wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. Very roasty and dry. Not my favorite. I prefer sweeter beer, with less roasty acidity.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at GABF 2008.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of coffeem dried fruits and overriped fruits.
Roasted flavour of coffee, berries and overriped fruits.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft @ elysian fields - jet black w/ 1/4" chocolate covered head; served very cold, so i let sit for a bit; roasty rich aromas of sweet chocolate; no bitterness or off flavors as this is one smooth sipper; 8.5% according to the waitress; tastes maybe slightly higher; flavors are rich and sweet; a nice stickiness to it too; relatively light and quite sessionable, as far as RISs go anyways; damn good though and i hope they brew more; if not, get on this before it’s gone
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint - Elysian Fields - Seattle, WA
Aroma Deep dark roasted malt aroma with chocolate and coffee in the nose also.
Appearance Dark Black in color, clear, with a thin head.
Flavor Nice dark malt flavors toasty with a chocolate and coffee flavor with that deep rich flavor.
Palate Great Mouthfeel, Nice texture with a dry chocolate finish.
Overall This is one tasty beer very good and so fresh I swear they just tapped it. I liked this very much.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Elysian Fields. Black with fluffy brown head. Big chocolate aroma. Smooth for an imperial stout, with more chocolate and good roast in the taste. No noticeable alcohol and light sweetness. Very solid.
BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black-hole body with luscious chocolate head. Rich, chocolate vinous notes unravel along with hints of black patent. The flavor is of chocolate with an alcoholic body. Not really fuselly, but the presence is palpable. A fantastic winter brew that is sure to be a pleaser among the imperial stout crowd.