WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Closed for Business, Charleston, SC. Usually never rate anything this high but wow, this brew is special. A dark mahogany body with nice caramel lacing. Smells of bread, sugar, chocolate, dark fruits and roasted malts compliment a near perfect silk mouthfeel. The flavor is very unique, morning coffee, Italian sweet cream, figs, molasses, and well..biscotti. You have to try it, no excuses.
thepatrickman (835) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at home. This was a surprise -- despite hearing great things about this beer, it was really thin and there was a distinct tartness from the lower pH from the dark malts. The cocoa and almond aromas helped deepen everything, but it still was just a middle-of-the-pack imperial stout.
Leafs93 (2109) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small mocha head that quickly dissipated into a thin film. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, coffee, vanilla and toffee. Taste is sweet with mild bitters. Full bodied with an oily almost creamy texture. Soft carbonation and overall a great stout that maintains a great balance by never becoming to sweet.
bpreo (2529) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The flavors are great, but not perfect. The best thing about this beer is the 11.5% alcohol.
Karol (808) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned. Shared by my friend Paul from San Diego. Almost pitch black color. Fantastic spicy aroma plus espresso, dark chocolate. Taste mirrors the aroma, but it has a lower body. Overall fantastic nevertheless the low body.
Sjohnh (752) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
That is good - thanks Beer Gonzo. For a big stout, it keeps its head well and the lacing is good. Lovely palate - thick, creamy, frothy, alcohol bite. The vanilla and almond smooth out the bitter chocolate taste, and we also get syrupy oils, nuts and toasted malt.
jamestulloch (3427) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Bottle Baron. Black body with a medium beige head that gradually fades. Good lacing. Aroma of caramel, fig roll and nuts. Flavour of biscotti biscuit, prunes, espresso and chocolate ice-cream. Medium to full body with a thick, sticky mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Boozy but tasty. Quite heavy going.
klm1 (986) - - SEP 11, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2016 Head to head with imperial biscotti BBA:
Pours black oily color, clear, with tan brown head, which immediately transforms itself to a ring around the glass. Aroma: dark, roasted malts, with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, molasses, cantuccini biscuits, hint of peat, leather...flavor: intense dark, roasted malt flavor, with notes of dark chocolate, cacao nibs, coffee, vanilla, licorice, molasses, cantuccini, dark fruits...finish is slightly bitter, astringent, body is full, texture is super smooth, carbonation is low. Imperial stout with big aging potentials.
asheft (2960) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Gnarly Barley. Licorice and molasses aroma with some pine hops. Opaque black and thick and oily under with no head. Sweet vanilla and pumpernickel with dark chocolate and resin hops bitterness. Licorice accents. Clean finish, medium full body, moderate to low carbonation. Slightly warming.
HighlanderOne (1233) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 16oz can. Aroma nails biscotti, with some dry cocoa. Stout black with big tan lacing head. Tasting dry cocoa, annisette, licorice (redundant), almond extract, coffee, sweet malt, vanilla, touch of spice. What I’m not tasting is alcohol, which is crazy given the percentage. Slightly sticky feel, but that is understandable considering all the flavors. This is a phenomenal beer, but one that I probably won’t have again due to the Alcohol content.
Echon (366) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black. Rich roasted malty flavour with a good deal of chocolate and some coffee notes. Sweet taste with medium bitterness. Full body. Very good.