BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Release #7. Bottle. Pours with a black hued body with a massive deep brown head that lasts. The body coats the glass and there is great lace. Unreal retention. Aromas are nutty, bready, roasty, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, toasty, molasses, iodine, bakery fresh bread. Malt forward, but not too sweet. Balanced herbal hop component. Flavors are thick and big. Medium to medium strong bitterness. Herbal hop, toasty, dry, rich cocoa, spicy, molasses, nutty, tobacco, leather and light ash. Roasty, velvety, coffee, iodine. Somewhat clean ester wise. Complex malt impression. Really good. Fuller bodied, medium dry, warming, bitter and slightly roasty throughout the duration. Viscous. Medium so slightly high carbonation for the style. Another solid beer from Epic!
slowrunner77 (2029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Wish lister - Holy frikkin frik! I’ve liked Epic, but the only beer that’s blown me away from them was Big Bad Baptist. I got this to have side by side, hoping it was the base for BBB. I think it was. Lots of similarities, though without the coffee and bourbon. Big and chewy, classic imperial stout flavors...chocolate, roasted malt and coffee, anise, big fudgy aroma. Really really good brew - didn’t want the bottle to end, but we did have a BBB imediately after, so I took it rather well."
Travlr (11872) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark maroon brown color, thick beige had with grat retention. Nice aroma of dark roast coffee and cocoa. Taste is dark chocolate and subtle licorice. Very tasty.
Vaiz (3350) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Black pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is quite roasty, some ash, chocolate, caramel, licorice and a bit burnt. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted and rough. A bit harsh but with a huge body and well balanced.
monk191 (930) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice stout. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells of vanilla, a bit of coconut and coffee. Taste has lots of vanilla upfront, with a nice slightly bitter finish. Nice and complex. Had on tap at the brewery.
Ngejo (262) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - AUG 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Black, minimal head, tan foam, very bitter, light sweetness, full body, sticky, average carbonation, & long finish.
jkwalking05 (3753) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Black in color with a decent tan head. Aroma is of molasses, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. Taste is of coffee, roasted malts, molasses, booze and light smoke.
travita (3958) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, tan head. The taste is plums, malt, burnt, prunes, and good. The smell is alcohol, malt, burnt, prunes, good.
drsordr (1060) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle says release #10. 11.1% ABV. Pours opaque black with thick mocha head. Nose plum, raisin, milk chocolate, minimal light roast, and hint of alcohol. Slightly earthy. To me, more fruit forward than roast forward. Taste dark chocolate, slightly tannic, then dark fruit. Mid palate fairly sweet. Alcohol sneaks in right at the end prior to a milk chocolate finish.
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Release #15. 10.2%. SLC#1285) Merci Pat. J’ai été impressionné par ce monstre d’iode que ce n’est. On se croirait dans un laboratoire pharmacologique. Une belle réglisse en bouche sauve la mise. Trčs amčre,
lownote (79) - USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious. Sweet with a moderate mouthfeel. White head and pitch black black color. A hint of caramel with the malt and sweetness