joshuahfl (47) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to bhensonb for sharing this. Pours pitch black. Roasty, smoky aroma with some chocolate and coffee Big dark chocolate flavor that finishes with roasted malt. Very smooth and delicious.
Palidor19 (2742) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
really solid beer. great aroma with flavor of coffee and dark chocolate. if though with the high alcohol content, the alcohol is hidden very well. medium palate and the taste exuberant all around.
nick76 (4086) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is dark and toasted with molasses, coffee, and chocolate. The appearance is super dark brown with a tan head. The flavor is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is thick. Overall itís a good beer but pretty standard for the style.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft and bottle from caponeís. Blackish pour with an oh-so inviting aroma of dark chocolate, roast, and a bit off coffee and hops. Flavor is very roasty and hop dominant for an IS, but damn tasty. Solid feel and finish. Thank god we can get this stuff in PA!
PorterPounder (4631) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Liquor Loft - 750 ml bottle. Pours a luxurious ink black with some dark purple tints as it pours into the glass. Head is dark brown and eventually fades - nice thickness to it with some bubbles popping. Strong aroma with some vanilla notes, cognac, marshmallows and licorice. Flavor, which improves as it warms, is elegant and warming. Coffee permeates the palate with some vanilla notes, cognac like liqueur flavor, some licorice and a bit of chocolate. Coats the mouth and leaves you thirsting for more, yet full and satisfied. Mouthfeel is thick and rich . Nice one to ride a Tropical Storm out on.
dchmela (2416) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
7750ml bottle from the brewery. Inky black pour with a thick dark tan head. Rolling it in the glass leaves a dark yellow film. Thick roasted grain, chocolate, tar, soy sauce, tobacco and spicy hops aroma. Thick oily body with lots of chocolate, roasted grain and a big hop bitterness. Big thick and complex, wonderful.
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Capones. Finished off Adrian the zorkís glass. Pours a clear black colour with a tan head. Flavourful aroma of espresso, malts, chocolate and nuts. Taste is of bitter chocolate, smoky espresso, sweet notes of molasses, dark fruits, and a nutty flavor. Very palatable with soft carbonation.
masonjer (608) - Holt, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Kan for sharing this. Poured black with a dark tan head. Aroma was ash, smoke and bitter chocolate. Taste was the same, some smoke in the middle with chocolate and coffe, and a very dry finish. Quite dry overall with earthy hops and bitterness throughout.
marcus (5098) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. This dark brown ale poured with a thin tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a very rich dark chocolate and burnt malt flavor, reflecting a typical but really good imperial stout.
bhensonb (9092) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Above and beyond. Pours black with a really dark tan head. Aroma is celery. Go figure. More than full bodied. Mild carbonation. Flavor is very dark burnt malt, coffee, light chocolate. Finishes less than dry, but very, very delicious. Smooth.