stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle with.spookgolds. Black with tan lacing. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla. Thick, creamy consistency. Chocolate, roasted malt, hints of bourbon. Definitely excellent.
altonbrownd (5769) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquor. Dark brown, black body with medium, mocha head. Nose is malty, molasses and chocolate. Taste is coffee for sure, with malts and rich dark chocolate. Fizzy, but smooth texture. Warming in the finish. Good stuff.
Nejhleader (1460) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice chocolate aroma. Has a nice creamy texture. Chocolate, toffee, coffee and roast malt flavors. Nice brew
Maxbier (899) - Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with dark brown head. Sweet roast aroma with notable alcohol and cocoa. Dark roasty malt flavors up front. Cocoa and coffee bitterness in the middle and followed by dark chocolate and creamy linger.
DocJitsu (1712) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick, extremely dark brown with an ample, creamy, burnt meringue colored head. Very dark roast aromas. Cooked grease, olive, alcohol, chocolate, and some fruit. Thick on the palate. Chocolate, coffee, faint cherry, and wood are all noted in the flavors. Some sweetness, but roasted heartiness dominates. Finishes with green olive.
brigg (623) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Black body with a small, diminishing tan head. Sweet, malty, dark roasted aroma with dried fruit and chocolate. Flavor has chocolate, dark dried fruit, and licorice. Medium body. Bitter finish.
Jabah (394) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Every now and then you run into that IPS that you label as "Soy-sauce beer". This is one of those occasions. Aroma is soy sauce. Flavor leans towards the sweet side, but offset by some burnt sugar and other dark/bitter chocolate notes. Not the best balance though. Alcohol not hidden that well. Tastes decent, but based on the style it is below average.
climberbob (449) - Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into stout glass. Black w thick head. Strong bold aroma of roast malt w hints of molasses and coffee. Taste has espresso notes and bitter chocolate. Bitter and surprisingly dry given the alcohol. Pretty good.
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monk191 (1776) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice Russian imperial stout. Pours a beautiful thick black with a brown head. Smells of chocolate, vanilla, coffee and raisins, dark fruit. Taste is thick and creamy, with lots of dark fruit and raisin to start, and bitter chocolate and coffee in the finish. Had in the bottle.
tsd08460 (838) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: roasty, chocolate, coffee,
Appearance: black with a tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Patrickctenchi (6089) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: 2008 vintage
Oily black....rubied, with a thin, quick, dark tan head.
Chocolate-covered cherry aroma.
Dark fruit, dark bitter chocolate malt, cola taste.
Maybe a little past it’s prime, I’m afraid.....a little oxidation...though still carbonated pretty well....very malty....
A little too far on the dark fruit side for my taste, but good.