jsquire (3308) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with a small brown head that shank to a lasting ring. Lots of coffee with some roast grains in the nose. This beer has flavors of molasses and dark brown sugar, roasted grains, milk chocolate, sweetened coffee and some green leafy hops. The finish has a nice warm coffee bean bitterness. There is a think oily mouthfeel. This is a very nice sipping beer.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. bottle shared by dudeabide- thanks again, Nate! Pours a deep amber-brown with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, tobacco leaves, leather, earth, nuts, and some toasted sugar. Flavor is the same. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Decent imperial stout with mellow coffee character.
b3shine (4203) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz bottle to snifter (shared by dudeabide). Looks good; cola with thin beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Tastes like it smells with a roasty mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
MrFecesious (734) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share. Dark brown. Awesome milk chocolate aroma. Dark fruit too. Taste is similar but toasted. Not too dry. Pretty great.
DrSilverworm (4734) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint bottle, shared. Labeled 8.5%, 50 IBU. Probably around 50F or warmer, served less than chilled. Most likely the most recent release. Nice very dark black color. Thin light brown head. Good spread of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, light carbonation. Good chewy texture. Anthony described it as "chalky", but I don’t really see that. Just a nice chewy viscosity (light syrupy) that I think is appropriate for this style and ABV. Nose isn’t that impressive, but I like the flavor. Big, satisfying amount of bitter roasty coffee, for me. Good oats, and brown sugar in the finish. Great roasty bitter strong coffee aftertaste. Hearty stout that would be great with breakfast. Hint of soy, sure. I seemed to enjoy it significantly more than the other 3 who sampled the bottle. Hate it or love it, I guess. I can understand where they’re coming from, seems like there might be a flaw here, but I enjoyed this still quite a bit. Love that big coffee and thick black appearance and texture.
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Color: Dark Roast / Coffee. Aroma: Strong expresso. Flavor: Sweet roasted malt flavor. Definitive coffee palate with a lovely sweet finish.
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great imperial stout. Awesome chocolate, coffee, cherry aroma. Full, silly mouthfeel.
jkwood04 (3244) - Connecticut, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 pint bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, light coffee, dough, and a light bitterness. Flavor the same with a weird finish and weird off notes. Average to smooth texture. Not the best beer of the style.
Bule (522) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml Bottle purchased from Beercraft. Pours a very dark black with not much head. Strong coffee taste but still pretty mild overall.
beerbastard (630) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour from bottle. Well blended chocolates, coffee, some licorice in the background for the nose. Bitter sweet chocolate flavors followed by roasted coffees and some ashey dry licorice. Flavors combine well, nothing is overpowering. Backed up by a good balance of hops. Enjoyable palate. Dry and clean finish.