BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, Release 33, at 11.8%Vol, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with cacao and coffee, thx alot to Secret Santa!, complex Stout, roasted/alcoholic/malty and slightly spicy/woody/bitter, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!
sitzds (318) - - OCT 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared in red solo cups under the shelter on a beautiful Thursday. Opaque black with a thin tan head. Hard to tell much else. Aroma is awesome, cocoa powder, coffee, dark roast, a bit of vanilla. Taste is good but less of a superstar compared to the nose. Thereís whisky heat, cocoa and roasted malt sweetness, and coffee bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, moderate carbonation, some heat and bitterness on the finish.
robgibbens (431) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from a friend in Utah. Not much head, could my pour. Great black darkness and nice lacing. Dark roasted coffee bean aroma with chocolate. Nice roasted bitterness on the tongue. Finishes with chocolate, nice a smooth.
Dr_MedievAle (201) - Alabama, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma: fruity coffees and chocolate. appearance: pitch black with little head. taste: rich and smoky bitter coffees, bakerís chocolate. palate: lively carbo and deliciously velvet mouthfeel. this is one for the books.
BoruttaBrews (7) - - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I was blown away by this beer! A big sniff of this beer filled my nose with a large dose of oak followed by slight coffee and chocolate notes. It looked dark like an imperial stout should. It tasted slightly sweet with strong coffee notes. I had it in Denver which might be the reason the coffee stood out. It also tasted like chocolate, and dark malt. The finish was a slightly whiskey flavored. Overall, a great beer.
dnstone (2524) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2016 Coffee/espresso roast aroma. Black color with a ring of tan head. Deep roasted coffee flavors (like liquid chocolate-covered espresso beans) that balance well with the big malt body.
Notes: on tap at the Denver Bicycle Cafe, by recommendation of Norvo Coffee
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pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at BeerMongers. Deep black color. Aroma is coffee, cocoa nibs, and vanilla. Taste is similar to aroma, with some spice added. Really well balanced and flavorful.
gad905 (202) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Aces & Ales, Las Vegas. Black, tan head shrinks to a ring. Massive bourbon nose, though not super-boozy. Not much else. Big sweet dark toffee and bourbon, with bitter cocoa and coffee, and some tannic woody dryness. First sip I wasnít convinced but itís a grower.
Angelmonster (183) - Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black body with a one finger chocolate head. Head retention is average and lacing is pretty good.
Smell is of sweet, dark chocolate. Coffee and alcohol are pretty light. Burnt malts and dark chocolate really dominate smells.
Taste is a mix of sweet chocolate malts, bitter coffee, finishes with a slight boozy burn. Very bold flavors with an alcohol kick.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. Silky smooth going down, lack of head doesnít affect the feel as much as Iíd expect.
Overall this beer was pretty tasty. Good amount of chocolate, hint of coffee and alcohol. Not exactly session able but great for a special occasion.
slowrunner77 (9651) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
"An aromatic explosion of wonderful coffee, whiskey, cocoa & vanilla. This brew is just about perfect in its balance between the barrels, the coffee (gotta find out what they used) and the beer. Looks great, motor oil with a luscious chocolate brown head. Very smooth, even more so as it warmed, which is odd for such a strong beer. The alcohol shows, but itís never cloying or hot. Great roasted coffee, barrel vanilla chocolate flavor too. Decadent and delicious. One for the ages. *disclaimer: this might even be higher if not for some batch/bottle variance."
Had as high as 4.8, as "low" as 4.3-4.4.