N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s a hot, oily, inky punch in the mouth. It doesn’t have the word ’extreme’ or ’imperial’ in it’s name but the obvious redundancies of black, chocolate, and stout serve to drive home the point well enough. And is it just me or does Garrett Oliver bear a striking resemblance to Neil deGrasse Tyson? Right? Don’t tell me that Pluto isn’t a planet, a few more of these black chocolate stouts and I’ll bet I can see it from the backyard.
Maxbier (408) - Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black with dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is bitter dark chocolate, alcohol (10%),some roast flavors and molasses too. Finish is dark chocolate and some sweetness character like milk chocolate. Mouth feel is similar to cream sherry. This is a very nice imperial stout, comparable to some that cost twice as much.
ruigo (1270) - PORTUGAL - DEC 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Deep dark brown colour with a very thin brown head. Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted, light smoked and liquorice in the aroma. Soft to medium carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is like having a light cigar, eating dark chocolate with a coffee and a Port wine, all in the same glass. Overall, a very good beer.
EyeAmBaldman (318) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours like ink with a thin dark tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and dark fruits. Heavy beer with a sweet dark fruit and chocolate taste on the tongue. This beer is way too sweet for my taste.
afinacio (7) - - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excelente Extra Stout, encorpada e muito agradável. Sabor forte de chocolate e café. Vale o custo benefício por R$23,00
zapabeer (17) - BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Too much of toasted and alcohol for me. I know it is an imperial stout, but I’ve have others and don’t feel this way.
wilnatp (622) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Sour taste. Good chocolate notes but a hint of sour apple. Not a 100 point beer in my mind.
PhilJackson80 (380) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Tasted on 12/14/14. Bottle from Total Wine Lewisville, TX. Pours to a deep black color with a thin dark tan head. The aroma has roasted grains, light chocolate & licorice. The taste had very little chocolate for me & had more dark fruits & licorice. Overall good & was definitely better as it warmed up more.
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Barnoloid (275) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 An outstanding RIS. Cracked open a bottle from 2012, was hot back upon release but has mellowed into an exceptional blend of chocolate and roasted notes. A little smoke caps this off. Comes together wonderfully, and lives up to the fantastic, jet black appearance from the bottle pour. Mouthfeel is suitably decadent - this is a high quality confection in a glass.
Hugi (413) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black, opaque, medium brown head. Smells roasty, like bitter chocolate, malt, coffee, licorice. Heavy-makty taste, red berries, chocolate, coffee. Oily texture and velvety finish.
BiiruBierBeer (249) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell is faint malty sweetness with a bit of coffee. Taste is a mildly roasty stout with some dark chocolate taste at the end. Medium body with medium carbonation.