swesson (272) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice espresso/licorice aroma permeates this imperial stout. The flavor is full but not as complex as say a Yeti Espresso. Bold and wonderfully bitter, this one is a keeper. Okay head but weak lacing.
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argo0 (11890) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Small brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, roast, some cream. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, brown sugar, some lactose, light roast. Creamy medium-full body.
Travlr (14674) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask courtesy if argo0, thanks! Brown color, almost flat. Aroma of slightly peppery and smokey chocolate. Taste is chocolate covered coffee beans. Not bad.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was really good, tons of coffee flavor with a little extra sweetness that lead to a great stout with great balance. Pours dark brown with brown head, lots of lacing. It’s got a rich coffee flavor and decent sweetness, some chocolate flavor, and a long dry finish. Very tasty cask.
pras (512) - Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Merry Firkin Christmas. This grotesque santa liked this cask the best of the three holiday party specials. Aroma was classic kujo with some spice. Flavor was more of the same with the coffee cake flavors coming through to a greater extent.
jcos (1643) - Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Cask on November 30th, 2012 at Flying Dog Holiday Party.
Appearance: Pours dark opaque, light white head.
Aroma: Aroma of coffee, roast.
Taste: Coffee, roast, and truly a cake flavor.
Palate:Medium body, slick.
Summary: Of the three holiday specials, this was my favorite. Was not expecting it to be. Really enjoyable. Please bottle it!