blackandgold18 (10) - 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.
CanIHave4Beers (3494) - 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, Itís got some coffee and molasses.
The flavor has lots of coffee and vanilla. Itís sweet, geeze it almost tastes like a classy ass Kahlula. Itís boozy, roasty, & has some dark fruit and molasses going on in the background.
Fun.... weird-ish... but fun.
hopscotch (9892) - 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 (1667) - 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 (4215) - 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 (2434) - Rock Ridge, 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 (3967) - 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 (936) - 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 doesnít seem like 17%.
50belair (2749) - 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 (2552) - 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 (1818) - - 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.