lownote (512) - Austin, Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty and a little bread aroma. Light tan head that fades immediately with a very black body. Thin bodied but still very sweet. Lots of cocoa flavor in there delicious. Sweet tasting but not even a hint of cloyingness. Very good.
ABUSEDGOAT (2564) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, tan head, good lace/retention. Aroma is chocolate, roast, darker fruit, grapefruit. Medium to full body, pretty straightforward flavors and well made - but not all that exciting either.
BVery (9482) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Cask Republic. Dark dense pour with a smallish head. Rich aroma of roast / char and mild anise. Taste seems a little under flavored initially, but then a rich char note emerges. Not sweet. Full palate.
ineedbeer (1764) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 375 ml bottle, 2015 vintage.
Aroma is fairly chocolate forward and rich with some light roast notes. Medium dark fruit notes with plum, prune, cherry and raisin. Some light alcohol notes with some bourbon and lighter oak notes.
Pours black with some dark brown hues on the edges and a large, thick, dark mocha head that slowly collapses into itself. Moderately high to high lacing and moderate length legs.
Flavor is rich and somewhat sweet with some moderate chocolate notes and medium light roast character. Moderate dark fruit notes similar to in the aroma. Some moderate bitterness with light floral and grassy hop notes. Light bourbon and oak notes with hints of alcohol spice. Some lingering chocolate and dark fruit in the finish with a hint of acidity.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium high carbonation. Low, but present astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a nice beer but not amazing. Too much dark fruit, a bit too astringent and bitter. Light acidic twang.
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - APR 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle courtesy of Maria and Vasilis. Thanks guys! Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, licorice, chocolate, milk chocolate, hazelnuts, dark fruits, some spicy notes. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky creamy body with soft carbonation.
rodenbach99 (4164) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Style et résumé: Imperial stout ordinaire.
Comment: EBF 2016.
Portrait: Une robe brune très foncée presque noire. Un nez de chocolat, de fruits rouges et noirs, de malts rôtis. La bouche est aussi aux saveurs de chocolat, de cendre et malts rôtis. Ordinaire.
mcox90 (1886) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz. sample at Brew Woo ’16. Pours black as night with a brown foamy head. Heavy roasted malt aroma with a hint of expresso. Rich chocolate malt and coffee on the taste with some earthy hops detected when you let it linger in your mouth. Full bodied and intense. Nice!
AirForceHops (6066) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Bottle thanks to Matt B! 2015 vintage. Pitch black in color, big lasting tan head. Aroma consists of strong roasted malt, dry coffee notes, and mild anise notes also showing.
The flavor shows the big roasted malt backbone. Secondary flavors of coffee, chocolate, and subtle amounts of char. Thankfully I don’t taste any anise. The body is fuller a dry roasted / char texture. The booze is totally hidden. For a non-barrel aged stout with no adjuncts, this is really solid!
sinfull (1401) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blac color . Beautiful , beige head . Aroma of roasted malt , dark fruits , coffee , anis. Roasted bitterness well balanced by sweetness. Smooth finish. Very enjoyable.
jb (2898) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally came across this monster. Wonderful appearance, especially the thick starting head which was some sort of dark tan with glowing red/orange highlights. And then some lace leaves its mark. Nose and taste are fairly typical, dark roast, tootsy roll, anise. Not a lot of complexity but very drinkable.