auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Bottle, purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits - Somerville, MA. Nice minty fresh hop and big malt bomb aroma. Complex. Hop fades from the flavor palate and reveals a lush, electric and strong malt and alcohol body. For 12% this is very smooth, but piquant and lively. Clean and popping. I have to admit, I like this better than the #9971 batch of Bells Expedition I had last night, but that’s not a very good batch of that beer and $12 is a lot to pay for a bomber of this beer.
daniele (7427) - ITALY - APR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle on 1/2012 scura schiuma media non molto persistente cacao amaro caffe un leggero liquoroso poco gassata liquiriza buon amaro
TheCaptMatey (202) - Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a pitch black opaque colour with a cream head that left thin lacing. Aroma is bitter dark chocolate, raisins, and roasted malts with hints of herbal hops and alcohol. Flavor is bitter roasted, chocolate malts with dark fruits. Medium-full bodied with an assertive malt bitterness that is backed by an moderate hop backbone. Prefer the Ohio Unidragon, but a tasty beer nonetheless.
WillRunForBeer (1994) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber shared by Chalumeaux. Thanks TJ! Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is overextracted coffee, pine. Flavor is roast, overextracted coffee bitter, pine.
Chalumeaux (865) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 Poured from bottle dated 1/14/16 dark chocolate color with a cocoa head and nice lacing. Aromas of sweet dark fruit chocolate roasted malt and bitter hops. Taste is as expected roasty malt chocolate dark fruit and lingering hop bitterness and a nice warmth from the alcohol.
DroolYeast (810) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Café Albert. Aroma of chocolate, some sweet alcohol, roasted malt. Black with tan head, mostly lasting. Taste is moderate malt bitter, moderate sweet. Full body, thick texture, avg. carb., sweet burnt malt finish.
commonshawn (921) - Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber with commonmac during the final four. Dark plum black with lucious tan head. Smells boozy, sweet, dark fruit, tartness. Roasty, sweet, chocolate dark fruit. Long lasting complexity. Slightly bitter, drying and tarter mouthfeel than expected. Roasted malt sugar booze dominates. Not as creamy as I would have thought. Take care when riding this dragon.
commonmac (899) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber style purchased at Elevated and consumed during Final Four at the house of commonshawn. Deep black with half finger of tan head. Aroma features chocolate, dark fruits, almost a Mexican style mole, and a little bit of roasty/smoky quality. Taste has traditional characteristics of an imperial stout - chocolate, roasted malts, tart dark fruit/plum - but with plenty of complexity. There is a subtle smokiness involved. You can feel the alcohol warmth. Dark chocolate bitterness in the finish. Long lasting aftertaste. Overall, it’s a little less sweet than I expected but a good sipping beer. Definitely worth sampling when you have the chance.
Bawelt (374) - Lyon, FRANCE - APR 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gros caractère, très bonne, mériterait d’être BA.
Nez très puissant, assez éthylique : une grosse impression de fruits noirs au premier abord avec une dominante mûre et un fond cerise. Un peu de café et de chocolat noir.
Bouche assez puissante en goût mais pas agressive. Attaque assez boisée e pas mal torréfiée. Énorme présence de chocolat assez sucré, de café fort et un fond légèrement bourbon. Longueur très torréfiée.
Pour les amateurs de grosse imp stout caractérielles, qui ont du goût et du coffre. Pluto équilibrée, assez riche mais dans surprise majeure.
Quick3Beers (749) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2016
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a black brown from a bottle. Tasting table sample. Roasty smokey chocolate smell is mostly overshadowed by smoke in the mouth, a little creosote in there. Offputting burnt licorice. Not my bag.
Gentle_Ben (36) - Rutland, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black an oily with a tiny coffee head. The nose is toffee, malt, chocolate and a pleasant hint of hops. To taste this is deliciously complex with an amazing malt bill throwing up coffee, caramel, smoke, vanilla and dark fruits. The hefty alcohol is tempered by a good dosing of hops. Incredibly drinkable and a marvellous imperial stout.