ryanfolty (2007) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
October 24, 2014 - on tap Darkness Eve at Stubs. Black pour with limited head. Aroma and taste of a dark chocolate fudge bar with some dark fruit. A little bit of alcohol was in taste but well hidden. Wow this was tasty!
JefVerstraete (1836) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from De Hopduvel, Gent. Dark brown, black colour, dark brown foam. Soft carbonation. Roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, also fruit (plum, cherry) and vinous notes. Very well balanced. Very good stout!
MrFecesious (1152) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Blackest of black with a thick rope of brown. Aroma of molasses, coffee bean, dark chocolate, a touch of lacto. Taste is pure dark chocolate bitter sweetness. Insanely creamy. Coats the mouth like a horny beast.
portableparty (1993) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours oily thick black brown with a reddish mocha thick frothy head that settles to a creamy film. Aroma is bittersweet with big roasted malt dark bitter chocolate and bitter coffee some marshmallow and raisins/ plum. Taste has more bitterness smoke peat flavors with dark burnt coffee roasted malt hidden plum and prune. Palate is thick oily and coating.
Boutip (4999) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a huge dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of black chocolate with light coffee notes and some residuals sugars is well balanced and extremely enjoyable. Taste is an incredibly well-balanced mix between some black chocolates notes with light fudge notes also noticeable with some light roasted coffee notes that is offset by some residual sugar notes. Body is full with creamy and oily like consistency with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. A very enjoyable treat.
Darkmagus82 (1917) - - SEP 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a pitch black color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head fades over a slow amount of time leaving a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is massive of a coffee and caramelized sugar smell with a very strong showing of chocolate and vanilla giving an overall rather nice mocha like smell. Along with these aromas comes smells of a good deal of roasted malt and some aromas of a more crčme like smell, producing a rich and tasty smelling sweet mocha espresso smell.
Taste – The taste starts out strong with sweet chocolate and coffee flavor infused with a good deal of caramel sweetness. As the flavors advance creamy tastes come to the tongue with flavors of crčme and vanilla both entering the taste profile. Along with these comes even more espresso with a strong showing of some candied sugar and a bit of a more molasses and a bit more burnt sugar/caramel taste. Some very light dark fruit flavors of plum and raisin peek their way into the taste, but in comparison to the other flavors, these are super light. In the end the mix of very light booze, chocolate, sugars and coffee ends up leaving a delicious and rich coffee infused chocolate cake flavor to linger on the tongue. Oh so satisfying!!
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is super thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The super thick body is fantastic for all the very roasted and dark as well as sweet flavors of the brew and mixed with the lighter carbonation create a thick and mouthcoating feel that baths the tongue in all the glorious and rich flavors of the beer.
Overall - This is one damn fine and rich imperial stout with tons of chocolate cake and coffee like flavors which coupled with the big rich flavors of the brew make for a very nice sipping stout.
rejtable (1547) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black some frothy brown head and lots of lacing. Nose is bitter chocolate, some vanilla and molasses. Flavours are espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla. Taste is heavy/medium sweet and medium bitter. Fully creamy body with medium carbonation.
Lubiere (10700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate, licorice, dark fruits, molasses, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with cherry notes, molasses, alcohol warmth, licorice, very nice. Merci Rejean.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 "Borders on the edge of too extreme, but styas on the right side. Great example of a beer that would have been too much at 14, 15, 16%, but at 12%, it was absolutely fabulous in every way. Dessert leaning though it not oversweet. Huge complex aroma and flavor of chocolate, cofee, dark fruit, licorice, roast...nice bittersweet aftertaste. Very vinous and thick. Even the head is dark. Awesome beer!!"
On tap oddly smoky to a fault. Gotta dock a tenth for that :(
adster (482) - HUNGARY - SEP 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Van valami az Evil Twin üvegeinek dizájnjában, ami ügyesen képes tolmácsolni a benne lakozó tartalmat; annak ellenére, hogy talán nem a legfantáziadúsabb alkotások közül valók, a képi anyagok hangulata igen sokat sejtetően mutat a várható ízvilág irányába. A karaktert tehát így üvegen keresztül is hozzám közel állónak éreztem, mely meggyőződésemben tovább erősített az az egymásra halmozott, masszív lábakon álló fekete aromafergeteg, amely fátyolszerű, ragacsos spirálként jut el szagló receptorainkhoz. Sűrű, olajosan krémes állaga megnyugtatóan kellemes környezetet biztosít annak a fenevadnak, ami belekóstolva támad fel hosszú álmából. Kakaóbablé porcukorral meghintve, némi vaníliával és karamellel ízesítve a lehető legösszetettebb és intelligensen strukturált karakterrel... Csodálatos ízorgia. Nem hiába örvend széleskörű és elismerő figyelemnek a nemzetközi közönség részéről.