zach8270 (3863) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle - 22 oz - Release #9) Pitch black pour with a thick and creamy tan head. Aroma is a large combination of oak, coffee, chocolate and burnt malts. Smells very warm and inviting on a cold day. Coffee and chocolate at the start of the flavor with a heavy roasted middle and a sweet finish from the oak and chocolate. Almost a bit of licorice mixed in there somewhere too. Very creamy.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release #9. Pours like oil, half finger tan head, nice lacing. Outstanding aroma and complex flavors. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and slight oakiness. Velvet on the palate. The only complaint is the ABV burn is harsh. It probably just needs some shelf time to mellow out.
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber. Release #8; 12.5% abv. Pours midnight black with a short-lasting mocha colored head. Heavy coffee and cocoa aroma. Aroma also has a nice malty note. Flavor is intense: coffee, alcohol, whiskey. Wonderful beer!
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MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release #8. Pours thick & solid black with minimal carbonation. Coffee, smoke, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, roast, coffee. Huge coffee flavors! More than I remember from last year. A little hard to finish the whole bottle, but still a great beer.
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours black with a thin ring of tan head. Nose is bold coffee, espresso and coffee grounds, dark roast malt--though smooth. Taste is the same--big bold coffee, dark malt, and grounds. Not much else, but that’s all they need. Thick and slick, with medium carbonation. Good stuff.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at hops and pie. Standard imperial stout appearance: motor oil. Filmy head. Aroma was the most glorious coffee beans, so rich with a dab of chocolate. The flavor followed suit and was just as nice. Overall this was a fantastic beer and I need to score some bottles of this stuff or else head back for another glass.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-15-2012 18:53:45
arkurzynski (1794) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 Big thanks to motortoddhead. Black pour with off-white head. Amazing nose of smokey/green/earthy/salty coffee, chocolate, and faint vanilla. Flavor is lightly-smoked coffee beans, salted dark chocolate bars, and light vanilla cream. Palate is surprisingly middle-of-the road, which makes this extremely drinkable. Nice smoky, roast coffee finish. Beautifully complex and extremely tasty. Re-rate: Very rich. Especially toasty coffee and buttered chocolate. Missing salty/smoky feel of aged version. Reality rate -0.5.
pinkzambia (1693) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Jet black with a brown head. Wonderful aroma of bitter sweet chocolate, prunes, yeast, warm carboard, Whoppers and a tiny bit of coconut. Smooth flavor, coffee, chocolate, and sweet pitted fruit. A perfect blend of sweet and bitter.
argo0 (12122) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, Release #9, 11.3% ABV. Smallish brown head atop viscous cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some chocolate syrup. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some cocoa. Bourbon really only comes out in the finish (a positive attribute here). Alcohol noticeable but not overpowering. Sticky medium-full body.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. This is way to coffee like. I can almost taste the coffee grinds floating around. U have to love coffee to like this
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