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter
Ar: Some roasted malt and a very light fruitiness. Frankly, much less aroma than I was expecting.
Ap: Thick and bubbly light tan two finger head. The body is solidly black.
T: Opens with sweet, roasted malts, transitons to a smooth lightly sweet light malt, finishes with a bit of roast malt, slight sweetness and fruit, and finally dry hoppy bitterness.
P: A very high level of carbonation, and a much lighter body than Iíd expect for an double/imperial stout. Alcohol is not distinguishable. Smooth but lacking in several areas.
O: To be honest this stout was somewhat disappointing. For a double/imperial stout, its a bit too sweet without enough bitterness to balance it and lacks body, However, enjoyed the wonderfully dry finish.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee and chocolate dominate. Plenty of dark bready notes followed by some dark rum and fig qualities. Caramel and toffee present as well. Floral and grassy hop notes round things out. The finish is drying.
jondsimmons89 (22) - Carol stream, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma of a heavily sugared coffee burst from this black hefty beer. Sweet notes of toffee are immediate and strong. The warm flavor of alcohol comes through more than i would expect with such a dark beer. The beer finishes smokey and full. A good stout that i would definately purchase again.
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dreamflower (767) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. It is incredibly dark, light will not shine through it. A dark head. Smell is sweet and smokey. Taste is likewise sweet and smokey. Iíd like to sip this beer, but if I took a large gulp it would be too much for me, just bitterness.
northropfrye (3244) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in snifter. Dark black colour with brown head. Aroma is fruity, sour, faintly reminiscent of nail polish remover, but overall actually an appealing smell. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, dried fruit. A solid flavourful stout.