nwiseman (193) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gift from awiseman. Pours molasses brown and almost as thick. Nice frothy dark tan head. Aroma is full of sweet molasses with a touch of hop characteristic. Nice roasty flavor as it rolls across the tongue. Very thick stout. Just a touch of bitterness. Quite intense. I feel like i could pour this on some pancakes and be quite happy.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL courtesy of FlandersNed. Rating #400 for this beer! Pours opaque used motoroil black with a red, terrifying head that is thin and short-lived. Little to no lace. Aroma is intense roasted malt, almost charred molasses, brownies, chocolate cake, blueberries, alcohol. Taste is intense roast, ultra dark chocolate, bitter chocolate/cocoa. 12% is nicely hidden. Very intense- in your face. A nice fix for imperial stout fanatics. But I find this one to be a little unrefined and unilateral. Oily, syrupy palate. Very long bitter, biting aftertaste.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from shawnm213- thanks again, Shawn! Pours a motor oil black out of the bottle with the faintest of brown highlights on the edge and a small brown head that fades quickly into just a small ring around the glass’ inner edge. Aroma of roasted malts, molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruits, wood, tobacco, and alcohol. Flavor of dark chocolate, molasses, tobacco leaves, smoked wood, overripe pit fruits, roasted malts, and dry, earthy hops. Full-bodied, with low carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. Dry, leafy finish. Sticky and boozy, too. Nice imperial stout.
tomthompson89 (1968) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
such an amazing beer!!! every beer we had at Dark horse was great. nice dark brown almost black, with chocolate beige head. smooth creamy texture. flavor is boozy with sweet choc malts and coffee, slight hops to balance so so good!!!!
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle courtesy of me. Rating #397. Dark black pour with a tan head. Light chocolate aroma, rich and malty. Smooth boozy flavor, very nice. (1244)
CanIHave4Beers (3790) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer pours like motor oil, only a deep impenetrable black color leaving only a rumor of a head around the edges of the glass. The aroma is rich, roasty, and malty with a lot of coffee and some bourbon boozy notes with some deep chocolate of both the sweet and bitter variety. The flavor is again very rich with (again) both sweet and bitter chocolate notes. The beer is not nearly as sweet as most of this strength or viscosity. There are plenty of coffee and boozy tones in this one as well. The palate is profoundly full and sticky. Delicious.
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a red mocha head. Aroma of dark fruit, raisins, dark dark chocolate. Taste is roasted chocolate malt, dark fruit, and a perfect bitter chocolate finish which lasts nicely on the tongue. Very nice imp stout.
rubychard (14) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle, purchased Spring 2009, drunk from a 4-oz taster. Smells like boozy coffee liqueur. Dark, opaque with a thin tan layer. Sweet and boozy with roasty coffee flavors. Really ashy aftertaste/mouth feel.
tmgiddings (41) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Crown Liquors #6 - Pours pitch black, thick, and oily with a thin chocolate head. Aroma is more faint than expected but consist of molasses chocolate, and some piny hop. Flavor is molasses, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, smoky pig fat, and some alcohol. Mouthfeel is big, oily, heavy, with some warmth.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle generously shared by ryan while smoking Cubans generously provided by brainlair. Pours like thick black motor oil with a dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, blueberry and raisins. Flavor dominated by raisins. Very mellow (its about two years old), but goes down nice and smooth.