Darwenus (659) - Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured flat, no head at all. Dark brown, opaque in the glass. The aroma is slight but pleasant. The taste is not as pleasant. The usual stout qualities are present, bitter coffee, anise, and alcohol, with a little bit of hops at the end. But there is a heavy, medicinal aftertaste that just kills it for me. Besides, the body is flat and thin and uninteresting. Give this a pass.
wlajwl (4690) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dark malts/coffee, grapes/raisins and other fruits. The flavor is heavy dark malts and raisins/grapes/prunes.
Eructoblaster (3397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 330ml. Opaque black body with low carbonation and a thin beige foamy/creamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with subtle plummy and chocolate hints. Alcohol is very well hidden. Rich, complex taste carries vineous, bourbon, and dark berries notes. Ends with a long, warming bittersweet finish. Very enjoyable!
mikesaum (657) - Newark, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours inky black with a very small dark brown head.aroma is quite hoppy with lots of anise, not much else. Flavor is bitter coffee and anise, kinda boring, not as complex as id like my impy stouts to be. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Its worth trying but its nothing special at all.
thomas15 (689) - USA - APR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very well hidden booze, nice creamy mouthfeel. Slight roast and hints of sweetness. Would have never guessed its 11%.
daniele (6660) - ITALY - APR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente naso piuttosto intenso maltoso esteri liquoroso riscaldante ben tostata ma non intensa di cioccolato caffe piu liquirizia amara amaro deciso
kermis (7163) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Fiddler. Black pour with creamy beige head. Aroma of coffee, fruit and some alcohol. Roasted malts and chocolate in the flavor. Good, but not as great as some of the barrel aged versions.
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A more or less black one, with a finger-thick dark beige to brown head on top. Very hoppy nose, with pine cones, citrus peel and resin, and sufficien amounts of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Quite bitter flavor, with citrus peel, pine cones and resin, and roasted malts, coffee and chocolate from the malts. Lasting bitterness in the end. Full-bodied, quite dry and with a touch of warmth. A quite wonderful one, certainly one I’d like to repeat. 110916
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of hard roasted malts, dried fruits, bread and a touch of chocolate. Hard roasted malt flavor with dried fruits and licorice. Maybe a touch of chocolate. More coffee like flavors come out as it warms. Somewhat bitter finish with a hint of alcohol.
drowland (7059) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3/31/12. Bottle shared at colemanzuber’s Stoutfest 2012! Tasted side by side with the Jack Daniels barrel version. Black pour with a small ring of brown head that fades. Bold aroma with huge roast, alcohol, and touches of... nail polish? Bold, rich, bitter, roasted, dry flavor with touches of coffee and chocolate followed by hints of sweetness and sourness. Interesting.