hockeybeerguy (549) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rcvd in a trade, best before 2015; into a tulip, appearance is a pitch black colored body with a tan slim half finger of a head that ends up concaving into the body after a good minute; the smell has strong bourbon bourbon notes up front, light vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans; the taste is sweet through the bourbon notes, dark chocolate and then gets slightly balanced with the roasted coffee bean flavoring; coffee beans make
a stronger presence in the aftertaste than the bourbon does; dry roasty finish; not that easy on the palate - this bad boy is more a sipper; carbonation is actually fairly smooth and is pretty good for the style and for me; overall I say this is a pretty good Double Stout that I would have again, not sure if I like this as much as everybody else, but I will say its solid
blackflag321 (430) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bomber, pint glasses. Opaque, brown/black. Big, fine chocolate-colored head; I enjoyed just looking at this beer. Aroma: coffee, chocolate, malt. Taste: coffee, milk chocolate, malt. Palate: creamy smooth, luscious. Great beer I enjoyed watching the blizzard and playoff football on a Sunday afternoon.
jandd1983 (2050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cugino’s. It poured a thick black color with a tan head. The aroma was of roastiness, coffee and vanilla beans. The taste was of syrup and lots of vanilla in the backbone. It was heavy on the palate with lingering chocolate sweetness. Very nice.
maekchu (1698) - 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 (5793) - 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 (1911) - 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 (989) - 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 (2131) - 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 (824) - 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 (1164) - 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.