Dr_Fellini (158) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark black with a thin light brown head. Aroma is quite toasty, burnt, and sweet. Flavor is a well balanced toasted bitter sweetness, with a hint of nutty coffee goodness. Light in body for the amount of alcohol packed into this beer. A nice lingering toasty burnt bitter sweet character. Awesome.
Beardaxe (127) - - OCT 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was incredibly complex and enticing at first. Sweet chocolate aroma. Initial flavor is of strong sweetness, standard chocolates, and a hint of smoke that really rounds it out. Loved it. As I downed the glass though, the sweetness began to overwhelm and exhaust me. Hard to finish the bomber. As well as this started, had to deduct for the fact that I basically limped to the finish line.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to umich03jm. Pours a thick, viscous black with a thick, khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has a big leather, pinesap, earthy nuttiness. Taste is intense earthy, bitter, toasty notes. Very thick and creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is covered decently enough.
brystmar (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ominously dark color; deeply roasted aroma. Liquified dark chocolate. Viscous, dark, boozy, full of flavor. Man, so much Jesus here.
AndyW68 (705) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. Black pour with dark brown head. Aroma is coffee and vanilla. Tasye is sweet coffee and vanilla. Great desert.
Bahumat (69) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint bottle, September 15th
Pours black with a deep brown thin head that fades to lacing. Aroma is alcohol, earthy aroma of cocoa. Taste is intensely chocolate/coffee, very sweet in front with lingering astringent coffee/cocoa notes. Mouthfeel is syrupy thick with gentle fizz in front fading to astringency in front.
Overall: A very nice beer, but a little too thick and syrupy to score higher. Definitely a premium quality beer, but the price is incredibly steep for the offering. If you like this beer, hunt down some high-scoring, lower-priced porters. You’ll get the same great beer quality at half the price.
jbruner (1692) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick black on tap with fluffy tan brown head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is big on the roasted malt and coffee, then a hint of sweet chocolate before it falls to a hint of booze. Taste follows, chocolate and coffee notes. Booze is well hidden on the tongue, thick and viscous. Good stuff.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to icehawk. Pours a deep brown to black without much head. Aroma of chocolate, maybe slight soy but I don't get as much as others I drank this with. Tastes of coffee and roasted malts. Slight burn of alcohol and light carbonation.
charule (602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared from art. Poured pitch black with a ring. Soy sauce teriyaki aroma. Very smooth slight bitter taste.
doublebock (487) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours thick and dark like a can of oil. Jet black with thin layer of reddish dark tan foam
Aroma: Maple syrup, mocha and and roasted malt with a nice kick
Taste: Monster rich and chewy mouthful. Chocolate fudge, coffee, and tobacco. Finish is sweet with port and espresso grinds.
Overall: Just a big, heavy, rich, malty in your face imperial stout. Even your a fan of the imperial stout style, this one is excellent and would be great with some smores on a cold winter night.