TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black head and light brown head. Smells of coffee and chocolate dark malt. This is a very smooth dark malty beer with a light hop bitterness that does not linger. Over all the abv is hidden quite well and a very drinkable beer.
LiquorHound (24) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had the version that is aged with rum soaked oak chips at WOB’s.
Nose - Is a medium caramel with a light vanilla and red fruits in the background. Taste - medium (to just below) viscosity with a nice chocolate combined with grape and red berries (all verging on being underripe). A touch of bitterness on the finish but overall it’s very clean with some oak and whisp of caramel. There’s some overripe apples very late on the finish (almost fermented). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
degbert (1287) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an oily, swampy, opaque black with almost no head -- what there is is fine grained and cinnamon-colored. Nose is vanilla, mocha, fruitcake, anejo rum, baking spices, and chocolate-covered dried cherries. Rich and sweet, with more of a chocolate and dried fruit punch on the front of the tongue; the baked-good theme continues with elements of pumpernickel bread and fruitcake (and I mean good fruitcake, not that crap Aunt Myrna sends you every year). Finish is long and smooth with licorice and espresso coming out to play; mouthfeel is very round. Quite good.
rxeight (1722) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Initially has lots of chocolate. Some spice and dark tart fruit came out as it warmed. Medium or maybe a hair on the thin side for an imperial stout.
Sammy (9240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fresh bottle from spec’s. This listed at 11%. Does not work for the style. The texture of the mouthfeel, the dryness, balance of chocolate, hops, malt. Whole package not in synch or drinkable.
TXBadger (1738) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very dark, almost black, grayish head. Dark fruit and spice on the nose, some cocoa too; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a bit of smokiness, maybe more like an over roasted nuts, almost burnt.
ilovedarkbeer (2386) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Watery mouthfeel. Notes of smoke, milk chocolate, caramel, and burnt bread. Short finish.
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Addison Saucer. Deep black, decent lace and mediocre tan head. Honestly smells of dry porter yeast and roasted malts, despite being a stout.
Malty, yet holds no defining characteristics. Just kinda "there". Disappointing, as with most DEBC beers. :/
Errl (1897) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
aged keg..Pour is dark with a tan head..Nose is bitter chocolate, coffee, roast, earth, spice..Taste is spice, bitter chocolate, earth, roast, toffee, burnt malt..
BMan1113VR (7894) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BTBF. Pours with a near black hued body with a small tan head. Aromas are of chocolate, floral, vanilla and peppery alcohol. Bready, dark fruits and plums. Quite smooth. Flavors are of licorice, bready, floral and spicy hop, chocolate and brown sugar. Dry for what it is. Creamy mouthfeel, well hidden alcohol, medium bodied.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at BTBF. Black pour. Nose is rye, coffee, ashy. Flavor is ashy, rye, coffee, spicy and earth. Dry, bitter finish.