unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Bottled on 02/2012. Very dark, black pour. Milk Chocolate brown head of foam. Aroma of charred barley malts, some cacao, licorice, lots of mocha. Tastes of burnt sugar, alcohol, espresso, chocolate, mocha, dark fruit sugars, chocolate covered raisins (liquified). Bitterness has the flavor of a burnt character. So, this is what a burnt\slayed vampire tastes like? Holy.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a khaki/tan head. Nose is strong chocolate with a fair amount of roasted malt, some smoke, and ash. Coffee, roasted malt, and a bit of licorice. Mildly bitter on the palate. Coffee, roasted malt, ash, and some smoke. Tons of chocolate, hints of dark fruit, licorice, and a slight savory character.
kgrew99 (7) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 3/12 - Looks like a stout. Big sweet fruit and chocolatey nose. Smooth palate. Very sweet chocolate flavor. Finishes nice and clean.
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camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black with tan head. Great mouth feel with smoky chocolate notes. Has a little bit of an alcohol burn. Very well done. So far so good from this brewery.
VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black as black gets, nice khaki head. Faint aroma for such a complex brew, a little coffee, chocolate, typical stout notes. Moderately spicy taste, but also smooth and chocolatey. Lingering aftertaste I can’t quite put my finger on, something from the spice cabinet. Reminds me of other spicy, top-shelf imperial stouts like Bitches Brew and Ten Fidy, but a little less intense in every category.
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with an almost brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and molasses aroma with smoke, roasted malt, and chocolate flavor. Viscous body. Very nice.
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend at the 5th Annual Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 1/26/13. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Malty and chocolatey aroma with roasted malt and slight smoke. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a roasty finish and a slightly smoky aftertaste.
Blairgus (4123) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8 mar 2012, bottle. Dark brown. Nose is dark chocolate and dark roasted grain. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Sweet, oatmeal, toasted grain. Bitter chocolate finish. Pretty good.
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AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Cardinal in Niles. Pours cola black with a brown head leaving nice lacing. Aroma has bakers chocolate, and some more chocolate, with some molasses. Taste is of bittersweet chocolate, expresso, caramel and some roast with a nice oatmeal presence to mellow things out. Thick and chewy. Finishes more bitter than sweet, with a lot of body and depth. Nice stout!
Patrickctenchi (6037) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Motor oil black with a short, dark tan head.
Coffee/chocolate aroma..dark fruit, molasses.
Flavour is deep chocolate/ malt...a little licorice.
Very rich, very tasty.