MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reviewed from notes. Poured from a bottle into a CBS snifter.
A. Pours a deep dark black, 1mm of rich full head, takes a minute to work it’s way down to a thin layer, finally settling at a nice thick ring.
S. Smells of dark chocolate, slight toffee and heavy oak tones with slight vanilla.
T. Tastes of dark chocolate, heavy malts, tobacco, and smoked oak.
M. Heavy body, super thick and chewy, lower carbonation, slightly coarse finish.
O. A great beer. This is really a beer that tastes it’s best around 55 degrees. It’s not nearly as good when cold. Lots of bold flavors in a thick and hearty drink. A great beer that gets even better with age. And really hard to beat at $13/bottle. Worth searching out.
bpreo (1906) - 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 (1723) - 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 (249) - 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 (1152) - 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 (1987) - 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 it’s not too cold, there are some really amazing flavors going on in the beer. Very complex and delicious.
Alohabeernut (7) - 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.
bigda83 (338) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 reserve. Pours a jet black color with hints of murkiness and a nice sudsy tan head. Aromas of wood, bourbon, coffee, black licorice, chocolate, and nuts. Taste was incredible and complex. It was a nice mix of medium sweetness and bitterness. Full bodied with an oily texture to it. Lively carbonation and a nice long bitter finish with a hint of bourbon burn. Very happy I got to try this!