scampycampy (39) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is mild due to itís viscosity. Pours dark and thick with little carbonation. Drinks think and tasty with chocalate, toffee, molasses flavors with full body with long espresso finish. This beer is a chewy, tasty meal of a beer. bring yer knife and fork. I recommend having some chocolate if yer lookin for a munchy to go with this. yummmmmy
Ready4Aheady (38) - New York, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank a bottle on Christmas eve--- One of the best stouts ive ever had, creamy and rich--- delicious...
JoeLimpert (33) - - AUG 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark like motor oil with a very slight dark brown head. There is not a noticeable aroma however this beer has a strong presence of dark chocolate and roasted espresso.
lapalou (24) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The base for Hunaphu, is itself a fantastic beer. Dark thick pour, notes of chocolate and slight expresso. Really smooth and drinkable at this abv. The 2014 version is excellent although the bottles went from bombers to 22s. Interested to let this one sit for a few months.
BernieLomax (19) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This an epic beer and not recommended for the faint of heart. The ABV alone should ward of the casual on looker, but if not, prepare for war. Bernie is on record stating that this is the best Imperial Stout that I have ever had and until proven otherwise it will remain at the top. The beer pours as black as oil and has a minimal amber colored head, but the crazy part is that as you prepare for the first sip all of your preconceived notions are erased and you find yourself with an Imperial Stout that is light bodied, robust, surprisingly easy and inviting to drink. The dark body of the stout never catches up to the overall intriguing and pleasant taste of the beer. Must have when found and a new age collection beer. One bomber is great, 2 bombers good luck!
AGknights44 (19) - - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Draft CCB brewpub. Dark brown head with decent retention, no lacing. Dark fruit, chocolate, espresso flavor. Aroma was weak in potency, difficult to get anything. Very slight alcohol warming. Opaque black in color. Medium Low carbonation. Prevalent bitterness well balanced with sweetness. Lack of aroma is only imperfection.
kdmcguire10 (18) - Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 Bottle poured into a CBS Snifter.
Black as night. It gulped like motor oil out of the bottle. Almost no head on the pour but what was there was a dark chocolate color.
Aroma is chocolate espresso with a splash of molasses to sweeten the nose.
The taste, oh my the taste. Dark chocolate covered raisins, toffee, and a punch of espresso on the finish. Itís sweet, dare I say almost like a milkstout. So incredibly drinkable for a 11% beer. You taste absolutely none of the alcohol.
Silky mouthfeel. Not as thick as I expected from the pour.
Overall, absolutely one of the best beers Iíve ever had and definitely on the podium for RIS. Iíd like to try to compare an aged version such as this to a fresher version.
Dexter1 (18) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly thick and syrupy. Chocolate, toffee and molasses. A bit of a metallic aftertaste. Got it on draft at cigar city tasting room!
RoyB (17) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cant say that this is one of my favs. Its taste and mouthfeel arent special, maybe even a bit less than id expect of a famous stout. The aroma is very nice and complex however, and this comes back in the palate. Too bad the taste is so overwhelmingly sweet and burnt bitter in a way I don't like.
Indecipherable (14) - - JUN 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge, bold flavoured beer....lots of chocolate and malts, very dark pour with a bronze head. Super full body, yet creaming and slightly boozy, but the amazing flavour makes it for a superb drink, one of the better beers Iíve had - Thanks heaps Bytemesis