Sammy (9541) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Liamís bottle. An imperial stout at heart, with sourness that is bretty in the finish. Roast aroma. Very undercarbonated, despite a cork that took Shwartzneiger work to remove. Very dark brown without a head.
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
I bought a 750ml bottle of this at the general store for $15. They sold it as a limited special release beer. It is undrinkable. It smells of coffee grinds mixed in with week old garbage. It tastes like week old coffee mixed with spoiled milk. I couldnít drink more than a couple of sips. 3 other people I was with couldnít drink it either, so I ended up pouring the entire bottle down the drain. I really like Dark Horse, but Iím really dissapointed that they sold this beer. It is either an accident, or a failed experiment that they are selling as a limited realease beer. Not cool. I understand that people have different tastes, but this stuff is undrinkable, and they have to know it. I will still drink Dark Horse beers, but I will no longer be buying one off batches from their general store, as I no longer trust that the beer will always be drinkable. If you see this Donít buy this beer. It goes by the name Aigre Plead the 5th, which means sour.
blklab2007 (2092) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour at EBF has a dark black color and a still look. Aroma has chocolate, some roast, light acidity, and malts. Mouth feel is hefty and the mouth feel coats well with a nice texture. Flavor has chocolate, some barrels, roasted dark malt, and a very light sourness. Quit enjoyed but could have had a bit more sourness.
Ratman197 (11246) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a translucent dark brown with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, fruittiness and light vinegar. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a lightly tart finish. Flavors of roastiness, coffee, citrus and dark chocolate with a smooth dry lightly tart citrus finish.
brokensail (13243) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nearly black in color with a small khaki head. Starts off with fairly regular stout aromas such as roasted malt, coffee, and some vanilla from the oak. The vinegar and sourness come through toward the back end. It also has an interesting grass aroma. Tastes a bit more sour than it smells, but still lots of roasted malt and a hint of coffee. The oak flavor is there and provides a slightly drying tannic feel to the beer. A decent amount of vinegar, but not overly acetic. There is even a touch of fruit on the palate.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Sampled at Great Taste. Pours a pitch black brown/black color with a slight mocha bronw head. The barrel and booze is pretty evident in the nose along with the normal imp stout characteristics of dark chocolate and some leather. The booze is pretty in your face to me on this one with it being the first thing I notice upon tasting, followed by the barrel, dark chocolate, and slight leather. Medium mouthfeel. Overall, I thought it a tad hot but otherwise pretty drinkable.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black. Aromas of sour coffee, chocolate. Medium bodied, light tartness with more chocolate, slick mouthfeel, faint bitterness, very nice. Tasty.
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Victors Fantasy Tasting-750 bottle-thanks jtclockwork-pours no head and a black color that sheets the glass. Aroma is black licorice-dark malt, peat/wood/whiskey. Taste is dark malt-ashy/peat/wood/whiskey, some medium/dark fruit mid-palate. Some hops bite at finish.
jtclockwork (10850) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Paulís tasting. Pours oily black. Tan brown head. Nose of roasted chocolate, wine barrel, oak and bourbon. Taste is a chocolate port wine. Lots of vinous and chocolate notes. Medium body.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very potent and pungent, they only served these in 8-oz glasses at the restaurant I was at! Not the best stout Iíve ever had though.