philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz. bottle. Pours opaque black with a brown foamy head that rises slowly and stays. Clean chocolate, toasty aroma. A soft carbonation propels a heavy, but not syrupy, soft sweetness under a complex balanced and heavy malt body. The hot alcohol is very subdued. The body is solid without being sticky. This is a great sipping beer, and after savoring every sip, you come back for more. There is a long sweet, chocolate, malt finish that tapers gradually.
BrewGoblin (599) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Evil Twin has me hooked on their massive Imperial Stouts and this kingly offering doesn’t break suit. Noire as can possibly be, a creamy tan head laces and lasts; an impressive feat for a titan of this girth. Licorice, raisin, plums, dark cherries, chocolate, smoky dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla, coconut, some light resin flavours, all come together in this wickedly appealing Winter burner. Almost thick enough to adhere shingles with yet not saccharine, "I Love You" is, in fact, a Stout that leaves more of a lingering roasty bitterness behind than anything else. A devilishly complex cold-crusher that is not to be toyed with.
cokolwiek11 (205) - POLAND - DEC 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black beer with minimal head.
Aroma: licorie, raisins, caramel, chocolate, hint of porto notes. Very strong.
Taste: Very high sweetness, light bitterness, caramel, chocolate, raisins, dried plum, porto notes.
Palate: full body, oily, low carbonation.
Overall: very tasty, very sweet Imperial stout.
SimplySike (1250) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with tan head.
Aroma roasted malts, molasses, burnt caramel, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, vanilla.
Taste really complex dark fruit, caramel chocolate molasses sweets, little roasted bitter.
Mouthfeel smooth, thick.
mzaar (2298) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska @ Syltan, Malmö. Svart öl med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter av choklad och rostad malt. Smakinslag av choklad, rostad malt och torkad frukt. Fyllig kropp.
DroolYeast (569) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 Tap @ basement beer bar. Aroma of brown sugar, alcohol, vanilla, coffee. Complex. Black with tan tiny head, some lasting. Moderate sweetness, light bitterness, malt bitterness, alcohol sweetness. Full body, thick oily texture, light carbonation, alcohol sweet and roasted finish.
gr_pa (128) - POLAND - NOV 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, tan head. Aroma: dark fruits, cherry, soy sauce, caramel, bit of alcohol. Taste: very sweet, heavy body. Even too sweet. Oily.
HappyHandsClub (27) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Careful, after the first sip hits you in the hop nose, it goes down like inhaling air. Yin & Yang is one thing, but I Love You With My STOUT is something completely different with it’s Molotov Cocktail notes after moderate roasted barley off the front. Think I’ll try blending with sludgy Even More Jesus to up the body and send it in the direction of desert beer. Since I am a Molotov Cocktail fan, naturally this creation is right up my alley even though I’m a descendant of steak & potatoes gruel Imperial Stout.
UncleKorm (1143) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a black hue w/ medium brown head diminishing to a ring. Sweet dark bread aroma. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are molasses, brown sugar, dark bread, brandy, caramel, and roasted marshmallows. Full bodied and a warm finish.
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mar (5065) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a dark khaki head. Fudge, chocolate, roasted malts, light alcohol, more fudge and sweet on the nose. Chewy palate, roasted malts, fudge, graham cracker, chocolate, delicious.
corby112 (2744) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours viscous and pitch black with a two finger, dark mocha head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Excellent retention, taking a while to settle and leaving streaks of soapy lacing behind. Completely opaque with an impressively dark coffee colored head.
Slightly smokey roasted dark malt aroma with sweet booze and dessert-like lighter malt notes. Very robust with hints of charcoal and liquid smoke followed by burnt toast, old coffee grinds, oatmeal and dark chocolate. Slightly one dimensional with all of the deep roast. The sweeter, lighter malt notes are really overpowered and it smells pretty boozy.
Full body with a flavor profile that’s very similar to the aroma. There’s some strong boozy heat up front along with robust, overly roasted dark malt flavor. These flavors dominate the palate with strong alcohol and smokey, burnt malt lingering over the sweeter light malt notes into a dry, almost acrid finish. Hints of burnt sugar, deeply roasted coffee bean, charcoal, toast and bittersweet dark chocolate make this beer overwhelmingly dry and a bit harsh to drink. The booze provides some sweetness but this beer is lacking in balance. I was hoping for some sweeter, dessert-like malt flavor to counter the roast/bitterness but unfortunately, there just isn’t enough of it in there. After it warms considerably, I’m picking up some bakers chocolate, fudge and caramel which help tone down the alcohol and deep roast. My palate is starting to adjust to the alcohol and it becomes a bit easier to drink as I make my way through the glass. Overall, this beer is intense and a bit too one dimensional for my liking.