ontbeermaker (2149) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at aces and ales, pours a nice thick black, aroma is nice and roasty, taste is lots of roast, some coffee, and a nice coco in there as well, its a nice thick beer with lots of life, really tasty stuff
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared by caterwaul. 2009 reserve, best after 11/1/2010. Very dark brown red color. Black, pretty much. Minimal, sort of bubbly off-white head. Bourbon, oak barrel nose. Some dark fruit, licorice, molasses. Some dark chocolate, coffee. Bigger body. smooth, sort of soft lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish, lightly sticky. Moderate bitter, moderate sweet. Lightly spicy, light alcohol warmth. Hint of tartness. Some dark roast. Little soy sauce. OK imperial stout, but I donít think the amount of age is doing it any favors. Need to re-rate with a fresh example maybe.
Pyrmir (2362) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from bomber bottle @sbwf13, vintage 2008. Pitch black with small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, muscovado, vanilla, bourbon and alcohol. Taste is honey, dark syrup, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Long lasting finish with alcohol, chocolate and vanilla.
kidmartinek (2965) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Um yeah, this is good. Budlight should study thus for drinkability. Aroma, color? who cares! This beer us good enough it defies descriptive adjectives.
hopwine (62) - - OCT 15, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2010 vintage. Big espresso, bitter and sweet chocolate tones, barrel influence is there, but not a dominant characteristic. Light cherry tartness and molasses flavors add a lot of depth. Really rounded and the booze is well hidden after a few years in the cellar. A bit more barrel influence would earn this one a perfect rating in my book, fingerís crossed for a 100% barrel aged version in the future!
olr1984 (703) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Dr. Bills tasting at falling rock pours a dark brown with a tan head. Vanilla coffee aroma. Taste is the same with a chocolate finish.
Iphonephan (2206) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the GABF 2013. Pours black with a tan head. Flavors of black currant and tobacco. Bitter roasted finish.
JBoan (167) - Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 bottle thanks to Jason! This pours deep inky black with a one finger mocha head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is roasted coffee, malt, chocolate, oak, vanilla, barrel char and booze. Taste is roasted coffee, oak, vanilla, faint caramel, bitter chocolate, brown sugar and roasted malts. Full bodied, thick creamy, decent carbonation. Amazing aged beer!
kryon (1012) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with low brown head
Aromas of coffe, brown sugar, caramel malts, alcohol, tar,
Taste has coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla, tar, roasted malts
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a 2010 vintage into my snifter. Pours a jet black with a thin tan head that fades into a wisp.
Smells of chocolate and roasted malts. My cold is preventing me from picking up more subtle smells, but from what I can tell itís great.
Some great roasted tones hit the palate immediately and I can tell the journey to the bottom of this glass is going to be sublime. Just a touch of booze near the end along with a very smooth incredible chocolate flavor. Finishes with a little roasted bitterness. This may be one of the best stouts Iíve ever had.
Viscous without approaching cloying at all. Low carbonation levels, but enough not to be flat. Like drinking chocolate milk.
Amazing beer. Iíve been waiting a while to open it and Iím glad I still have several more left.