abcfan (802) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely done. Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is nutty, and sweet molasses. Full bodied, slick on the tongue. Finishes smooth vanilla sweetness.
raoul_duke (127) - - MAR 7, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2015 From a 12 oz bottle. Black appearance, motor oil consistency. Dark brown head, didn?t sick around. Nutty chocolate aroma with strong maltiness. Wow, the flavor is great. Potent roasted malt with plenty of molasses and caramel. Chocolate underlying the whole thing, but it is far from sweet.
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roasted malts, chocolate, molasses. Thick mouth, nice roast, dark chocolate, boozy finish, very nice.
Jared_Clifton (38) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with brown head. Medium body. Initial taste is sweet and chocolaty, then it finishes big with coffee, chocolate, a little hops and tons of roasted malts. No alcohol burn at all. Really smooth.
schwabtana (21) - Madison Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 12oz bottle. Awesome beer! Easily one of my favorite imperial stouts. Enjoy having this every year.
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gilsmit (5) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark black with a thin tan head. Immediately can smell the malts... With a full scent of dark chocolate and coffee.
The beer begins with a little bite, but quickly mellows into a smooth and full bodied beautiful beer.
Very malty, chocolaty, and vanilla flavor profile.
Sledutah (5607) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle thanks to demmbonz, shared with my son
Thick black with a small dark tan head, good legs left in the glass, Aroma of dark malts, leather, chocolate and coffee. Flavors of dark malts, vanilla, chocolate, roasted coffee and coconut
Very nice and smooth
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent share at RBWG! Deep brown pour. Dried fruit, espresso, roasted malts, cocoa, earthy, and a little booze heat. Full bodied and silky.
FestDecBeet (386) - - FEB 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Look: pours a dark black. No light showing through. Dark brown when being poured fades to a light brown. Thick lacing.
Smell: chocolate. Cocoa powder. Oatmeal with brown sugar. Cappuccino. Bandaid.
Taste: muted coffee. Roasted malts. Chocolate on the back. Muted barrel flavors. Hint of bandaid. Infection?
Feel: thick mouthfeel. Medium low carbonation.
Overall: terrible beer. Looking forward to this for over a year and extremely disappointed. Not sure if it infected but not a big fan.
First drank: 2/20/15
BigBeer45 (1300) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from a bottle bought at Champanes,
this beer had a dark brown, black pour and gave a half finger to finger’s worth of a dark bubbled cover, it receded to a ring and some islands, this drink left nice spots of lacing on the glass, there was a layer of dark brown-black sediment on the bottom of the bottle, which is typical for most Dark Horse beers,
the nose had nice aromas of chocolate and dark chocolate with roasted malt, a little coffee and roasted malt bitterness, molasses like notes and sweetness,
the flavor had more roasted malt and roasted malt bitterness than the nose let on to, there was some dark chocolate and chocolate with coffee, brown sugar, caramel and some molasses sweetness,
the finish had roasted malt bitterness and a little astringency that left little to no sweetness on the mouth, and lingered on the tongue,
this drink was creamy, it had average carbonation and was sort of full on the lips, there was a little alcohol warmth on the palate,
this was a nice roasted malt imperial stout with chocolate, a good drink.