nsquishee (628) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, woody, toasty, and caramel. Very smooth and syrupy with a well hidden ABV. Better flavor and smoother, more syrupy palate than Blaecorn Unidragon.
oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell is not that smokey for a smoke beer. Smells more roasty and chocolately. Mouthfeel is very good, very velvity. I wish that the blaecorn unicorn had this type of mouthfeel. Alcohol burn not that present. Really balanced, also not as bitter as Blaecorn unicorn. I prefer Vampire Slayer. Would buy again.
keanex (1606) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014 No bottling information.
Appearance: This pours dark and appears black through the body. The head is thin and settles into a sparse tan coating with a bubbly ring.
Aroma: The aroma leans a bit sweet with chocolate, some dark cherry or raspberry notes, and hints of smoked meats. This is rather nice.
Taste: The flavor is very forward, especially in comparison to the slightly shy aroma. The intro is dominated by strong syrupy chocolate that only gets stronger through the mid-taste where it is greeted by a light smoke flavor that hints at meats. The finish gets a touch dry and bitter of dark chocolate and smoke, with the smoke lingering for a bit after the sip.
Palate: Thick with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is a really solid imperial stout. I like the complexity to it as well as the balance of this. The chocolate flavors are dominate, but the smoke balances it nicely. This is a good beer!
Ratings: Ap: 4, Ar: 7, Ta: 8, Pa: 5, Ov: 15
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Pitch black body even from the tap stream. The head is deep brown with good viscosity.
Aroma: The aroma hints at smoke with black cherry and chocolate aromas. Good strength and nicely balanced.
Taste: Big black cherry flavors along with a bold chocolate sweetness, near a syrup. The roastiness and smokiness is mild but accents the flavor nicely. The smoke is most prevalent on the back end. Really enjoyable.
Palate: Thick with mild carbonation.
Overall: My rating scores are damn near consistent with each other. This is a great imperial stout that has accents that really make it pop. Well done.
radarsock (1106) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 mL bottle purchased from Learyís for $8.50 earlier today. To snifter it pours a dark-dark brown with a trim khaki head one fingernail in length. Aromas of booze straightaway, followed by sorghum molasses, peanut brittle, sandpaper, burnt toast, cinnamon, and ale yeast. Tastes basically the same. Starts off with notes of charcoal, seaweed, and milk chocolate. From there, it kinda goes off in a very strange direction... very earthy: notes of sweat, soil, tea leaves, and hops. Dutched chocolate, refined sugar and ash by swallow. Good, but I wonít be buying this again.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.65l bottle bought by my kind girlfriend at Kihoskh as a surprise. This has a thick fat oily black pour and on top of that there is a nice small dark chocolate head that eventually sticks to the sides of the glass. The nose on this is really packed with lovely aromas. Thick dark and roasted with a strong sweetness, barreled dark Belgian chocolate, vanilla, half baked brownies and a subtle really suiting smoked touch. Really nice and fully packed with aroma. It has a nice small prickling carbonation level in a thick oily, yet light and almost cloudy mouthfeel. Loads of flavor also: The smoke is more present in the taste than the aroma, and I get loads of strong espresso coffee mixed with dark Belgian strong chocolate, dark honey, malty sweet biscuits and chocolate icecream. Itís kinda sweet perhaps, a bit more than I fancy in a beer I want to drink loads of, but itís not to cloying. The aftertaste is the same as if you have rushed twelve dark chocolate bars with a warming sensation down the throat. A fine fine sipper indeed! Thanks Ina! 21.01.2013
Beaver (1413) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a small tan head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.
The aroma is roasted chocolate malts, some honey and a little cardboard.
The flavor is sweet chocolate malt with a lot of roast (bitter with some coffee) and a little vinous alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, a decent imperial stout.
Bule (1090) - California, USA - APR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours a very dark brown with not much head. Lot of hops and burnt malt flavors. A bit of sweetness to balance.
Brouwerij (956) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a half finger of fine brown head, some thin lacing. Aroma is dark malt, roasted, burnt malt, dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, dark malt with a mildly smoky, chocolaty finish, pretty sweet throughout. Roasted, bitter chocolate, smoky aftertaste that lingers. Wish it were heavier on the smoked malt. Alcohol is well masked. Moderate carbonation, medium body and a smooth finish. Rich, strong, but sweet and approachable. Subtle smokiness adds a little complexity, though it could be significantly smokier.
Ratman197 (10732) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber bottled on 2/2012 poured aclear dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, light mocha and a hint of graininess. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, milk chocolate and light coffee with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2013 brown, frothy tan head. chocolate, roast, lots of smoke, raisin, alcohol. very sweet, medium bitterness, salty. full body, creamy. a bit fatiguing to drink.