ATM2754 (5) - Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz, Gorgeous color, dark pour with a flash of red, bold but delicate stout, currently in my top 5.
generallee08 (729) - 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.
kerenmk (2990) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Troubles’ place. Thanks DSG. Black with a tan head. Roasty, berries, some wood and some ink aroma, roasty, fruity, a little bitter taste. Full body, silky texture, bitter, inky finish.
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dror’s place. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roast, licorice, some dark fruits, a bit of coffee and chocolate and alcohol. Bittersweet flavor with chocolate, an acidic note, dark fruits, a bit of licorice, a bit of alcohol, and a dry finish. Full-bodied and rounded. Good.
superspak (3119) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 11/4/2016. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, fig, pepper, herbal, light smoke/char, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, fig, pepper, herbal, light smoke/char, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Good amount of herbal/roasted bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, fig, pepper, herbal, light smoke/char, and yeast/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Outstanding complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast and roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and fairly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian imperial stout. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
whitehotg8 (75) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a Boulevard tulip glass. Dark and mysterious with a beautiful khaki head. Aromas of chocolate, mocha, roasted almonds, fig, toffee. Tasting like a dream; velvety feeling with such a complex mingling of roasty malt, coffee, cocoa, dark candied fruit, caramel. Big beer without a big attitude. Really well done imperial stout.
Chudwick (2328) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle (best 11/25/16) - nose is chocolate with slight coffee. Sip adds dark fruit, licorice, and pure decadence. Complex bitterness and tad to warm to accurately capture the body. A little gritty. Dry. quickly becoming a sipper. Mellows out with fruitiness. Slight nutty aftertaste.
JStax (3416) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a dark brown to black with a khaki colored head of foam. Very good retention. The aroma has oats, chocolate, caramel, nuts, milk chocolate. The taste has more of a licorice, dark chocolate, and roast than what the aroma suggested. Maybe it needs to warm some. Creamy, milky mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. This beer is actually really good. My biggest complaint is how long it took to pour the beer. The head on this is ridiculous.
ordybill (420) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Malt, cocoa and grain into a pretty strong aroma.
Appearance- This beer is pitch black with a thick brown head.
Taste- Reminds of a thick coffee (without the coffee flavor) I didn’t care for the first two sips; however it grew on me with each sip.
Palate- A heavy bodied beer with mild carbonation. This beer has a creamy texture and the finish has an obvious alcohol kick.
Overall- A real good stout. Highly recommended.
gam (3475) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darkest of brown pours ending up black looking decent beige head soft carbonation aromas dried fruit rich chocolate liquorice plum note yeast touch spiciness the flavours fruits dark rich hops crisp note nutmeg dark chocolate medium bitter cocoa dryness roasted note yeast is strong sweet sticky fruit syrup note caramel lovely imperial to sip on the finish best tastes yeast note hops lasting sweetness and bitter excellent tasting imperial
nick76 (4300) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is burnt malt, coffee, chocolate, wood, and grassy hops. The appearance is dark brown with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma with a super bitter finish. The palate is slightly thin for the style but OK. Overall the beer is fine but overrated. I would have enjoyed it more without all the bitterness.