bnokk (196) - Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
APPEARANCE - super black, with creamy dark brown head.
NOSE - smells like almost nothing. Very surprised.
FLAVOR - excellent finish, the start is a bit lite considering it’s color.
NOTES - surprisingly light on the tongue considering how it presents when you pour it. Or maybe I just can’t remember how good it is.
gunnar (6356) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at "Exploding bottle tasting" at Petros place Chania. Pours almost pitch black with no head at all. Aroma is intense malty, raisins in port, vanilla and some distinct hops. Taste is the same as indicated by the aroma , lots of malty goodness, very sweet with some bittering hops for balance.Thick and creamy mouthfeel,with some chocolate delights as well, very good one.
cards04 (2217) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really awesome stout. Thanks kathouse for this beauty. Pours a thick black with minimal head. Lots going on here. Aromas of soy, coconut, dark chocolate, Graham cracker, dark fruit. Flavours are soy, chocolate syrup, sherry, booze. A bit vinous. Really fantastic.
kathouse (1237) - Nevada, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black and opaque with a thin and persistent brown head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee. Blackened toast and espresso body. Hints of cocoa. Some astringent bitterness in the end.
sturmthis (875) - Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample. Black with beige head. Rotated malt, dark fruit aroma. Dark fruit, coffee, roasted malt taste. A very big imperial stout. Very nice.
Petkus331 (335) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A coffee aroma with strong bread yeast. Appears like coffee with thin foam and lace. Taste is bitter and sweet, reminds me of the taste of Founders CBS, roasty charred marshmellow, maple syrup, some sour dough bread. Thick mouthfeel, could could be more fizzy. Overall, top notch taste, could use more aroma, but still very good
firstsip (658) - Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pitch black. No head. Mildly sweet nose. Fairly light, oily body of bourbon sweetness followed by a nice little kick of roasty coffee.
JakeG (26) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small light-brown head. Aromas of chocolate, nuts, roasted malt and dark fruit. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, fruit and a nice hoppy finish. Full bodied.
williamstome (1320) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, brown head. beauteous. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, dark fruit and vanilla. Flavor is absolutely wild, chocolate, booze, raisins, dark fruit, dark chocolate, espresso. Mid to full bodied, sweet finish.
Jfletch (9) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle to tulip. Pours a very viscous and black. Brownish red around the head. Delicious chocolate and coffee on the nose. A slight sweetness comes through as well. Smells slightly like Twizzlers which is great. All of the aromas are confirmed on the palate. Chocolate, coffee a bit of vanilla. Very slightly herbaceous and smoky. The ABV is noticeable but not overwhelming. Absolutely delicious beer. Enjoy this guy.