ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head that quickly recedes. Big aroma of roasted malts, rich coffee, and dark chocolate. Taste is roastiness with loads of rich cocoa, along with a subtle milk chocolate note and a hint of dark fruit and a touch of smoke. Mouthfeel had prickley carbonation, full body, and a kind of a burnt dry slightly bitter finish.
BrianWillum (177) - København S., DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating from note. Bottle. Almost no aroma, but a hint of caramel. Beautiful black beer, though, with a thick golden head which disappears after a short while. Taste is a bit surprise when the beer had no aroma (nuts and sweet caramel), but still nothing extraordinary. A little too bitter in the end.
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with a bubbly layer of brown froth on the surface. Aroma is strong soy sauce, licorice, roasted malt and hints of chocolate. Taste is big soy sauce, roasted malt, hints of salt, licorice, dark chocolate and dark coffee. Body is medium overall with a soft warmth from the alcohol and a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more coffee, soy sauce, roasted malt, bitter hops, light licorice, and dark chocolate.
rader58 (763) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark syrupy brown/black. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, raisin, peat, and brown sugar. Flavor is alcohol, dried fruit, prune, coffee, cocoa, molasses. Almost no carbonation. Overall a very dry, earthy and dried fruit Imperial Stout.
Lorenasa (153) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of malt. Pours an oily black with a light brown head. Flavor starts a smooth malty sweetness with a bitter hoppy end. Chocolate and caramel notes.
SanfordBrewer (1382) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black with a thin tan head. Syrupy full body with medium-high carbonation.
Aroma: burnt chocolate.
Taste: dark chocolate, charred malt, a touch of herbal hop bitterness, and a hint of soy sauce.
Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich, smoky aroma has notes of coffee, licorice and molasses with a hint of dark chocolate. It pours a deep, opaque sable just a couple red tomcat whiskers above black and with a fairly thick tan head that leaves some respectable lacing. Mouth-filling smoky flavor has chocolate, coffee, licorice and molasses tones plus hints of caramel, horehound and miso. Firm-bodied texture has a decent amount of fizz and leaves a nice smoky finish that has hints of licorice, molasses and burnt malt. How ’bout them Swedes!
1FastSTi (3282) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours to a super deep ruby brown body that looks black in the glass. A thin creamy tan head sits atop. The aroma is super roasted but not burnt char with a deep sweetened condensed milk and chocolate brownie and oatmeal. Flavors bring out a dry charred roast with more of the oatmeal and sweetened condensed milk chocolate brownie. Almost like a light chalkiness from the roast with a medium full body. A bit too much char in the flavor.
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep dark as night with such little head it only forms at the edges of the glass. Aromas of sweet milk chocolate. Tastes of creamy chocolate, little hop, faint soy on the backend and lots of alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel with a decent linger and evolving character. Overall a great beer and will work well with these vanilla cookies I just bought. Yummy!
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 8/24/11 from a 330mL bottle shared by pantanap, thanks, Kan. Pours opaque oily dark black with no real head, but a very thin collar of tan lace. The nose is dark and roasted with dark chocolate, coffee, a nutty note, and a hint of vanilla. The flavor is also very dark with chocolate syrup, darkly roasted coffee, banana, nutty, and a hint of light vanilla. The body is massive and syrupy with lighter than average carbonation that still has some sting, and a super long nutty dark chocolate, banana, and bitter coffee finish.