BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Many a years had been spent waiting to see if they would bring it to Jax. The one time I was in Michigan, with every intent on sipping on this, I was too late for last call, with it laughing at me from behind itís translucent, 39 degree encasing. Well, Iíve finally found one; and what better beer to drink to my sending-off 6 month stay in Germany for school, as well as my 550th brew. Onto the beer: Pours deep, dark soy sauce black. No sign of light entering or exiting, like a black hole. Head was dark coffee and soda colored. Nose is fragrant coffee, vanilla, with lots of molasses and hops. Very clear with each item separated, but not deviated. Taste is a heavy smack across the palate. Thick, chewy, yet silky and smooth. The first bite is sharp, evening out into an artists palette , with dabs of chocolate, molasses, coffee (colombian), clove, more chocolate, more coffee, a nice abundance of hopes, and some sugar and spice for measure. Vanilla notes lead into frequent earth tones and at some point I felt as though I was describing a wine. No real off-setting areas, other than maybe a tad too sweet. But damn, I hope I can find something like this over here in Germany
Thechasm442 (511) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to tulip. Jet black with a thin tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is malty, oak, coffee, and cocoa. Taste is roasted malts, licorice, coffee, vanilla, and cocoa. Thick and delicious.
scarletfire65 (1244) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vertical flight at Hackneyís Printers Row.
2012 - smooth and nutty, bit of a metallic finish.
2013 - in its prime. Nutty, mellow coffee, sweet.
2014 - sweet, bitter ashy hops.
2015 - tastes quite young and green compared to the rest.
Kingi (565) - - JAN 30, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 9/11/15. Aroma is coffee, roasty. Black beerdark brown head. Taste is medium sweetness, medium bitterness,. Palate is full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish medium sweetness, bitterness and sweetness in balance.
k0mpsa (2108) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from el cerrito, california. Black color, nice brown head. Aroma has smooth roastiness, chocolate, coffee, some vanilla. Full balanced body, chocolate, vanilla notes, nice hoppy end. Nothing special but nearly perfectly made stout.
tsadich (25) - Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Super dark. Raisin smell, with a good thick foam head from a strong pour. Good when temped up, but not a go too. Thick lingering taste that is a solid stout but not to my taste.
Cousin_Larry (767) - - JAN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best brew of the night. I couldnít even tell this was an imperial - so smooth and little bite with great chocolate and espresso.
bluejacket74 (1680) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle, Batch #13592, packaged on 10/23/14. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stuck around for a while. Thereís also a lot of lacing. I like the aroma a lot, the brew smells like chocolate, dark fruit, molasses, coffee, and roasted malt. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but thereís also some vanilla noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is full, itís creamy, smooth and a bit coating with moderate carbonation. Itís been years since Iíve had one, but itís still as good as I remember it being. A classic, great stout that I really need to drink more often!
QuezXLV (415) - Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost a perfect appearance for a stout … black color and thick foamy dark brown suds. Deliciously smooth feel and heavy notes of chocolate and bark. Stouts like this the best because they don't have that bitter bite.
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blueshockey24 (199) - Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with thin brown head. Aroma is Sweet, Malt Chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate malt with a warm chocolate finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Excellent beer.
linusb (369) - SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog, August 6, 2015. Thanks for sharing rlgk!
Pitch black with a thin lacing head. Quite bitter with a nice saltyness and soy sauce. Very enjoyable!