monkeychugg55 (991) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 Pours a dark, thick, black with a small brown head that lightens and eventually disappears. Mega roasty aroma, with some light chocolate and butterscotch. The aroma is pretty sweet overall. The flavor on the other hand, is very robust. In addition to the characteristics found in the aroma, there is also a hint of coffee and anise on the finish. Coffee bitterness finishes this one out. Thick and rich on the palate, the carbonation adds the slightest bit of texture. This is an amazing Imperial Stout, comparable to Expedition.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, no date. Pitch black with tan foam, very nice retention and lacing. Big notes of caramel malt in the nose, almost no roast or hop, just sweet with some booziness. Sweet, woo sweet, boozy fruitiness, lots of crystal malts and then an unwelcome bitterness, long lingering bitterness. Seems confused, too sweet & not enough roast to be a great imperial stout and way too bitter to be a great foreign export stout
SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. whoa! didnít realize this was my 2112 beer. RUSH. nice milestone!.... black with medium sized cream brown head. cocoa, chocolate aroma with a small hint of fruity hops. very smooth and creamy. rich and robust. nice mix of dark and milk chocolate flavors with not too many hops. a plus imo. a really impressive palate on this beer. again, abv is well hidden.
Wellestone (33) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at Stub and Herbís Mpls, MN with elgaucho on 1/14/09. Poured inky black with mahogany tones when swirled up to the light. Muddy and thick with medium lasting lt brown creamy head. Roasty malts complement the dark bitter chocolate and mild coffee nose with some slight hoppiness in the background. Flavor is moderately sweet with light hop bitterness and is dominated by the roasted chocolate. Finish is long. Mouthfeel is medium to full and syrupy with the lightest carbonation and moderate alcohol. Very very nice
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JAN 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Sergioís. Pours a pitch black with a nice creamy tall khaki head that holds well (dense) if poured aggressively--leaves nice lace. This isnít really my syle any more, but this stuff smells damn good. Like a rich chocolatey milk shake--milk chocolate, a bit of coffee, vanilla, very slight hint of hops. Very rich. The flavor is the same. Thick rich milk shake imperial stout. Thick full body with minimal smooth carbonation. Imperial stouts have just gotten boring for me recently, but this beet is truly outstanding... if your love imperial stouts, you should seriously dig this beer.
BroSpud (1947) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep dark black with a small darkish tan head and lasting lacing. Sweet aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste is sweet up front followed by just the right bitterness. Very minimal alcohol taste though Iím definitely feeling it. Mouthfeel is like velvet. Man this is good stuff. This bottle was fairly new so I would like to get some more of these to age for awhile.
dogfish120love (1074) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown with a chocolate colored lacing around the edges of the glass. The aroma very coffee like, with notes of vanilla and chocolate. The flavor consists of coffee, alcohol and chocolate (but predominantly coffee or burnt chocolate). The body is a little thin.
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black, black, black...canít see the light. Creamy brown head. Dark chocolate aroma. Initially creamy on the palate, but becomes a little more syrupy as the carbonation is released. Dry and bitter, the kind that makes me smile. The alcohol is well masked, with only a pleasing warmth in the end. Iím going to run out and stock my cellar with this.
Sabrinic (23) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Espresso black body with a tan head. Pours and drinks thick - an oily/creamy feeling on the palate. Toasted chocolate aroma. Great bitter coffee flavor with citrus notes. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Great flavor with a bitterness that really stands out. Will definitely drink again.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Roasty chocolately aromas. A little chocolate, a little roasted coffee on the the palate. Noticed a metallic note on the mid palate. Other than that a very good stout.