Tortman18 (172) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Typical imperial stout appearance. Pitch black with small, chocolatey head. Slight lacing. Nose is espresso, roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla and clove. Mouth is delicious. Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol and vanilla. Very bitter. An awesome imperial stout.
CpyNPrnT (120) - Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer tasting great beer best from cutters. Thick, sweet, but a balanced taste and finish. Would like to pair this beer at some point
bluejacket74 (1186) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours very dark brown/black with maybe a half inch tan head that fizzled away quickly. However, there is a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, molasses, espresso, and bittersweet chocolate. The taste is sweeter than I expected since the aroma was more roasty and bitter, it tastes like molasses, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and espresso. There’s a slight roasty bitter coffee finish, but the sweet flavors linger around longer. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit coating and creamy with low carbonation. I liked this brew a lot, I wouldn’t mind picking up another bottle of this and also trying some of Cutters other brews at some point.
cbfobes (2107) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle thanks to Brigadier, pours black with a thin light brown head, aroma has quite a bit of chocolate with just a little bit of coffee mixed in as well, the flavor has a nice roasty front end with a little bit of toffee as well, mouthfeel is pretty thick and nice, not bad at all.
thome50 (851) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. (Not totally sure if this is the right beer, mine said Bourbon barrel aged and black wax) Pours a dead still flat black. Aroma of milk chocolate through and through. Taste is more milk chocolate, slight toffee, barrel and vanilla. Mouth feel is really good for a flat beer.
brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black in color with a small off-white head. Really roasty and smokey nose. A bit savory/meaty. Some earthy hops, a lot of licorice, and a bit of soy sauce. Not much in the way of sweetness. The flavor is quite heavy on the roast, ash, and smoke. A touch of molasses sweetness, licorice, some char, and a bit of earth. Moderately bitter and slightly acidic.
biggirlpanties (144) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber thanks to GT2 and tastybeer. Pours pitch black with medium coffee foam. Good lacing. Aroma of roasted barley, cappuccino, cinnamon, roasted dark chocolate, cream, nutmeg. Hot cocoa drink. Had some metallic notes at first that went away/volatile. Taste is quite metallic, but also some bitter chocolate, cinnamon, roasted coffee. Metallic, lemony twag. Wish it were more robust in mouthfeel. Not sticky sweet, quite light and mildly sour with the creamy coffee. Coffee gets stronger and metallic flavors fade. Needs to sit out for awhile before drinking. Gets a lot better.
GT2 (7721) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
650mL thanks to tastybeer! Pours a clear, deep, near inky black. Larger, deep mocha, coffee foam. Insane retention, sheen, rocky. Excellent aesthetics. Nose is a bit detergent/soapy, dish water, black olives. Taste is very lemon sour, tea tannic, and dusty/woody. Not a lot of chocolate, coffee, or rich dessert character. Palate is thin, papery, dusty, tannic. Not my thing.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle served in a Deschute tulip. Big thanks to cpmichael for the share.
A: Pours a dark black with mocha colored head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin collar and leave some splotches of lace down the glass.
S: Roasted malts, bitter bakers chocolate, some oats and a little coffee bean fill the nose.
T: The taste matches the nose to a T. Nice combination of roasted malts, some oaty flavors, chocolate and coffee.
M: Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation with a dry roasty finish.
o: This was a very solid brew that I would love to revisit when my palate isn’t full of Apple Brandy Zhukov, Brandy Barrel Dark Apparition, Hunahpu...you get the idea.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-04-2012
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, ash, raisins, caramel, molasses, and light oxidation. Flavor of ash, chocolate, roasted malt, smoke, and dark fruit.