Butters (3895) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours opaque near black with ring of decent light brown head. Nose of roast and chocolate and slight coffee. Flavor is more imperial stout than barley wine. Roast chocolate with chocolate covered black cherries and other stone fruits with an expresso finish. Velvety chewy body with some alcohol warming, but surprisingly smooth and easy drinking. This was quite nice.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown/black with little to no head. I love the concept; barley win and imp stout mixed. The aroma backs that up - sweet/dark chocolate notes, honey, some coffee. That carries through to the flavor. The coffee is present but forgettable. Chocolate and caramel in the background. Everything is a bit too subtle and doesn’t blend as well as I’d hoped.
snoworsummer (2711) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at DuClaw Arundel Mills. Pours almost black with a thin, fizzy beige head. Tastes like alcohol, strong boozy, slightly astringent flavor, molasses, caramel, light raisin. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dried dark fruits, molasses, booze.
jtclockwork (9623) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of chocolate, toffee, milk chocolate cake and caramel. Medium body.
abcfan (770) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very well done. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Aroma is dark fruit and burnt chocolate / coffee. Finishes slightly boozy.
drowland (6497) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled during CBC 2013. Almost black pour with a small khaki head. Roast, dark fruits, coffee, and chocolate on the aroma. The flavor follows with roast, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. I dig it!
artmcd8 (1902) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Bottle pours a black color. Smells a bit like dark fruits. Oily feel. Good carbonation.
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charule (1398) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to artcd8. Poured black with light tan head. Smoky aroma. Harsh blend taste. Different.
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ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a one finger dark tan head. Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, oak, toasted malts, and vanilla. Tastes of dark fruits with some light caramel and brown sugar notes upfront. Some vanilla, chocolate, roasty malts, and cocoa powder follow. Slightly bitter roasted coffee in the finish. Plenty of warming alcohol was present throughout. Medium bodied and somewhat sticky mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
conway (1772) - - MAR 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. A big beer. Overly sweet and unfocused.
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Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was pretty complex. A start of coffee with a creamy sweet flavor in between and a slightly dark bitter finish