DocLock (8678) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy dark black with minimal tan head. Nose is huge cacao, hazelnut, and roasty choc malt. Tastes hoppy, with huge cacao, hazelnut, roasty patent and choc malts. This one is very tasty.
Earlier Rating: 4/3/2012 Total Score: 4.5
Bottle from RR Street Linfield. Pours turbid jet with 1-finger brown head. Nose is great roasty black patent and choc malts, molasses, nuts, hops, blackberry, plum, spice, not sure if wood here. Tastes rich, hoppy, with a dense complex palate with roasty velvety nitrogenated black patent and choc malt smoothness coupled with big hops, molasses, cacao, blackberry and fig, and hops and heavy spruce in the finish. This one is sublime and outstanding.
Berta4519 (26) - New York, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a lot on the nose however, very burnt flavor extremely bitter. Solid imperial stout. Recommend it for sure!
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a thick and near black color with a smallish dark tan head. Nose has some great roasting and coffee elements to it with some light and subtle bitterness being present underneath. Taste is a little bitter and almost burnt, but still very roasty with a very subtle sweetness finishing it. I like it.
argo0 (12439) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Medium tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, smoke, some milk chocolate, light roast. Taste is sweet, roast, milk chocolate, some smoke. Smooth medium-full body, light alcohol, some stickiness.
Earlier Rating: 2/15/2012 Total Score: 3.8
Draft. Large rocky brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some ash, light bittersweet chocolate. Yaste is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, ash. Medium-full body, fairly smooth.
Gusgus (235) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Medium to low carbonation. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, slight burnt/toasted oats. Hint of citrus and red fruits. Taste is rich and complex mix of same flavors as aroma. Slightly sour citrus bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Alcohol apparent but not dominating. Slick and oily mouthfeel with less than average carbonation. Overall very balanced and nice. Like a classic British Double Brown Stout, but with a modern hint of citrus hops.
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just a regular old stout really. Abv is nicely hidden. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice roastiness. Touch of caramel in the finish. Tasty
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Travlr (16810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Very dark maroon brown color, brown head. Aroma of burnt espresso, licorice, leather. Taste is more espresso, dark bittersweet cocoa, smokey edge. Very nice.
Earlier Rating: 12/6/2011 Total Score: 3.5
Draft. Very dark brown color, small brown head. Aroma of coffee grounds and cocoa powder. Taste is gritty dark chocolate. OK.
SaintMatty (6053) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Dark brown, almost black in colour. Coffee, plain chocolate and liquorice in the aroma. Rich and roasted taste with coffee, Bournville chocolate and roasted malt all featuring in the smooth taste. Easy to drink. Doesn’t taste like it’s 10%.
wchesser (1540) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
’12 I think. Dark slightly translucent on edges. Persistent head. Nose of espresso, dried fig. Leads very sweet, then bitter burnt coffee kicks in and finishes incredibly long with a lot of raisiny sweetness and coffee bitterness. Really nice savory qualities. Loooong. Great interplay of sweet and bitter.
NikkTwist (2087) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 Draft at Monks in May 2013, then again in December 2014 at Good Dog. Similar both times. Nearly opaque brown pour. Large foamy brown head. Some light lace. Dark cocoa. Burnt coffee. Liquorice. Tootsie Roll. Burnt marshmallow. Cigarettes. Plastic vinyl in the nose. Body feels thinner than expected. Bit like a sweet black ash tray.