musinj6 (500) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black with tan 1 finger head that quickly dissipates with little lacing. Prominent roasted malt with very clear flavors of dark chocolate and background of espresso and a subtle hint of tobacco. Surprising hint of pine hops. Full bodied with medium carbonation (would be great on a nitrogen tap, I bet!) Long, medium bitter finish where I appreciate more tobacco and earthy tones. This is a fantastic stout that is not overwhelming in chocolate, but still the dominant idea put forth.
nsquishee (638) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate, coffee, butterscotch, bourbon barrel, vanilla, and smoke flavors. Creamy, sweet, lightly carbonated, and has a dry finish. It wasn’t as thick at I was expecting.
Darwenus (886) - Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours very flat with no head at all, and the aroma is strong chocolate. The flavor is milk chocolate, a little coffee, kind of a latte thing going on. It’s very smooth, and the slightly north of seven percent ABV doesn’t show up in the taste at all. This thing is too sweet for me and I won’t buy it again, but I cannot say that I didn’t enjoy most of it.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, unknown date. Served at around 45F.
Pours black with a one finger brown head that quickly recedes to a wispy cap and ring, despite the minimal head it leaves some nice spotty lacing behind.
Aroma is roasted malts, some cocoa and chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits, herbal hops. Not super-chocolaty on the nose. Moderate strength.
Flavor is milk chocolate, cocoa, some dark chocolate as well, roasted malts, dark fruits, some coffee, quite sweet but short of being cloying, minimal alcohol.
Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, sticky, good carbonation.
Tasty chocolate stout. Aroma is lacking, flavor makes up for it.
thegreenrooster (4001) - 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 (3999) - 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 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, 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 (7508) - 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 (4057) - 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 (5589) - 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.