TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oily black with thin foam. Dark chocolate, roast, coffee, burnt caramel. Medium bodied, toffee flavors accompanied by acrid roast and chocolate. Mouthfeel has more carbonation than the appearance leads to believe. ABV is well hidden.
reebtogi (4759) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of light brown head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate with roasted grains and dark fruits. Taste is a dark fruity and chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain bitterness. Full bodied with modest carbonation. Mouth fell is quite smooth for such a high ABV ale. Overall, a star is born, as this is quite a tasty and well balanced Imperial stout.
BuckeyeBoy (3543) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours out a dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is chocolate coffee roast malts and some molasses. Taste is more of the roast malts chocolate coffee some char and some sweetness.
argo0 (12042) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Small brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk/bittersweet chocolate, some earthy, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, milk chocolate, some bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, roast, earthy. Sticky medium-full body.
Niksko (458) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown with a mocha colored head that fades quickly. Nose is syrupy black cherries, cola, slight acetone. Flavor is lots of milk chocolate, black cherry, cola, burnt toast, molasses. Interesting flavor, not what I was expecting at all. Very luscious and creamy mouthfeel with a medium to heavy body. A little fizzier than I would have liked. Pretty interesting taste. No real heat from the alcohol. Not too bad.
RedSox2004 (1426) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black with a small reddish tan head and a bit of lace. Nice roasted malt aromas with hints of cherry and milk chocolate. Milk chocolate sweetness up front with generous amounts of coffee, and more modest contributions from dark fruits and caramel. Some smoke and warming alcohol are present. Medium to full body, no carbonation to speak of, creamy mouthfeel and a long smoky finish.
koleminer20 (983) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. The pour is a light black with a decent darker khaki foamy that falls down relatively quickly with no lace. The aroma is pretty heavy on chocolate malts and a light roast. There is a strong lactose sugar influence here as well. Other than that, it falls
Down pretty quick. The flavor is a little more complex. It's got a strong lactose to it. The chocolate and roast are surprisingly bitter, but the lactose dominates, almost to a point where it seems it might be affecting the beer in a slightly negative fashion. The mouth feel is definitely thin and creamy with a decent mouth feel. The aftertaste is surprisingly chocolatey and lingering.
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Countbeer (5264) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber: Thanks JDB288: Served in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees Celsius:
Black with a brown head.
Aromas of coffee, chocolate and roast with some very light hints of alcohol and liquorice.
Flavours of coffee, good bitter, roast, chocolate, nuts, earthy and some dark roasted leaves, herbs and some wood.
Aftertaste is a mix of roast, coffee, good bitters ans some dark chocolate.
Low carbo, thicker creamy and light spicy mouthfeel, full bodied.
drowland (6771) - Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9/17/15. 22oz bottle shared by someone at a VORLAUF meeting, I believe. Black pour with a small tan head, mild lacing. Okay aroma, roasty, ashy, dark chocolate, some coffee and caramel. Okay flavor, dark chocolate, coffee, ashy, some caramel. Not bad.
libertine (283) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours opaque black with a thin brown head. Aroma is cocoa, burnt coffee and vanilla. Flavor of coffee, vanilla, soy sauce, cocoa, and leather. alcohol is very present. body is thin for an imperial stout. finish bitter. flat carbonation, oily mouth feel. Nothing special here.
bmathers (8) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 19, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz black, minimal head, tan foam. roasty chocolate and coffee aroma, taste is similar medium sweetness, medium bitterness. full body, creamy, flat, long finish. Every sip is bold and full of flavor. pretty intense.