jhamp9 (1232) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012. Black pour with a dense lasting brown head. Aroma is chocolate, wood, and licorice. Taste is cocoa, coffee, dark fruits, licorice, molasses, and alcohol. Very warm on the way down. Carbonation is a little more prickly than expected. Viscous and sticky on the palate. Nice burly stout.
bluejacket74 (1485) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle, 2014 vintage, label says best after 11/11/15. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch frothy tan head that stayed around for a while. Thereís also a bunch of lacing. Aroma is great, the brew smells like molasses, red wine, oak, coffee, chocolate, burnt/charred malt, and a bit of vanilla. The taste is pretty good too, thereís burnt/charred malt, coffee, chocolate, molasses, licorice, red wine, oak, bourbon, and vanilla flavors. Lots of bittersweet goodness! Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís coating and creamy with moderate carbonation. Iíve been waiting a while to try this, and I wasnít disappointed! I liked this brew a lot, itís going to be hard for me not to drink my other bottle before the "best after" date. Iíll definitely buy this again the next time itís released. $14.99 a bomber.
bpreo (1916) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hell of an Imperial Stout. This was is nice and rich, heavy, dark, strong. The perfect last beer of the night.
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle take home from Rustico-Ballston, into snifter. Black with moderate tan head. A: coffee, anise, oak, booze, nuts. T: coffee, molasses, licorice, chocolate malt, nuts. Smooth palate. Very very good, but was nonetheless expecting to like it even more. I think the licorice threw it a little off for me.
p1meatloaf (252) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks black brown head. Smells of big chocolate sweet bitter bourbon. Dark roast. Tastes of big dark chocolate roast alc. Smoothish on the palate being so big.
dfearnley (1157) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Bottle to pint glass
Chicolate, toasted malt, molasses, oil. Dark oily black with a 1 cm creamy bown head and nice lacing. Taste is molasses, chocolate, caramel, toasted malt. Great beer.
Imaena (1989) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This is a viscous roasted malt bomb with lots of dark stone fruits and burnt brown sugar.
GnarlyGnome (713) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big...heavy. Lots of chocolate. This is a sipper for sure... but if you give it some time, and make sure itís not too cold, there are some really amazing flavors going on in the beer. Very complex and delicious.
Alohabeernut (8) - Aloha, Alabama, USA - MAR 17, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This wonderful beer pours an inky color with an espresso head that laces nicely. Aromas include coffe, bourbon, and molasses. Has tastes of burnt sugar, raisin, and bitter espresso with a boozy warm finish. Overall a great stout!
barn0216 (472) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark obviously, lots of lacing etc on the glass. Sweet coffee aroma, barrels, char. Similar flavor plus chocolate. Quite bitter for a stout. Very nice.
CardsFan25 (79) - - MAR 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber of 2014. Dark roasty aroma with some licorice and coffee on the nose. Dark black pour with a finger nail of amber brown head. The roasty taste is bold and up front followed by the licorice, slight vanilla(which comes in more as it warms), and moderately bitter coffee finish. Conceals some of the booze but only some of it.