tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an oily pitch black with a bubbly brown head that disappears quickly, and lots of alcohol legs. Tons of alcohol on the nose, nice roasty coffee, caramel, brown sugar, milky chocolate, some vanilla, a nice nutty characteristic, and a light hint of oak. Really tasty, there’s lots of cinnamon, brown sugar, caramel, hazelnut, really roasty coffee with lots of cream, really nice milk chocolate, a touch of vanilla, and a bitter earthy finish. Soooo tasty, and much smoother than the smell led me to believe. Very creamy and not a ton of super dark bitter flavors. Hard to believe that this is 17.2% just by the taste. Yummy.
Advocate_Ames (528) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark with a mocha foam head that hugs my glass. The aroma is very complex. There is molasses, tobacco, cocoa, pepper, vanilla, cinnamon, and roasted dark malt presence. The flavor is of molasses, milk sugar, booze, peppers, mild coffee, vanilla, a blended taste of hazelhut, almonds, and cinnamon. I was surprised to find this drinkable. It effects the palate but has a pleasant roasty finishing taste. I thought this might be similar to Darklord but in fact its way more drinkable and not as overly sweet. Overall I enjoyed this. Its worth getting to share with a friend.
CanIHave4Beers (3622) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
100th New York rate
Pours black with a small but decently well retained head and some lacing on the glass. The aroma is just hugely boozy with a bund of vanilla and dark chocolate, It’s got some coffee and molasses.
The flavor has lots of coffee and vanilla. It’s sweet, geeze it almost tastes like a classy ass Kahlula. It’s boozy, roasty, & has some dark fruit and molasses going on in the background.
Fun.... weird-ish... but fun.
hopscotch (10210) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Ink black pour with a small, creamy, nicely tanned head. The aroma is huge, featuring a blend of ethanol, blackstrap molasses, liquid fudge and jalapenos. Ultra Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and adequate carbonation. The flavor is burnt and bitter, offering fudge, blackstrap molasses and charcoal, flanked by a comfortable level of chili pepper and alcohol warmth that lingers a short while after each sip. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
rxeight (1975) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber at the kbs bottle share. Sweet and Boozy, all the flavors just kinda mix together into one big blah.
vtafro (5088) - 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 (2897) - 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 (4954) - 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 (957) - 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 (3031) - 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 (3227) - 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.