maekchu (2247) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Solid chocolate nose. Pitch black. Powdered chocolate initial / some fumes / light chocolate in finish. Medium body .Medium body. Sweet, with a nice palate. But it’s fairly one-dimensional stuff.
KyotoLefty (6643) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Shiny pitch black with a lovely head. Meaty, chocolate, light smoke and cafe au lait, chocolate chip cookies, ovaltine. Sweet milk chocolate, chocolate milk, ovaltine,, cocoa. Cookies. Soft, silky body, a bit light.
teorn88 (2470) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. It pours deep black with a medium beige head. Roast, dark coffee nose with light hops and a final booze kick.. Roasty, herb-spice malt. Dry espresso, almond-nuttiness, yeasty. Really nicely put together. Chocolate mousse, or tiramisu. Bold and quite unique.
wchesser (1220) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh batch-bottle. Pours deep thick black with espresso crema ring. Nose is coffee, dark malts, milk chocolate, light soy and molasses, booze became overwhelming on the nose as it warmed. Full bodied. Stewed figs, coffee, vanilla, light nuts, with hot, burning finish. Bit overrated, but would like to try again, maybe on draft and colder.
Gription79 (2296) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on draft at APEX. This is an amazing imperial stout. Big rich chocolate character, rich fruits(raisin, prune,fig), creamy milk chocolate, roasted malts, I picked up a touch of mint in the finish. Very good.
dalekliz (880) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours an inky black with a big tan head that lingers. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, malt, wood, sugar. Huge taste, lots of black coffee and sugar, with malt, wood. Lingering sweet and bitter coffee-malt. Excellent.
haukur (1335) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with a thumb of a brown head. Aroma certainly reminds me of Biscotti. Huge whiff of coffee, vanilla, sugar, bread and nuts. Smells almost like a cake. On the tongue it is surprisingly medium bodies considering how big this is. Weighing in at 11.5% it is incredibly drinkable and light. Finish is on the sweeter side. Certainly a good beer and maybe more exciting than I was expecting.
jake65 (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a full brown head. Dissapates quickly leaving a light oily sheen. Complex aroma is sweet, smokey, coffee, and cocoa. Translates well into the taste. Emphasis on coffee, with molasses and smokey undertones. I’d have to consider this a dessert beer for sure and I’m digging the how the coffee blends with the sweetness.
Johanwibb (20) - - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Snyggt högt kakao brunt skum som sig bör drar sig undan och ölet ligger spegel blankt som natten. Doftar ok av malt kaffe och lite aningen vanilj. Ölet ligger härligt i gomen och smaken är ljuvlig mellan den rostade malten kaffet och vanilj. Aningen besk eftersmak så lite lagring bör göra pricken över i.
HopRedHead (391) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Mane Liquor Male Sauna Club. Pours oily black with a creamy as fuck khaki head. Upfront aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, nuts and vanilla. Smells like a huge dessert. Flavours are immediate cocoa, followed by sweet nutty flavours and then a delayed espresso hit. Lingering coffee bitterness won’t even let me set the glass down, guzzler. Velvety mouthfeel, stellar beer.