scotchzombie (533) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boot black with short tan head. Audible carbonation. No lacing. Wet. Aroma alcohol, cocoa malt. Taste is roasted chocolate malt, coffee, alcohol. Slightly burnt coffee aftertaste. Flavorful but a bit thin.
superspak (4751) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast, nuttiness, light char, light raisin, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark, roast, and bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast, nuttiness, light char, light raisin, and roast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of roast/coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, caramel, toffee, toast, nuttiness, light char/raisin, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness and complexity of dark, roast, and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial stout. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark, roast, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Bailz316 (255) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with small tan head. Burnt malts and dark chocolate palate. Smoky, bitter finish
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. Finishes mildly sweet.
italianjohn (2908) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thin off white head and light sticky lacing ... Taste is of bitter dark chocolate roasted and bitter with a caramel malt backbone ... Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and caramel malts .... has a lingering bitter bite
Chudwick (2852) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle (8.5% ABV per bottle) into Le Guinness Coupe du Monde 2010 - nose is wet toasted wheat bread. Sip adds coffee. I like the style but this particular example is not doing it for me; itís too boring. As it warms I get more chocolate. dry.
jeremyh70 (1068) - Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with gold highlights, a good tan head with decent lacing. Aroma is roasted malt with coffee beans and some cocoa and chocolate. Taste is less chocolatey than expected with the roasted malt and dark coffee flavors being more prominent. There are some hints of chocolate but they are in the background. Also a sharp roasty bitterness that borders on tasting metallic, but doesnít offend my palate. Finishes with mild coffee and bitterness. Mouthfeel is semi creamy with a medium body and low/medium carbonation. Solid and good tasting stout but is more balanced than expected, considering its name.
Erikh04 (153) - - APR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Clemson. A little thin. Finishes hoppy. Not my favorite.
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CopterScott (245) - Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown to black in color with a thin tan head with some lacing. aroma is roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. flavor is the same. medium carbonation.
beernbourbon (1558) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old bottle in my parentís fridge. Pour is dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate shake and light roasted malt. Flavor is really really true to.aroma. light milk chocolate and faint roasted malt. Not complicated. A little sweet and a little thin on the palate.