HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oct 25, 2012 edition Bottle to Stone IRS tulip. I actually said "wow" as I poured this. Itís much thicker than I thought with a consistency reminiscent of used motor oil. Not much head and no visible carbonation with a swirl, the liquid briefly stains the glass similarly (but not as heavily) as Marshal Z. Big coffee and potting soil aroma. Again, wow. Very flavorful. Strong brewed coffee, dark chocolate syrup, and bourbon vanilla extract. Pretty clean finish except for a little lingering coffee bitterness, vanilla essence, and a touch of oxidation.
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Enjoyed this baby at a line share at Witchís Hat on St. Pattyís Day. Uncle Rudi poured this 750 mL bottle, and Iíll thank him for it, even if he is a gigantic douche. The pour is jet black and looks like motor oil. There is a nice dark tan head that works its way down to a thicker collar. There is no lace left on the glass, but this one does discolor when you swirl it around. The aroma is pretty good. There is a light coffee to it, a strong lactose, and a nice combination of chocolate and vanilla that make it lovely. There is a hint of woodiness to it, which was a little unexpected. The lactose really dominates the nose, which Iím not too fond of. The flavors are a little better, but the sweetness drowns it out. There is a strong coffee and chocolate on this one. There is a light roast present, and a great vanilla on the way back. Itís not too bad, but I just have a hard time with such a dominating lactose. The mouth feel is thick and chewy with a nice soft carbonation and a lingeringly coffee vanilla aftertaste. Itís really excellent. This one is one Iíve been after for a little while, so Iím glad I got to try it!
ebone1988 (1425) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20, Gus, and others. Aroma is fresh coffee, lactose, fresh pepper, chocolate, fuck. Appearance is black, thick, brown head. Taste is coffee, chocolate, lactose, roasted malt, my god. Mouthfeel is heavy, soft carbonation, coffee aftertaste. Overall, Cigar City, can you do no wrong?
RLiddell (112) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share of a 2013 bottle. Pours black with light tan head that lingers. Nose is toasty, dark chocolate, fig, anise. Taste follows. Amazing!
djd07 (10522) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle during Black Sunday. Pours a black with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, ash, char. Thick mouth, chewy chocolate, coffee, burnt wood, maple, nice vanilla, really enjoyed this one.
bytemesis (6962) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with thanks to Homer! I really hope I havenít sat on this one too long. Pours dark black, large creamy dark brown head, lingers for quite a while leaving thick sticky residual and lacing. Aroma is roasty malts, lactose sugars, coffee. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, lots of coffee, a touch of vanilla, some chocolate. No maple to be found. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, lingering bitterness into the far finish.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours an opaque black with a resilient brown head. Aroma is roast, ash, chocolate, maple. Flavor is chocolate, maple, ash, lactic. Finish is maple, wood, oldish, roast. Lingering...maple! Full body, soft mouthfeel, weak carbonation.
BiiruBierBeer (964) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Coffee ground smell. Full bodied with low carbonation. Coffee roasty dark chocolate taste.
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks Trevor: Served in a Duvel glass:
Dark almost (pitch) black pour which leaves a pitch black beer in the glass with a medium sized brown foamy head. Looks good!
Aroma has loads earthy coffee roast tones with some cacoa, chalk, coal, wood roast. Quite a complex aroma. Very nice.
Flavour is good coffee roast with some dark chocolate, bitters, earthy tones, some malt roast, coal, wood roast and a hint of something like light vanilla.
Aftertaste is roast, coffee, nuts, malt roast, some light earthy tones and coal.
Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, more towards a full body and a light creamy light watery texture.
Very nice beer!
Martinus (4538) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of coffee, loads of coffee. Smoke, roasted malts, vanilla, charcoal. Bitter flavour, hops, coffee and smoke. Bitter coffee finish, cacao. Nice!
(from 75cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent. Shared by Sebletitje. Thanks!!)
knickskicks (1151) - - APR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour, tan head. Nose is coffee, maple syrup, cocoa. Taste is copious chocolate syrup and maple syrup, very sweet, coffee, some vanilla. Creamy full mouthfeel.