DrunkSanta410 (812) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown / black. Thin khaki head. Aroma is cocoa, licorice, vanilla, black coffee, toasted malts. Thick, complex aroma. Taste is complex, cocoa, vanilla coffee. Toasted grains, malt. Faint sweetness. Palate is thick bodied, medium carbonation. Syrupy, with nice mouthfeel and complex, changing aftertaste. Like a good espresso. Fantastic beer. Canít tell that it has such high ABV.
Listigovers (875) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very thick almost syrup in the air aroma. Lots of dark chocolate and maybe a hint of cherry. Pure black, thin dark brown head. Lots of small bubbles, they seem to mix the beer into your tongue. Very full bodied, coffee, desserty, warming alcohol heat. Great beer.
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 (2632) - 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.