HonusWagner (2013) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2011 Lots of anise, some vinous fruits, a kind of fudgey chocolate flavor. A ridiculously great body on this beer, flavors not really up my alley.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small tan head very dark brown pour aroma vanilla expresso coffee liccorice chocolate flavour chocolate liccorice sweetness coffee vanilla medium ibu raisin chocolate is something aftertastes dark malts a real delight to the palate
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours out in an opaque black colour with a small creamy pale brown head. Powerful aroma of anise, black chocolate, almonds and molasses. Full-bodied with notes of anise, dried black cherries, burnt malts, dark chocolate, salty licorice and black pepper. Long full aftertaste of salty licorice, roasted malts, black chocolate, prunes and figs. Well-hidden alcohol, smooth body. Tasty, powerful and sophisticated.
arkurzynski (2196) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2015 Pours deep black fading to brown and yellow around the edges. Sticks to the side of the glass upon receding. Minimal head on slightly light pour. Aroma is coffee, brown sugar, toffee, and a nice edition of dark fruit. Alcohol is a little more apparent than I would like. Taste of deeply roasted malts, patent, roast bitterness, and alcohol. Residual bitterness, burnt toast, and alcohol warmth. Full body. Well crafted, with some bumps in the road. Re-rate: Bitter chocolate and roast with plenty of dark fruit and licorice. Lots of burny alcohol. -2
chrisv10 (14821) - DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Black with tiny brown head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, vinous, chocolate, sweet and hops.
RasmusOtt (2177) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2014 Pours a dark color with a brown head.Chocolate, hops, earth, coffee, dark fruits, nuts and a bit of vanilla on the nose. Taste is bitter and sweet with chocolate, hops, darker fruits, malts, coffee, nuts and vanilla. Full bodied and very well hidden alcohol. Smooth beer!!
jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Hopcat. Pours a black body with very little white head. Great roasted smell, I really like the aroma on this. Taste is roasted goodness and chocolate. Great full body with good carbonation. This was really good, I would love to try it in bottles.
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black with a small, deep mocha head that’s got a tinge of orange or rust to it. Fades to moderate, super-fine bubbled lacing. Nose explodes with dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, some alcohol fumes but not a ton. Rich, velvety mouthfeel, decent amount of carbonation, sweet, milky, malty up front with a decisive but restrained bittering and peppering on the finish that cleans up after all the malt. Really nice.
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had at Capone’s. Pour is a thick black with brown head. Aroma is Smokey caramel and nuts. Flavoris roasted and hints of caramel. Delicious brew.
SHANER4 (491) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 12oz. - poured black with no head.
Aroma - smokey, chocolate, coffee
flavor - great smokey roasted chocolate malt taste mixed with excellent sweet vanilla and dark fruit.
Palate - thick, almost have to chew to swallow. Finish is dry and has smokey lingering aftertaste.
Overall - damn good Imperial Stout, has everything it should and more. First beer from Dark Horse and won’t be the last!