Beernoka (6) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure if I was expecting more or not, but this beer seemed to be off the mark for me. On tap at The Devils Advocate. (From past notes). Although I knew it was a higher abv, there was some sharpness from what I perceived as alcohol bite that I was surprised to find. The was a cloying sweetness as well that distracted from the flavor.
I liked what was being layered here flavor wise, perhaps the beer just needed to age some? Always appreciate a different approach to styles, especially in the RIS or similar group. I will have to try again, perhaps laying a bottle down for a while.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Small tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is medium sweet, ash/smoke, some dark chocolate, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, dark chocolate, ash, some chocolate syrup, earthy. Sticky medium-full body.
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Hophead, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of coffee, liqourice and yeast. Flavour with roastsxand some fruit.
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer, reminds me more of a milk stout than an imperial stout. I could drink this alot, in fact iíll try to. Itís a very very drinkable stout, you donít taste the 10% at all and the milky silky mouthfeel makes it that much more enjoyable. Finishes with a dark chocolate after taste, wow thank you CS!
suurjuust (960) - ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, almost black, small tan head. Nose is licorice, milk chocolate, coffee in the background and lots of sweet roasted bready malt. Taste has a lot of sweet roasted malt, burned sugar, dark fruit, espresso, dried fruit, roasty finish with a pleasantly mild alcohol burn. Smooth carbonation, oily, syrupy mouthfeel. Big flavours, big beer.
Beerenberger (1364) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
There is a strong aroma of sweet roasted malts with a hint of chocolate and smoke. An opaque black pour with a nice but mostly diminishing tan head and loads of lacing. The taste has an overall light sweetness to it. This beer is a flavor bombÖ very complex. Roasted malts, alcohol, chocolate, burnt bitterness, smoke, and a hint of dark fruit in the finish. The roasty bitterness continues in the aftertaste. Medium-full body with average carbonation. Overall, this brew is a FLAVOR BOMB! Excellant job Clown Shoes!
Getbetter (794) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
From a bottle and is dark brown in color.A brown head and is frothy.Above average c02 and syrup texture.
hoppy2beerhere (12) - Apollo Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the mouthfeel is a little thin for an imperial stout, but the flavor is complex with smoke, caramel,a subtle hop bitterness, and roasty malt. It is satisfying overall. There is a nice smoke aroma, along with a slight hint of spruce which is appealing and giving off a light tar scent, but not in a bad way. I like this beer.
rocbyter (1886) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mildly sweet strong dark malt aroma. Black color with a small brown head. Moderate sweet beginning with a mild bitter finish.
akoeninger (396) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is immensely roasted and sweet malt. Taste is molasses, dark bitter chocolate, with underlying earthy smoke that mixes with a bit of alcohol for a great finish. Some hop presence and bite as well. Medium to full body. As u drink it, the subtle falvours really add up and it gets complex with smoke, alcohol, and syrup. Stand out beer.