Ron (2461) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a rich brown head. Very pleasant aroma that is filled with malt, vanilla, prunes, figs, chocolate and caramel. The flavor is roasted malt but with less of the vanilla, chocolate, and prunes than in the aroma. Caramel sweetness is present as well as liquorice. Some alcohol heat at the finish. Full bodied.
dreamflower (567) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. I loved this one. I give it an 18. Dried fruit, little bit of toasted caramel.
northropfrye (2164) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black body with brown head that fades quickly, some lacing, pretty while it lasts. Loud aroma of lactose, cocoa, sweet malts, vanilla, grain, aged cheddar. Taste is quite sweet, dried fruit, some booze heat, roastiness. Overall a fabulous imperial stout.
coachd (89) - Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This stuff was expensive ($15 for 22oz.) and carries a 100 rating. I probably shouldnít factor those things in, but I canít help it. This beer has a lot to live up to. The aroma is outstanding. Smells complex and well crafted, aroma is on par with the best imperial stouts I have ever had. Smells of good espresso, leather, alcohol, some dark chocolate and fig. Appearance is halfway in between brown and black, nice looking dark tan head. Had more foam than I thought it would. Tastes great up front with more dark chocolate/fudge than in the smell and espresso. Reminds me of an expensive truffle. In fact, thatís what you should eat with this brew. If Iím paying this much for beer, I expect a great palate, and this one is spot on. Thick and velvety with a slightly bitter and boozy aftertaste that is not overwhelming. Is this better than BCS? I canít believe Iím even considering that, but it may be. I would love to try them side by side. Worth the price. I canít believe Iím saying that either.
JustDrinkIt (258) - Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with tan head. Aroma of toffee, roast, and alcohol. Flavor of coffee and some mild bitter chocolate and vanilla.
wheresyourball (491) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle picked up in Rochester. Pours dark brown with a light beige head. Nose is fudge, malt, slight espresso. Flavor is dark fruit, chocolate/fudge, malt, sweet and boozy. Finishes dry. Reminds me some of Choklat, but with more complexity. Very good.
tectactoe (1535) - Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Looks like used motor oil; BLACK & thick as hell, only a small, tan ring emerges on the pour. A swirl of the glass brings up a frothy, blackened tan head. Aroma is full of dense, rich fudge, toasted peanut brittle, residual brown sugar, light mallow cream, & decadent layers of chocolate-y type desserts. Smells like a beast. Tastes like one, too. Bitter dark chocolate, fat fudge, hint of espresso, caramelized sugar & residual sweetness, toasted peanuts, & just a kiss of anise in the finish. A thick beer, a huge beer. Powerful body, thick as fuck with a melted milkshake kind of presence. Crazy good imperial stout, lovely stuff all around.
Ready4Aheady (37) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bomber pour-- thick black beer, tan foam-- milk chocolate at first taste with coffee and more complex flavors on the finish, just the right amount of alcohol and bitterness to balance the sweetness... tasted against the doughnut-- tough call to pick the winner--- awesome beer-- so smooth!
SpongeRuiner (676) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours dark dark with a dark dark awesome looking creamy head. A thick layer that just stays on top. An absolutely delicious looking beer. A huge chocolate taste. All around a chocolate brew. A very smooth milk chocolate flavor bases this thing out. What really makes it and pulls it all together is the alcohol feel at the end. Really balances out the whole beer. Very good stuff.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black, finger tan head
Smell creamy rich and roasty
Taste vanilla, sweet