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
MasDen (136) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - OCT 26, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: burnt malt, fruits and alcohol ether, coffee, dark chocolate, prunes.
Appearance: dark, with small brown head.
Taste: full-bodied, complex taste, with alcohol and a pleasant bitterness. Dry finish.
Palate: full body, viscous, nice soft warmer, light carbonation.
Cunningham (7057) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black oil with a fine beige head. Ok lacing. Decent intensity in the aroma. Full body and a soft carbonation. Oily texture. Nice mellow sweetness. Not cloying in any way. Well masked alcohol. Coffee, some roast, chocolate, toffee and some dried fruits in the flavor.
[Bottle from a trade with Nisse666]
DroolYeast (1103) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma of roasted malts, vinous booze, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate. Black with tan head, not lasting. Taste is light+ sweet, alcohol sweetness and moderate malt bitter. Full body, oily thick feel, roasted vinous feel.
ehaak26 (123) - - OCT 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Pours black with thin khaki head. Lots of malt, chocolate, roast, molasses and some fruit. definitely sweet in a good way. Very complex.
Doofgoblin (495) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dang! Thatís tasty. Itís like opening a bar of dark chocolate mixed with rich toasted (almost burnt) grain. Taste is strong, bold and deliciously chocolate, malt, toffee, raisins. Pours like spent motor oil--nice work. Finish is not too sticky and has a nice bitter punch. Age this for when the zombie come...
danlo (2604) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Pours an oily black colour with a brown creamy foam head which leaves some lacing. Nose of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, booze. Flavour is roast, malty, molasses, rich chocolate & coffee, dark fruits, some hops, and earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, dry roasted bitter finish. Nicely balanced, very drinkable.
HerrBierkoenig (1178) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,355l bottle from 100pŪv, Bratislava, Pours dark black liquid, minimal dense creamy brown head, Aroma: coffee, espresso, milk, sweet, coffee liquor, dark chocolate, Christmas sweets, spicy, rich malty, cake dough, Taste: heavy sweet, medium to heavy bitter, light to medium sour, dark chocolate, espresso liquor, spicy, caramel, red candied fruits, Palate: full body, soft carbonation, creamy to oily mouthfeel, long chocolate esspresso liquor aftertaste, Overall: exccelent brew, enjoyed.
angel77 (2503) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella 33 cl en el Lupulo 28..08..2016. Lote 15025 PKGD 11..06..2015 (embotellada). Color negro intenso con poca espuma beige oscuro. Aromas y sabores intensos maltosos costados con buenas dosis de cacaos vainilla ligeras lactosas y muy suave amargo final. cuerpo medio a intenso fino algo lŪquido y cremoso al final pero fŠcil de beber. para repetir sin duda.
simont1 (582) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of licorice, leather, chocolate, burned sugar, raisins plum. Taste is very complex, plum, licorice, chocolate, with a solid roasted coffee chocolate and herbaceous bitterness. To me one of the very best "clean" Imperial Stouts with Ten Fidy.
ninecats (490) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours jet black, beige head with slight lacings. Aroma is big, molasses, roasted malt, leather, coffee, vanilla, tree. Well, the whole package really. Taste is creamy with big roastes malty notes, strong coffee, vanilla, finishes roasted, bitter and hides the alcohol well, red berries in the very end. Big body, medium carbo. Well, a real mouthful.