John25 (568) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from last night that I forgot to rate. Black. The aroma was intense roasted malt that was noticeable as soon as I opened the bottle. The taste added coffee and booze. medium mouthfeel. Excellent
conway (1513) - - MAR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a tan head. Aroma is booze and roasted malt. Taste adds some chocolate, coffee and caramel. Medium sticky mouthfeel. Awesome.
stoutnick (567) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Yonkers, NY. One of the best pieces of label art from this beer. Haunting. Appearance of beer is black with some mild tan foam. Aroma is roast coffee. Taste is the same with some bakers chocolate in the mix. Very smooth and drinkable but not terribly exciting or moreish.
Spab (2461) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the beerbistro. Pours a near black, oily dark brown with big, lasting brown head. Aroma has an interesting amalgam of roasty coffee, dark fruit, molasses and anise. Flavour is more fruity than anticipated with dark fruits and berries, molasses, anise and understated roasty coffee character. Very fine, reasonably lively carbonation. Dangerously easy to drink. Wow!
jkwalking05 (3826) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.5 oz bottle. Black in color with a decent sized brown head. Aroma is of roasted malts, cocoa, licorice, fudge, and light smoke. Taste is of bitter baking chocolate, coffee, cocoa powder, heavy roasted malts, light cola, and fudge.
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is black in color, dark, and tan in color. The smell is roasty, chocolate, powder, malts, and brownie. The taste malts, dusty, chocolate, alcohol, fruit, slight vinegar, and some sweetness.
crazy_cat_lady (142) - - MAR 22, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
March 21, 2014. On tap at beerbistro. Yet another Dieu du Ciel beer that I much prefer on tap. Very, very smooth beer. Coffee and chocolate on the nose. Very dark colour, with dark tan head, lovely lacing as I was drinking. Coffee and dark chocolate flavours, lovely silky mouthfeel. The bitterness I remember from drinking this on a previous occasion from a bottle is mostly gone when on tap. Very nice beer.
nuplastikk (4568) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.5oz thick bottle. Deep opaque black body. Thin beige head fades away after a few sips. Relatively muted and sublime chocolate aroma. Oily and rich, quite a massive mouthfeel. Big bitterness in addition to huge malt tones. Real deal Imperial Stout, quality. Oily blanket of specialty malt smoothness, reminiscent of some Scandinavian examples. Chocolate dominated but also some licorice, tobacco, leather come out at it warms. An excellent beer.
marcus (6592) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Monks Kettle. Pours jet black with an attractive tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a rich chocolate, dark molasses and coffee flavor with a dry finish. Magnificent!
Ataraxia (378) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black, beige head. Mild aroma of coffee, chocolate, and caramel. A little sweetness, but quickly gives way to black coffee bitterness. Smooth, moderate carb, and a lingering bitter finish