Gluepot (135) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A sinus-clearing heavy dark roasted coffee nose, a significant tan head on a dense black body. If you like your imperial stouts heavy on the dark roasted coffee end of the spectrum, this is your beer. Unsweetened cocoa and dark chocolate keep this stout on the dark end of the taste spectrum. Alcohol is present, but not out of place. End taste has a little balancing hops and biscuity malt. Maybe not Dieu du Ciel’s most refined Imperial stout, but a lovely addition to the fold.
kambei70 (781) - - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours black with a foamy light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, light coffee grounds, vanilla and cherry. Taste is a dank, sharp coffee bitterness and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel.
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Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee and light licorice. Palate was full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and light coffee with a smooth dry bitter lingering roasty finish.
jeremyh70 (882) - Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Completely opaque black pour with two fingers of mocha colored head with good retention and lots of sticky lacing. Molasses and dark chocolate aroma with some coffee and roastiness. Big and classic stout flavors with burnt molasses and dark chocolate along with prominent roastiness and some plum. Mild coffee flavor, some anise and both resinous and roasty bitter. Alcohol is detectable and warming but integrated well. Finishes with a smooth lingering bitter. Mouthfeel is semi creamy with a thick mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Very we'll constructed with bold flavors. Quite a bit of bitterness but it is smooth. Everything you could ask for in an imperial stout.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/3/2014. 12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a large creamy beige head. Roasted malt aromas with chocolate, Belgian yeast, dark fruit. Flavors are rich with chocolate, caramel, malt and fruit. The finish is slightly bitter but smooth.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of cocoa, roasted malts, coffee, and some subtle dark fruit notes. Flavor is dark chocolate upfront with notes of caramel and toffee as well as some plum notes. Really complex and delicious. Great beer!
arminjewell (8626) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thick dark black pour with creamy caramel/dark brown head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, roast, nice dark fruits in there with some hints of caramel, toffee, nice. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, hints of nice dark fruit, anise, earthy tones, into some sweet dark caramel, finishing sweet, slightly bitter. Tasty.
vyvvy (4673) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark with a tan / burnt orange head. The aroma had dark caramel, roasted malt, molasses, green apple, berries and cocoa. It has a fairly full body that is a bit rich and a has gentle flowing soft carbonation. The taste starts off with smooth dark chocolate, apple sourness, rich caramel, molasses, licorice and a bit of hop bitterness. The finish has some earthiness, spice and bit harsher roastiness - but still retains the richness. Really nice impy stout.
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at CK. Gorgeous deep deep dark brown pour with small bubbly head. Nose and flavor are rife with lovely roasted malt, touches of molasses, star anise, dark chocolate, ganache, truffle, leather, and bark. Creamy, smooth and rich on the palate, but with a lightly charred dry finish. Absolutely lovely, a real treat.
daknole (10281) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour, brown head. Flavor is roasty, bitter chocolate, licorice, star anise, warm alcohol notes.