vtafro (6553) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
3l bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Chocolate, spice, cinnamon, vanilla, pepper, roasted flavors. Atomas are dark and sweet. Is smoother than anticipated for 18%.
Homer321 (4177) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to will. Nose is super boozy. Slightly peppery. Taste is completely complex. A lot of pepper and coffee. The alcohol is there in the mouthfeel but not hot. Drying.
bytemesis (6591) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark black, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is cocoa, tobacco, anise, black strap molasses, coffee. Flavor is cocoa tobacco, roasty malt, molasses. Light plus sweet, medium bitter, quite hot. Medium body.
DrewFace (967) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Sweet, licorice, molasses, some spicy notes, cinnamon. Dark black pour, no lacing. More pepper in the flavor, sweet, molasses, chills, cinnamon, some alcohol heat but doesn’t seem like 17%.
50belair (3341) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black pour with a fleeting tan head. Loads of coffee and dark roasted malts. All kinds of dark roasted malts and expresso. Some bitterness to it, perhaps from the malts. Average body and mouthfeel.
chinchill (4204) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large shared bottle of Bozo Beer Brewed at Westbrook Brewing (SC).
Dark opaque body.
Various flavors and aromas don’t come together nicely and, worse yet, it is too vegetative.
Compared poorly to other imperial stouts at the same tasting session, including Eclipse.
conway (2210) - - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a creamy mocha head. What an enormous beer. Chocolate, roasted malt, marshmallow and a big chili pepper kick. Thick and sticky. Overwhelming and totally over the top but delicious.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ 10 East -
Aroma - coffee, dark corn syrup, toffee, soy and alcohol
Appearance - black body, thin 1-finger dark tan head, zero retention/lacing
Mouthfeel - sticky, full bodied, low carbonation...sludgy
Flavor - huge coffee flavor, black strap molasses, some alcohol but not nearly as prominent as it could be. Green pepper underlying the roasted notes.
Overall - huge, huge beer. A bit unfocused with the coffee note being dominant, but it’s tasty. Seems like it has room to be more complex.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks GT2, pour is black, head is tan, nose is chocolate, taste is coffee, decent.
Narkee (15) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a black thick oil. Small dark tan head that dissipates quickly. Strong coffee, cocoa and marshmallow aroma. Amazingly smooth stout. Strong roasted coffee and chocolate. Marshmallow and a lovely alcohol warmth finishes. Amazing beer.