ACHops (902) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Super Deli Mart. Pours pitch black with thick mocha head. Aroma is unexpected: big funky tart smell with notes of fig, raisin, licorice. Taste is heavy charred roasty malts, followed by sweet yeasty flavors, then nice hoppy bitterness. Nice thick mouthfeel although the body doesn’t seem that viscous. Definitely not a traditional imperial stout, but I like this take on the style.
Bendrixian (1272) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black with a little red tinge and brown head. That blegian yeast gives a bit of fruit pie and berry notes that mix well enough with toast and chocolate. Sweet jésus this is a nice balanced brew with toast roast and a bit of nutmeg spice. Good length and complex. Wish I had another one to age. Very good.
Wittales (697) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance was motor oil with creamy lasting mocha 3 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are deep fruits, cherry, toffee, marzipan, soft coffee and chocolate, no alcohol. Taste are fruits of fig, prunes, plum, cherry, licroce upfront, then soft black, roast malts come to play. The glorious soft smooth alcoholic balanced finish. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with slick oily full body, then lasting balanced brew. Overall a beautiful example of an American Stout, well done Boulvard. Vintage 2013
mfhennig (104) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This looked good just pouring it. A nice thick black fluid with a dig tan head. Heavy roast aroma and some dark fruit. Taste of coffee and cocoa. This is one of the really good ones.
Nische (1102) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with rich khaki head. Aroma is mildly smokey with roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Huge taste of mainly chocolate, vanilla and roasted coffee. Long lingering bitter coffee finish. Very rich and round.
samsmith33 (512) - - APR 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to goblet. ,,,appearance: Dark black color. Thick. Above avg. Tan head.....Aroma is whiskey, rye, toasted barley. ..... Taste is plum , BlackBerry, oolong tea? Some chocolate. Something a little funky and overly sour at the finish, but it doesn?t ruin it. Feel is silky smooth, with lasting carbonation. The head seems to reform every time I put the beer down with a slight drop.Glad I picked this 4 pack up in VA, since I?ve not seen it in NJ. Aging one of the bottles.Good stout.
DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottles from Capone’s and Whole Foods PM. Pours deep blacl with tan head. Nose is cacao, fruit, blackberry raisin, yeast. Tastes dark malty, with cacao, blackberry, fig, yeast, well hidden alcohol, but not to the Plato degree or intensity that I would crave from an RIS> Not bad, more like a fruity porter.
SG111 (416) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Best NY 11/25/16. Pours black with a sizeable light tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, tons of Belgian dark fruits come through. Plums, raisins, figs, smells like a quad with intense roasted malts and coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, big Belgian quad fruits, some spice character, and bitter coffee finish. The Belgian quality and dark fruits really stand out here.
malvrich (78) - durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From Smokestack Mixed 4 pack Into a Foothills chalice Best by 07/07/2016
A: Pours motor oil black with a big dirty looking head. Good retention.
S: Homemade wine and chocolate on the nose.
T: Roasty but smooth chocolate and some pruney wine flavor showcasing alcohol. Honestly better than I expected .
M: Heavy and thick as expected with an oily, alcoholic finish. Not bad.
O: These big boozy beers are not my style admittedly but this is pretty good. My favorite from the box probably.
Evolutionary (343) - Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the gahanna store. Licorice nose. Strong. Not awesome lay balanced. Can't see my text. Various ratebeer. Damn this. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persistent_genital_
generallee08 (733) - New York, USA - APR 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. 9.7 abv best buy date (07/07/16) description
Appearance: Dark brown slow thick pour jet black in the glass. No light. Tall Dark tan head long lasting with very good lacing.
Smell: deep heavy notes of roast malt fresh bread and light hints of dark fruit raisins and peels.
Taste/Palate: This one is big and bold and coats the tongue with wonderful dark fruits bid dark malty sweetness and espresso bitterness in the finish. Abv is well hidden.