Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Inky black. Long lasting tan foam. Dark chocolate and truffle aroma. Velvety mouth feel. Flavor is alarmingly complex, balanced and intense. Long lasting finish. Profound effort. Has a malt density and mouth feel that reminds me of Danish dark beers. It has an uncommon character when compared to other American craft brewed Imperial Stouts.
KyotoLefty (8492) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Rate Beer Awards Festival Bottle Share. Nose is roasty coffee, chocolate, wood. Thin, dry flavor, café au lait and cocoa. Rather simple Probably not is its best condition.
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of licorice, smoke, mint, wood, booze and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, licorice and chocolate. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Quite rotten, but good.
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Nose is an amazing tar and leather with a hint of smoke. Pitch black with a brown head molasses as it warms. Taste is just as amazing. Just a thick viscous luscious ebony dream. Light smoke, anise, some pepper. Grate
JulienHuxley (5207) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Black pour with thin tan foam. Aroma is fruity, roasty, light oxidization. Taste is roasty, sweet, dried fruits, light alcohol. Palate is med full bodied with good carbonation. Not bad.
umich03jm (3101) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to northernbrews for sharing. Black pour with a small creamy head that fades to a thin ring. Aromas are chocolate syrup, alcohol, tobacco, and light roast. Tastes like raisins and tobacco mostly, some chocolate and caramel sweetness. Noticeable oxidation. Slightly spicy and woody finish. I bet this was better a few years ago.
wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Tasted some time near the fall of 2012 from a capped 750mL bottle, big thanks to zathrus13 for the trade way back in the day. Pours completely thick, oil black with a thin brown head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is roasted with dark chocolate, tons of molasses and cocoa nibs. The flavor is sweet with molasses and a touch of vanilla up front with a ton of super roasted bitterness from coffee and dark chocolate on the back of the palate. The body has that signature Cigar City full, rich creaminess, with light carbonation and a long, super roasted bitter finish.
Enjoyit (3690) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black of color with a small brown head. An aroma of sweets, chocolate, leather, liqurice and bitter. A flavor of liqurice, leather, alcohol, chocolate, bitter and an oily texture.
jcartamdg (2695) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of caramel malt, chocolate, and roast. Taste is roasty, peat, chocolate, bitter. Thick and chewy. So good
jensgam (159) - , DENMARK - DEC 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Backlog. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, dried fruit, sherry, wood, and coffee. Flavour is roasted malt with lots of chocolate, coffee with a little smoke in the aftertaste. Very nice.
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Has a great amount of alcohol and some sweetness to it. You can taste the cedar and the caramel. The hops is noticeable but not taking over. 110k is delicious!