Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours with a classic deep dark body that supports a full chocolate mocha head of foam. The aroma offers up plenty of chocolate goodness rolling into sweet malts, dark roasted malts, earthy soft smokiness and a sliver of molasses. The taste is smooth and near silky as sweetened chocolate, sweetened dark roasted malts and earthiness unload across the palate. The earthiness grows to a modest level to midway amid pleasing chocolate notes. Toward the finish a soft mild smokiness comes to the surface to at just another tasty facet to this great sipper.
jake65 (2957) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Boise imperial stout tasting. Deep chestnut brown with a modest beige cap. The nose is instant cedar chest; rich and potent. Not much else comes through, but at least it’s fresh. Reminds me of a humidor (duh). So much cedar in the taste it pretty well overpowered anything else. Some hints of smoke and chocolate malt, but huge cedar soon takes over.
Prufrockstar (1578) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Andrew - thanks! Thick viscous black pour. Meat, soy, chocolate, roast, smoke. Meat drippings the way CIB wish they could incorporate. Somewhat sweet, roasty chocolate smoky finish. Viscous texture. I’m into this.
tcon25 (309) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour thanks Andrew. Black pour. Smoked wood aroma. Tone of flavors in this beer.
luttonm (3414) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml. Many thanks guys for sharing this. Deep oily black. Sweet spice, peppery, some deep meaty smoke. Cedar dark wood, medium dark body. Tobasco and soy. Sharp, tannic fruit. Lovely and interesting.
andrewje41 (1577) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle split at a tasting. Pours a thick super black with a fading oily brown head. This tastes like Kansas City. Super smoked barbecue smoked flavor. Delicious super thick body stout. Some tobacco notes to it, with some spice. Finishes really woody, with some more smoke. I don’t think I’ve ever had a beer quite like this. Incredible.
hopscotch (10200) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft... Pours new moon-black with a large, creamy, dark beige head. Fantastic retention. There is so very much going on in the aroma – it’s burnt, carbonic, loaded with espresso and dark chocolate, and a suggestion of coal smoke. Full-bodied and silky with soft carbonation. The flavor is a bold, in-your-face collection of blackstrap malt, pouch tobacco and coal smoke. Finishes bittersweet and robust.
Travlr (16810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of huge cedar herbs, burnt toast. Taste is mixed herbal and smoky caramel. Interesting.
djd07 (6461) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma is strong peat, wood, chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with strong smoke, peat, wood, dark chocolate, light dryness. Very good.
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cool brew. Cedar blends with smoke blends with heavy roast and notes of chocolate, coffee, and light anise. pretty smooth and a bunch going on in there.