Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pretty boozy off the bat. Good chocolate, coffee... yeah very boozy.
A: Black and night. Super thick. Head is has poor retention.
T: Thank goodness the coffee and chocolate notes are way more present in the taste than the boozy smell. Drinks thick like melted ice cream. A lot of play between flavors.
P: A little acidic bit to it like with a Russian imperial.... good flavors and thick but the acidity is pretty intense and draws away from the other notes.
Overall a pretty solid beer but this comes on the tails of Founders Imperial so it had a lot to live up to. This beer has solid coffee and chocolate notes but the acidity is a bit out of control as is the booze. A nice beer but needs a couple tweeks.
shanoknowsfood (91) - Hawaii, USA - JUL 18, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle@Morton’s Market - Black color and strong Mocha Chocolate aroma. Taste is mocha, roast, with some bitter dark chocolate, and a hint of dark fruits. Thick and smooth as silk. Palate was rich chocolate, roast, and just pure yumminess! Finish of last ounce was like liquid chocolate mousse. One of the best brews i’ve ever had!
AaronTDubs (294) - - JUL 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with a nice brown head. Aromas of licorice, chocolate, coffee liquor, and ethanol. Rich mouth-feel. Quite hoppy and bitter. Has a clearly noticeable alcohol flavor, like somebody dropped a shot of vodka in a glass of chocolate milk. I didn’t like it much, but the aroma and appearance got it into an ok score for me.
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark. Coffee and chocolate aromas. Dark chocolate with a bitter finish, balanced taste. The price tag makes it a really solid Imperial Stout.
Tenval (41) - FRANCE - JUN 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I definitely felt the chocolate in here ! Quite the amazing stout. Dark and black as it is supposed to be. Tasty as hell. Strong as required. Chocolate and coffee aromas and flavours. Very malty ! I don’t mind the lack of foam but the lack of yeast deposits was a very negative point to me ! I can’t imagine a top class beer without yeast at the bottom.
TheKernOwl (165) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose has chocolate muffins, a slight spice (aniseed? Liquorice?), some toffee-ish dried dates, and faint ground filter coffee – and, promisingly, alcoholic richness. Also a little of Cadbury’s ‘fruit and nut’ chocolate bar about it, and a very small smoky whisky note. Taste has got a lot of sweet malt, and finish is a sweet choc milkshake affair, with boozy burn behind it. Puts me in mind of somewhere between Harviestoun’s “Old Engine Oil”, and Harviestoun’s “Ola Dubh” beers; maybe if I’d cellared for more than six months it might be closer to the latter than the former. I liked it quite a bit..
rusos (540) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with beige head. Rich aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, toffee. Alcohol. Complex taste, roasted, malt and caramel sweetness. Nuts, chocolate, toffee. Alcohol. Very complex and very good beer.
babilon25 (8) - - MAY 31, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Una stout genial. Cos gust a xocolata una cervesa que m’ha sorprès gratament repetire
crazy_cat_lady (354) - - MAY 29, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from the LCBO that has been cellared for more than 3 years apparently :). Lovely dark chocolate aroma, hints of coffee and a touch of anise. Smells very rich. Dark chocolate flavour with some good smooth espresso and a hint of leather and anise. Lovely smoothness to this.
moderrnlifeiswar (26) - Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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BazScott (69) - - MAY 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wasn’t sure I liked it after the first taste. But the more you drink, the more the dark chocolate flavour comes through. This is one of the better chocolate stouts. 10% Vol.