Concealer (888) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark brown, near black with a creamy chocolate brown head. Smells of espresso, toasted malt, dark fruit, and chocolate and light caramel. Flavor is toasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, espresso and some chocolate.
blankboy (6412) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a very dark amber-brown, almost black, with a large lasting frothy tan head. Some minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, light hops, a hint of smoke and some lactic notes. Flavour of roast, coffee and alcohol first followed by lactic notes, light smoke, dark chocolate, some earthiness and a big bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good.
nealblind (972) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour some tan head. Lactic hay aroma chocolate coffee aroma. Tastes boozy heavy soy sauce, leather. bitter finish. Sorta boring.
maltman53 (424) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Imperial Stout at 10% ABV that pours a French roast coffee color, nice head and lacing, beautifully balanced malt and hops, though this is a monster malt-forward beer, long finish featuring melted licorice notes. Quite a beer!
thirdeye11 (5711) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught) near black, thick dark tan creamy head. Nose of pretty fairly citrus heavy hops, pine, roasty chocolate, vanilla/cream, chocolate malt. Taste of grapefruit, bitter chocolate, more bitter thanI would like so it’s hard to detect other flavors. Bitter citrus finish. Reminds of a black ipa.
tmrmwel (1156) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small mocha head. Aroma is burned malts, tobacco, oak and peaty notes of burned wood. Creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with burned malts, muscovado, tobacco and liquorice.
Christpuncher (1686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A really smooth imperial stout. Extremely strong almost to a point where you loose the flavor of the stout. Nicely bitter with little aftertaste.
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Prufrockstar (1350) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, now at a reasonable price. Pours thick, viscous, nearly black with tan head. Aroma is big and roasty, with chocolate, coffee, and sugary notes. Taste roasty, almost smoky, with perceptible ethanol. Rich, with bitter finish lingering and commingling with the alcohol burn/warmth. Full body, soft carbonation, thick and syrupy. Overall: evil twin, I like your style.
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ericdevin (985) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Bier Stein, Eugene. Pours an opaque black/brown, little bit of tan head. Aroma roasty and herbal, vicious. Body harsh, roasty, finish has some bitterness. Meh. Reminds me of Ten Fidy in its herbal/grassy sensibilities, not for me.
Chudwick (2326) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
funded by the $20 I found on the street series: 12oz bottle from 3/13/13 - pours dark brown to black with huge light brown head and sparse lacing. Nose is roast and dark chocolate. Flavor adds light coffee. Medium to big body. Not as dry as I would expect. Roast aftertaste. Bitter like dark chocolate. For a beer that is 10% ABV, it drinks like an unmodified stout. I’m glad I tried it and am looking forward to more from this brewery.