blackandgold18 (9) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I loved this beer! It had all the qualities of an imperial stout that I look for these days. I found it to be a lot like the "Bomb" by Prairie but with way less chili on the back end. Pours a dark chocolate color with vanilla, hazelnut, hints of coffee. You name it...itís in there! Very well balanced for 17.2% ABV with little to no heat. I highly recommend this one to any stout lover.
chinchill (2128) - 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 donít come together nicely and, worse yet, it is too vegetative.
Compared poorly to other imperial stouts at the same tasting session, including Eclipse.
conway (1623) - - 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 (2326) - 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 itís tasty. Seems like it has room to be more complex.
DedicatedToFun (3013) - 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.
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours like used motor oil, perhaps the most viscous beer Iíve ever seen. Small tan head.
Aromas of marshmallow, some light smoke, light roast, whole lotta chocolate. No hops or spice detected. Taste is sweet and bitter from the malt. Flavors of pretty much everything - chocolate milkshake, coco puffs, vanilla, some light nuttiness, roasted malts, twigs and berries, ash, cigars. Wow. Pretty intense and impressive, but the most impressive part is that this beer drinks like its 9%abv. Really. Itís that silky smooth and of course, sweet as fuck. Finishes like a chocolate doughnut with just the slightest hint of spicy pepper. If this beer were wine barrel fermented with brett for a few years and completely dried out it would be perfect. But as it sits, itís just a touch too sweet. Not hot, but sweet. Good effort though, and Iím glad I pounded the entire beer in the time it took to write this review. This beer is fucken great for fat bozos like me! Thanks, Jeppe!
arminjewell (6417) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thick oily black pour with dark brown head, lasts as a thin rim around the glass, no lacing, but not expected for the ABV. Aroma is surprisingly mellow, some molasses, toffee, dark chocolate, brownie, fudge like notes, some slight coffee, hints of a nutty note in there as well. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, brownie batter, hints of fudge, vanilla, molasses, some slight coffee in there but pretty mild, some nutty notes, very slight hint of booze but really not much, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter. I actually donít mind drinking this whole thing, and the flavors are pretty nice for what it is.
brokensail (11532) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ GT Catís Cabana. Thanks, GT. Jet black, highly viscous, and a tiny tan head. Roast, ash, and burnt sugar on the nose. Lots of molasses, coffee, and vanilla. Tons of grape jelly, some smoke, and a slight spiciness. Thereís a weird savory character to the taste. Itís also intensely sweet and sugary. Tons of vanilla, brown sugar, and grape jelly. Some coffee and roasted malt bitterness. A bit of smoke, spice, and green pepper.
blklab2007 (2009) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle that I have been a bit intimidated to open due to the abv but what the heck it has been a rough day so I poured it into a 24 oz glass and we will see where this takes me. Pour has a black color with a thick one finger brown head that slowly fell away. Aroma has big rich malt, chewy chocolate, oak, marshmallow, coffee, and light spice. Mouth feel is thick with big coating and the carbonation is there though it is a big beast. Flavor throws out huge malts, chocolate, hazelnut, coffee, super rich and pushing the limits for sure. It catches up with you quickly.
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At my place over an empty pool with group. Pours black no head. Aroma is black pepper, coffee, soft booze, dark malt. Taste is very nice, somewhat smooth, very well hidden booze, I could pound all day, if I wanted to get shit faced I would pound a bottle on a hot day and love it.