thegreenrooster (3423) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is deffinatly chocolate malt with some heavy sweetness. Flavor is again a chocolate with a decent but not over the top sweetness. Finish has a decent silky chocolate left on the tounge after the swallow. This was a decent beer from Breckenridge.
CanIHave4Beers (3524) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, at my own damn house.
Pours basically black with a small but well retained head.
The aroma is sweet, but not overly sugary, plenty of coffee and roastiness. The beer has a nice dark chocolate aroma, smells like it’s going to be one big burly beer.
The flavor is fine, but it just doesn’t cash the check that the aroma promised. Sure the coffee and the chocolate are there, and they’re nice, but they’re playing second fiddle to raisins & vinous notes. The beer is nicely sweet, fairly well balanced (at least in the more pleasant parts) & has a very enjoyable level of roasty malt bitterness.
The beer has a very pleasant viscosity & the carbonation level seems pretty low.
ads135 (3290) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown appearance. Not much head. Licotice aroma, alcohol, and mint. A smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Decent taste, though a bit sweet. Coffee and dark fruit.
Ughsmash (7276) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured highly-viscous deep brown with a short-lived beige head. The aroma picked up sweet vanilla and chocolate notes, with accents of buttermilk and lesser husk.. came across as sweet and decadent. The flavor found similar stuff.. vanilla and sweet chocolates at the core, with roasty darker chocolates and licorice down there too.. lightly sour malts and roasty bitterness around.. finished sweet with lots of rich sugars. Heavy-bodied and buttery across the middle.. almost chewy.. great mouthfeel to it.. nice brew!
rondphoto (2615) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque deep chocolate brown with a dark tan head of large bubbles and big streaks of lace over the entire glass. Taste is inspired: chocolate malt (remember Whopper malted milk balls?) coupled with a light, creamy texture that doesn’t fill at all - in fact each sip demands another. It reminds me of Kahlua-milk concoction with which I replaced my Nestle’s back in college 40 years ago. And a bonus.....the chocolate doesn’t overpower as it does in so many other imperial stouts. The finish has just enough bittering to maintain strict control. Great with shortbread or biscotti type sweets. Higly recommended.
dmac (4501) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Spirits Middletown. Poured a dark black center with super dark brown edges and a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma is loaded with sweetness, sugary dark chocolate syrup, dark fruit, rum cake, wet burnt toast. Medium bodied that is slightly syrupy and loaed with fizzy carbonation. Flavor of syrupy dark chocolate, vanilla extract, hint of lactose, dry dark toast, dark fruit skins, figs, marshmellow. Really decent, no....no this is good.
Pailhead (5395) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of dark chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, and a hint of roast. It pours a dark brown with some reddish-orange highlights and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with a cocoa and dark chocolate combination. The finish has a sweet creaminess along with just a hint of roast. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat oily mouthfeel.
Lukaduke (2521) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep burnt umber color with no visible head. The aromas are restricted but come through with dark chocolate with hints of vanilla. On the palate there it starts out with sweet chocolate milk flavors that roll into a cream soda finish... lots of chocolate vanilla and a bit of plum and dark fruits towards the finish.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a fizzy off white head. Chocolate bread aroma and taste with a rich chocolate finish and a full bodied bright palate.
dfinney23 (2087) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin, tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate plus vanilla and roasted coffee. Taste is chocolate, caramel and a bit of spice. Tasty!