evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with thin tan head. Nose of roasted malt, nuts, cocoa, and a hint of licorice. Taste is light coffee, bitter chocolate, some caramel and dark fruit. Only negative I can find is a slightly thin mouthfeel. Taste is slightly hot, but nothing that would suggest 10%. A long, mocha finish.
dmbsnuts (298) - Carpentersville, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a default message... As I do not wish, nor have time to comment on each beer I try at this time.
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Bestbrew1 (45) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I liked this one a lot. I think laying it on its side for a while might mellow out the tad of booze in the background. Nice rich molten chocolaty taste on this one.
driver76 (26) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick black with caramel head. Toasty coffee nose. Starts thick chocolate liqueur then turns a bit bitter with the chocolate turning to cocoa. Lingers long with the alcohol and cocoa staying on the tongue long after.
Grima (1855) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from DSG, huge thanx!
Pours deep black with thick creamy brown head. Smells massive malty and chocolatey with some alcohol. Starts with burnt roasted malts, paired with lots of coffee and bitter chocolate. Middle part has much burnt malts, paired with coffe, chocolate and a slight alcoholic note. Goes into a very dark malty finish with lots of bitter roasted malts and chocolate. Awesome!!!
HopRedHead (117) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pitch black with 1cm of creamy white head that fades 30 seconds after pouring. Minimal lacing. Aroma is mud-cake (fuck you Nick), coffee, soy, fudge and dark cocoa. Taste is roasted chocolate, touch of molasses, vanilla, raisins and lingering soy sweetness. Very dark fudge-esque malts dominating the flavour. Nice oily/syrupy body that complements the taste. Mildly bitter, enough to make my reach back for my glass. Solid imperial stout.
DCLawyer (672) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle->snifter. Pours black with tan head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roast. Taste: molasses, chocolate, malt, booze. Very good, but nothing exciting.
jookos (761) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
(2/2012) bottle. Black. Chocolate, coffee on both nose and palate. Pretty easy to drink, excellent beer.
dink (48) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Winter 09-10 bottling.
Appearance - Pours a thick near black with tan head
Smell - A little alcohol present, hop aromas still present. Roast, smoke, vanilla, lactic sweetness (milk chocolate?) and something mineral-like.
Taste is similar to smell, begins as a milk chocolate light sweetness and ends bittersweet.
Just a velvety smooth, luxurious malt body. Preferred with age as the hops have softly faded.
I’d say it’s held up very well.
BeerKurve (218) - - MAY 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch Black with a Brown head. Nose has some sweet chocolate, licorice, cocoa, rum raisin and roasted malts. Flavor is chocolate, rum raisin, licorice, roasted malts and coffee/mochachino. Body is wide and lightly carbonated and creamy. Another great offering from Brooklyn Brewery!
ineedbeer (181) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh 2012-2013 bottle.
Aroma is dominated by chocolate, both milk and dark. There is a light roast character similar to tobacco and leather as well as a touch of dark fruit esters. No hop aroma and no diacetyl. Fairly sweet aroma.
Pours black with a small but thick dark mocha head that recedes to the edges.
Flavor is more roasty than the aroma with the chocolate being a bit more subdued. A strong, dark, bitter chocolate note upfront but that fades to roast. The roast is again tobacco, leather and also a bit of smoked meat. Light coffee character. Low fruit esters. Not as sweet as the aroma. Medium bitterness with moderate alcohol spice in the finish. Some lingering dark chocolate in the finish. No hop flavor and medium low ashy astringency.
Mouth feel is full bodied with low to medium low carbonation. Astringency is medium low and alcohol warmth is medium high but of clean alcohol. Slight creaminess and a bit silky.
Overall, an alright beer but very big. The alcohol seems a bit too noticeable but I am also not sure this would age well without turning to soy sauce. The dark malt seems too ashy and not sweet enough.