GMCC2181 (1587) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve passed on this beer a couple times due to its price or availablilty. Shit... now I regret it.. This beer is big time, Peter Gabriel style. Huge nose of roasted malts and chocolate. Super black in color, with a huge khacki head. Tons of burnt roasted malts and coffee. Almost over whelming. Flavor follows the nose. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. All in a huge way with out one flavor over powering one. Just a big imperial porter, much like an imperial stout. Body is thick and oily. The twelve percent is hidden well but this is one big winter warmer beer. Sipping this beer on a cold night next to a fire would be ideal. Overall: A++ worth seeking out.
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice pour. Very dark with a dark chocolate colored head. As it settles the head becomes lighter in color and creamy. Top layer of creamy head stays around for the whole drink like a puddle of oil. Smells like pure smooth chocolate with a nice background of coffee beans. Big big chocolate taste. Very smooth. Also a roasty black coffee and brown sugar taste. Very good alcohol feel. Really good stuff. The look alone may be the highlight.
Beerman6686 (6244) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was toroasted malt, dark chocolate, and smokme. Flavor was the same, a little sweet, but fairly dry, smoke, and burnt brown sugar. Good but not great.
IloveIPAs81 (59) - - FEB 23, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle; pours black with a brownish mocha head. Nice smells of coffee biscuits and toffee beautiful silky mouth feel. It was even better than I imagined it to be a fantastic beer and only got better and better as it warmed up.
fletchfighters (1399) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour, settles black. Dark leather head that falls to a thick layer of film. Big ABV legs.
Nose is hazelnut, coffee, dark chocolate, big roast, some char, and vanilla. Wonderful nose.
Tast is slightly forward sweet but quite good. Sweet dark chocolate, hazelnut, kahlua, vanilla, and notes of dry and dusty oak with coco powder.
Feel is sweet at first but finishes quite dry. Massive mother. Big time beer
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just as my mouth envisioned this brew! Beautiful rich dark chocolate appearance that finishes with the sweetness of biscotti!
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Sask89 (508) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a frothy mocha head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of coffee with some chocolate and vanilla undertones. Taste is a nice balance of sweet and bitter with neither being overpowering. Creamy mouth feel, softer carbonation and full bodied. Awesome stout, really enjoyed this one.
mstrcrwly (949) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Bomber poured into a tulip glass..great pour..dark with 2 finger tan head..aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla..but taste didn’t match the aroma..just ok.
Vignale (3255) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från SB. Stor söt doft av vanilj, kaffe och chokladkola. Maffigt tjock smak med kaffe, choklad, vanilj, nötter, smörkola och sötlakrits. Eftersmaken är kärvare och balanserar de söta smakerna bra. Hårdrostade smak med tjära och bitter mörk choklad. Bra balans och riktigt maffig. Fantastiskt god.
gunnfryd (14046) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, licorice. Flavour is vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, hop, licorice , caramel, alcohol. Full body. worl class beer.