bnoel09 (380) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bomber into an English pint glass. Color is jet black with a dark brown head that lightens slightly as it sits. Aroma is extremely malty with lots of sweet chocolate and toffee notes as well as dark fruit, and roasted coffee. Flavor doesn’t disappoint either: Semi-sweet with chocolate, dark fruit, and some roasted coffee bitterness towards the finish. Full bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a dry finish. Overall a quite pleasing imperial stout.
Torontoblue (48) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle, bought Feb 2012. Pours deep black with a mocha coloured head that quickly dies to a fine lacing. Aromas of coffee grounds, molasses, dark chocolate, cinder toffee, roasted malts and a little lactic sourness.
Taste is bitter coffee, dark chocolate, hops, sweet dark fruit (date, raisin), & just a hint of alcohol but nothing really dominates; well balanced. Full bodied mouthfeel, with good clean carbonation. Long, bitter sweet finish with a hint of sweet black coffee hitting the back of the tongue on the way down. A pleasurable Imperial Stout.
symmetric (33) - - AUG 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Inky black pour, thick brown head that dissipates slowly. Cherry, roasted malt, with a tiny hint of alcohol on the nose. Complex malty, choclatey flavor with a satisfying, long bitter finish.
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with little head and significant lacing. Strong malt aroma, undertones of hops, fig and a hint of chocolate. Toasted malt and coffee flavors immediately followed by bitter sweet chocolate with subtle fig and cherry flavors. Finish; great full flavors, very bright and bitter at the beginning and transitions to coffee and chocolate with a nice dry dark fruit finish. This beer gets better as it warms up!
Thisis12ptfont (629) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful aromas of dark roasted coffee, dried dates, and heavy molasses. Deep, dark brownish black in color with a decent mocha colored foam. Spectacular explosion of complex flavors; some of which include coffee, nuts, molasses, caramel, maple and subtle yeast. Medium bodied yet, full flavored with well masked carbonation and alcohol. Overall, this is a complete beast of a beer with massive malty flavors and a genius balance. I’d give this an A+ rating.
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a creamy, pale brown head. The aroma holds ash, burned pancakes, chocolate, cocoa, nutshells, light coffee, sweaty liquorice and a touch of caramel. Surprisingly fruity and berry jam-like. The flavour is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of cocoa, burned pancakes, coffee, liquorice, grassy/herbal/earthy hops and subtle fruits and berries. The mouthfeel is round, light silky and fairly clean with a light carbonation. Burned and hoppy aftertaste with a light alcohol sting. Medium bodied.
_angst_ (1750) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a small creamy pale mocha head that leaves some lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and slightly fruity with roasted malts, prunes, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, dark grapes, green bell peppers, black cherry jam, sweet dark bread, resinous wood and hints of liquorice. Taste is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, ash, wood, ash, prunes, dark bread, black pepper, black cherries, wood, pine, ash and hints of cayenne pepper. Mouthfeel is smooth, rather balanced, tiny dry and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with dark chocolate, sweetened coffee, dark bread, brown sugar, prunes, wood and hints of pine and orange zest.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle courtesy of summer secret santa 2012. thanks, mike! pours a deep, dark, cocoa brown capped by a rich, creamy, mocha beige head that leaves sticky rings of lace. aroma is great with big chocolate malts, oreo cookie crusts, roasted cofee, and hazelnuts backed by notes of licorice candy, vanilla, and subtle maple. flavor is wonderful as well with rich, dark chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, mocha espresso, and mild lactose sugar backed by vanilla, toffee, and heavy roast on the back end. palate is medium bodied with light carbonation and a lingering, roasted, dry finish. overall, a very tasty imperial stout.
JPDurden24 (1094) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black Pour, nice creamy tan head. Chocolate and roastiness and perhaps a little too much carbonation. Still tasty.
GatorGuy92 (28) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Nice balance of chocolate, roast and char. Nice thick mouthfeel and easily drinkable. I wish this beer was readily available to me here in FL!