jake65 (2508) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, opened 7/19/13 four days before the ’best after’ date... oh well. Very dark brown pour with a creamy two fingers of tan head. Roast and chocolate in the nose, along with a little added sweetness that I suspect comes from the dates and figs. Given that I haven’t had a date or fig in several years, this fruity/beral spiciness must be their affect. It goes well with the dark cocoa and roasty notes... too well; it was very easy to power through my first glass. Overall very enjoyable.
fonefan (32796) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
JFParnell (39) - Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow, what more can you say? This is one awesome beer. This imperial stout goes overboard on the flavors and is one of my favorites. Can’t wait to try the XXV and compare.
pineypower (2356) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Dave. Pours out a dark brown/almost black with a small white head. Aroma is lots of chocolate, some mild roast, alcohol, molasses, some brownie mix. Taste is lots of chocolate, sweet cake mix, light molasses, some alcohol, sweet, malty notes, light licorice, full mouthfeel.
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber via trade. Poured a good looking thicker viscous pitch black body with a foamy 1/2 inch deep beige foamy head. Aroma was the weakest part of this beer, notes of figs, black berries, dark toast, light chocolate. Palate is great, fuller bodied with average carbonation and milky mouth feel. Flavor is better than the aroma, anise, burnt malts, dark chocolate, figs, burnt berries. Good stuff.
mcberko (5196) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out dates and figs upfront, followed by cocoa. Flavour brings out a wonderful blend of dried fruits and cocoa upfront, with a touch of coconut and a little vanilla. The fruit and cocoa are the dominant flavours. Quite full-bodied, with a rich lingering finish. Not as good as the previous anniversary versions, but certainly very good.
ICEatALAMO (846) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour is dark, with a nice thin head. The aroma is mostly malt. The taste is very smooth. A little malt heavy, but not too bad for me. The booze is hidden very well. A very nice drinkable beer.
_angst_ (2255) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber received in trade. Pours brownish black with a frothy goldenish brown head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and spicy with roasted malts, dark chocolate, figs, dates, allspice, cloves, wood, dark roast coffee, caramel and sweet dark bread. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and spicy with roasted malts, sweet dark bread, burnt caramel, fudge, allspice, cloves, coriander seeds, black pepper, moist wood, oatmeal cookies, vanilla fudge, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, brown sugar and hints of dark dried fruits. Mouthfeel is round, spicy astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter, malty and spicy with roasted malts, dates, figs, burnt cookies, cloves, allspice, black pepper, moist soil, charred wood and vanilla fudge. What’s up with all those spices. I had hoped for some dried dark fruit goodness but this is almost all spice...
pushkinwow (1803) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber that Paul brought back. Pours a matted dark black with a generous light mocha head. Great meld of dark chocolate, roasted malt, bit of anise, some nutiness, bit of plum and grape. Moderate carbonation, fairly full bodied, chocolate and dark fruit on the palate, traces of smoke and some alcohol, long tasty finish. Quite enjoyed this one.
ddemmingjr (654) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours dense chocolate brown, khaki dense ring that persists. Nose is pungent, chocolate nib, fig, raisin, vanilla, musty shoe leather on the nose. Herbal chocolate, roasted malts, and lots of dark fruit overtones on the finish. Boozy heat filters in there. Rich, thick palate adds to the depth of this beer. Well done.
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