ladyhops (43) - - NOV 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malty and sweet, gorgeous pour on tap at one of my favorite bars in Mpls. Very definite chocolate presence here at the forefront of the flavor. Pleasant on the tongue and interesting. My friends all agreed at the table: this was the best stout they’ve had. I’m not sure if it’s my fav. but if I want a choco-tastic, creamy beer I’ll go this route.
VsXsV (2548) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at VilleValla Pub. Opaque black liquid with a medium deep tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, chocolate, licorice, light smoke, cinnamon and smoked chilli. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of chocolate, dried fruit and light smoked chilli. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Really nice.
PapiJoeD (1) - - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich taste without excess bitterness. First choice so far. Matt Scarborough brought this on New Years day.
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sailracer (419) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours a deep chocolate color with a smallish head. Very smooth taste up front with strong chocolate malt flavors. Not overly sweet yet it hides the alcohol content well. Smooth and easy to drink. Excellent overall.
puboflyons (2262) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 09/17/2014. It pours dark brown to just about an opaque black. Small tan head that fades eventually. Rich chocolate malt aromas on the nose along with Chile peppers. Medium to full body. The taste starts out sweet and chocolate-like but it does not take long for the bitter bite and spicy peppers to kick in and linger at the finale. No booze at all for 9%.
ccex (982) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle pours an opaque dark brown/black with thin but lingering mocha head that leaves good lacing. Aroma has chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts. Taste is on the sweet side with peppers and a hint of bitterness in the finish. Body is full with slight carbonation and a sticky, creamy mouthfeel. This one gets even better as it warms up. Not your typical Imperial Stout, but a very enjoyable one.
chucklemation (594) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is heavy on chocolate with some roast. Flavor is sweet chocolate and roast, a little bitter. Has a dry finish with an almost gritty feel. Excellent.
AgentAle (830) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is chocolate, toffee, dark sugar, rich malts and pale bitterness. Taste is roasty malts, caramel and toffee like the aromas. Finishes with a pale bitterness that doesn’t stick around. Appearance is black with thin beige head that retains fairly well.
cmacklin (317) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl. oz. bottle. Pours an opaque, black with a short lived, dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate and a hint of vanilla with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Quite nice.
gripweed57 (793) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Barely translucent brown color. Small foamy tan head. Roasted malt nose has a touch of cocoa. Flavor is rich and chewy, like a fudge brownie. Notes of cocoa, cinnamon and vanilla bean. Slightly resiny hops in finish. Complex and spicy, though no notes of chili peppers to speak of.
Iznogud (999) - CROATIA - JAN 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brewdog Sheffield. Pours dark brown with tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, bit of coffee, spices. Dry and bitter finish.