Jamesthebrit (291) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is cherry chocolate. Smooth a little acidity but very good. It has a hint of like stale dog poop or something. Looks ideal. Pours black. Amazing dark brown head with a tinge of cherry. Taste is not bad. Large acidic note in the middle takes a lot away. Boozy earthy and bitter. Acidy boozy finish. Maybe a little sweet cherry note in the end. Sits heavy but finish is watery.
Overall better than regular imperial biscotti break but not amazing. The hints of cherry are nice and a nice compliment but the base beer is not good enough.
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Decadent like Imperial Bisc. Break but with an added complexity, oth fruity sweet and tart, from the cherries. Abounds in vanilla, chocolate, and almond as well. 4.3-4.4. World class.
pdx77 (1443) - Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom. Pitch black color. Aroma is bourbon-soaked cherries, dark chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste is cocoa nibs, bourbon, cherry, lactose, and roasted, slightly smokey malts. Smooth mouthfeel and finish that disguises the alcohol really well.
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample during RBSG. From notes. fruity and drink with notes of coffee, chocolate and cherry.
veronneaupy (175) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Au nez, on sent le chocolat, la cerise et les réglisses Twizzlers! En bouche, c'est sucré, un beau grain, le café et une pointe de vieillie. La finale est soyeuse, sucrée et très balancée. Du génie!
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tiong (4010) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ District Tap House, New York
Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, coffee, berries, hints of cherries and sweet syrup. Taste is sweet, roasty and heavy with notes of licorice, berries and sweet syrup. Finish is sweet, sticky and heavy with some syrupy notes, hints of licorice, cherries and tartness. Quite heavy and complex.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a dark brown with a thin fizzy dark brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of cherries, cocoa, urinal cake. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, tart cherries. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, mild booze.
jrob21 (2666) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The final drink on a long and terrible political night. Definite fruit working here with the cherry. Both in the aroma and flavors. Light roasty malt. Well balanced and smooth. A little lighter than what I was expecting but pretty on par with a good porter. Finish is a little bitter sweet, milk chocolate as well.
portableparty (1953) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours oily black pour with a thin tight mocha ring. Aroma is chocolate cherries roasted burnt malt little pest. Taste is more chocolate cherries faint tartness bitter subtle peat and roasted malt. Palate is medium slick and chalky dry.
SpongeRuiner (777) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a solid black color with a light creamy colored head full of bubbles. A sweet candy cherry aroma. A light chocolate coating with tart cherries. Very drinkable considering the abv. Still a creamy feel until the end. Good stuff. Only the second I’ve had so far of the series but I like the original better.
Dogbrick (8657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew pours an inky black color with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, cherries and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of tart cherries, dark chocolate and roasted malt. The finish is black cherries and malt. Pretty good overall.