craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black pour with an absolutely absurd head; the darkest brown head Iíve ever seen. The head is darker than most beers. Aroma is not at all what I expected. Interesting notes of lactose, specifically an unorthodox creaminess, herbal and resinous hoppiness, baking chocolate, and a touch of roast. Flavor shifts perceptibly from the nose; roast is much more pronounced in both the start and the finish. The middle maintains great lactic notes, bitter chocolate, and a touch of dark fruit sweetness. Complex, and fantastic. The palate is massive and thick. Really damn good impy.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The blackest pour Iíve ever seen with the darkest brown head Iíve ever seen. Utterly gorgeous- the best pour Iíve ever seen. The aroma hits first with a dominant lactic sugar quality- quickly backed up by some herbal resinous hop notes, baking chocolate, cocoa nib, and hints of roast. The flavor demonstrates tons more lactic sugars- delicious cream and epic roast and dark fruit. Chalky bitter chocolate dry out the mouth in a wondrous way. The palate is epically thick and silky. An excellent example of the style.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Garry. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, chocolate, slight coffee. The flavor is sweet with chocolate leading the way. It is a bit boozy and has a heavy mouthfeel. It is a fine Imperial Stout though - serious beer in a large bottle.
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is a bit boozy, not as roasty and chocolatey as I thought it would be, but still there with fruity tones. The rich dark chocolate appearance has a beautiful bright cinnamon head, almost as special as the Hunahpu.. the flavor is smooth and silky with light notes of fruit and fig. It is rich and delicious.
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2011 Was lucky enough to try this the day after the Hunahpu release.
Poured into a snifter a deep black/brown with a slight tan head.
Aroma is of subtle dark malt sweetness, dark fruit, and chocolate/coffee.
The taste starts with a slight coffee bitterness and sweet dark chocolate and smoothes out very nicely.
The mouthfeel is medium/heavy
Very smooth and drinkable!
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours black color with a tan head, consistency of sludge. Big chocolate and coffee flavors, awesome stout.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft: Poured a dark black color with a thin head. The aroma was bitter dark chocolate and espresso. The flavor was burnt chocolate and dirt. The consistency of the brew was thick and oily. This was an OK beer beer hard to drink a lot of.
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle, 2009 vintage, courtesy of ericandersnavy). Poured black w/ a mocha creamy head w/ a cherry tint. Aroma was of dark roast, spice, and cherry. Taste was of coffee, pecans, hint of chocolate with a bitter after taste. Good beer.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to savvy1982 for the share. Tasted side by side by side with Sexual chocolate and Hunahpu. Pours absolute black with a nice brown head that laces beautifully. The aroma is hoppy, and chocolaty with hints of berries, and some yeast. The flavor is very bitter and extremely complex. Plums, chocolate, vanilla, cherries, and biscuit. Great stout.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thanks to SpencerDB. Pours black, with a medium brown head, awesome lacing. Nose is extremely big, with notes of fresh-roast coffee beans, licorice, dark fruit; Flavor is big and powerful, with some brandyish alcohol lurking in there, more licorice, vanilla, coffee, gets really boozy tasting as it approaches room temperature. Great, but keep it cool man.