akoeninger (560) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with thin tan head. Huge coffee and espresso aroma. Coffee, alcohol, and roasted espresso. Definitely a big beer.
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budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, whiskey, and peat. Taste is chocolate, whiskey, and an earthy smoke flavor. Really distinctive and delicious
ColovianTrader (427) - - JAN 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a big beer. Loaded with tons of coffee flavors, bordering on too much, but not quite there. Other flavors of rich dark chocolate, heavy cream, espresso, toasted bread, wood and smooth chocolate liquor. The only problem, and its minor, is that it?s hard to have a full bottle of this. But share with your friends and it?s a tremendous beer.
stevoj (2954) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bllack and velvety smooth, woody bitternessat first sip. Aroma of burnt toast, smoke and peat. Taste is all roast graikns, not sure if its hops giving its bitter nature. Near perfect.
cpetrone84 (1722) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is extremely dark brown, almost black, with a small amount of tight light brown head. Nose is quite big, tons of very clean coffee with a faint roast and rich malt backbone. Taste is also strong coffee, clean and virtually no acrid flavor whatsoever. The roast is light and there is a nice malt backbone of caramel and rich fudge. Body is quite full with a strong carbonation and soft palate. Finish has some lingering roast and some scorched barrel with notes of whiskey booziness intermingling down the throat.
ImperialSuttle (17) - - JAN 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opened to an amazing aroma of chocolates and espresso. Creamy with a delightful hint of cocoa. Had a thick after taste with a hefty punch. This is what a stout should be
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GenDV138 (3534) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 Release #23 (November 2013) consumed on 1/26/2014, 11.5% ABV, DEN #1328. Bottle poured into a snifter. Pours jet black with a finger tan head. Decent lacing. Awesome caramelly mocha coffee on the nose with light whiskey and vanilla. On the taste, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, subtle whiskey. A bit more whiskey as it warms. Very smooth for 11.5%. Full body, semi-thick mouthfeel. 10/4/9/4/19
Release #9 (September 2012) consumed on 1/30/2014, 11.8% ABV. Bottle poured into a snifter. Pours jet black with a finger tan head. Minimal lacing. On the nose, big roasty and burnt coffee/espresso, espresso beans, dark chocolate, a touch of oak and dark fruit. On the taste, roasty and burnt coffee/espresso up front, dark chocolate, caramel, a good amount of bourbon and whiskey. More whiskey notes than I got in release #23. Fairly smooth, a bit of bourbon/whiskey on the finish but not too warm. Held up nicely after 16 months. 9/4/9/4/19
lafleur48 (2) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
chocolate, roasty, coffee, heavy, savory, full body, the perfect balance of coffee and chocolate, higher ABV without affecting the flavor; best stout I have had to date
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at tin bucket with Willi. Pours jet black with task foam. Smells super roasty of coffee. Tastes medium thick with lots of earthy coffee and a hint of cedar.
Maltser85 (342) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Huge body, nice flavors. Big on chocolate. Subtle barrel notes, mostly coming through as a light vanilla. Excellent, release#20