jrob21 (2350) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Subtle but lacks some of the complexity of the kings of this style. Aroma is a unique woody and a touch of roasted coffee. Flavor is a little port wine, red fruit, and vanilla. The finish has a touch of smoke and chocolate. Finishes with a bittersweet chocolate aspect. Smooth texture and full bodied. You are left with a sweetness that lasts for a while. Very drinkable.
puboflyons (1873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is black with a long lasting soft tan head. Lovely to look at. Aroma of dark roasted malts, dark overripe fruit, thin smoke, but subtle hops. The body is medium to full. The taste is highly pleasant with its dark, sweet malt character and low bitterness at the end. This is one of those stouts that knows how it is done.
Chalsk (1017) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cloverleaf. Pours a dark brown color with caramel colored head. Aroma of slight smoke, chocolate, and brown sugar. A chocolaty stout with the perfect smoke flavor. Most smoke (as opposed to roast) beers taste like liquid smoke. This has the perfect delicate smokiness which I have not come across before. Really enjoyed this brew.
jrodooo5 (802) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting & pretty unique imperial stout. It has a deep dark pour w/ a big mocha head that leaves good lacing. The Aroma is roasty w/ just a hint of chocolate. The taste is quite burnt w/ some roastiness & another hint of chocolate. There’s a lot of flavor going on but the body is a hair thin to carry them all through. However, this is still tasty & a fine effort!
kaser (2093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at home while my wife was beating me at darts, she sure is wonderful! The beer was pretty tasty too, it was chocolatey & tasty. I liked it in my mouth.
ryecatcher (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a deep, brownish-black, opaque with a medium espresso-ish color head, decent retention and lacing. Nose is milk chocolate, earth tones, roasty, malt, smoke. Mouth is medium-full bodied, oily, coffee, cocoa, smoke, some soot (burnt wood?). Decent.
Concealer (644) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vampire Slayer bomber. Clear dark brown with a ruby tinge, small tan head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, raisins, roasted malt, light vanilla, and coffee. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits, light vanilla and coffee. Medium bodied, smooth.
dbeatdano (28) - - MAR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle Vampire Slayer 2013:
Pour - pitch black with thin tan head.
Aroma - can smell this beer from 2 feet away. Smoke, chocolate, burnt toast, booze, and brown sugar.
Taste - bitter, burnt, smoky malt with nice bitter sweetness and boozy taste.
Palate - oily, slick mouthfeel with a bittersweet finish and fizzy carbonation. Medium-full body.
Good beer. Not a huge fan, but I have one cellared for another time so we’ll see how that goes. Reminds me of Dragon’s Milk without the bourbon barrel flavor.
mchengcit (9) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, coffee, roasty, chocolate, black, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, thick feel, bitter, alcohol,
llcooldave (1032) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black in the glass. Soapy caramel colored head. Sweet dark cocoa flavor followed by a hint of minty hops. Clean coffee and mocha aroma. Overall, a solid brew. Thanks barzigkin for sharing.
Maverick34 (2040) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled as vampire slayer. Dark oily pour, slow building tannish head. Chocolate and malt and smokey aroma. Similar taste, chewy and very complex with somem bitter chocolate. Real good.