nuplastikk (5709) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Alchemy. Pitch black with steady beige head. Big chocolate coffee aroma. Thick chocolate taste, not unlike Southern Tier Chokolat, but with the added complexity of the bourbon aging, which adds a fruity vanilla pungency. Thick mouthfeel, bet relatively mellow carbonation. Rugged, but comes off smoother than say, Bells 9000. Well done, chocolate dominated Imperial Stout. Coffee shines in the aftertaste but overall quite well balanced.
wedgie9 (2598) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes. Rating #300. Tasted from 12oz bottle purchased at Lush Roscoe. Pours a super dense and opaque dark brown with a huge brown head that slowly recedes to heavy lace and collar. The nose is primarily coffee with dark chocolate, bourbon, and the oaky aromas of coconut and vanilla. The flavors are bourbon and vanilla sweetness up front with the oak and coffee coming through in the middle. The dark chocolate, more coffee, and hops bitterness dominate the back. The body is huge with average carbonation and a long finish that runs through the same profile as the palate. The alcohol is present, but integrated very well.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Poured a black color with almost no head. The aroma was vanilla and alcohol. The flavor was bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and toasted malts. This is definitely and sipper. Overall, a fantastic flavorful beer.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - OCT 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle. Deep black color with a tannish head. Cocoa, roasty malt in your nose. Fantastic mouthfeel and flavors.; Coffee, vanilla, caramel, oak, bourbon. Super well balanced and rich. Long chewy finish with some hops evident in the finish. Great beer.
finol (2984) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2015 Bottle from Cracked Kettle.
Liqour, tarr and ciggar in addition to the regular breakfast stout. Thick and heavy chocolate.
hirigalzkar (2808) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black. Notes of salmiak, red wine and some vanilla in the aroma. The taste is really complex without being hard to drink. Notes of chocolate, coffee alcohol and salmiak. The body could have been bigger, otherwise a great brew!
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured by me, shared with Raf, during Borefts. Bottle, courtesy of the extreme generosity of Papsoe. Thanks!
Rich chocolate cream taste, espresso coffee, roasted malts, big chunk of cream, white chocolate, chocolate coffee beans, slightly grainy texture, very easy to drink, outstanding finish and great lacing. Just an awesome beer. I love this. WOW.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 I donít think that beer can really get better than this...I think Dark Lord was, but I donít remember that clearly.
Anyway, this stuff is freaking fantastic. If you are nervous about drinking warm beer, DONT BE, you need to drink this warm. I poured it having never chilled it and thatís the way to go...
Looks like motor oil, pours black with coffee head. Tons of hop, chocolate, booze and roast in the nose. Palate is amazing smooth and flavorful, including tons of hops, chocolate, vanilla, roasted black malt, coffee, and more. Drinks amazinngly smooth and the high booze content is very well hidden. No bitter finish.
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black colored brew. Aroma has bourbon and vanilla. Flavor has vanilla, licorice, bourbon, some coffee and mild dark chocolate. Aftertaste is bourbon, a bit alcoholic. But overall a very enjoyable beer.
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: I donít think even Superman could see through this stuff! you basically just see your reflection in the glass. Darkest brown/black. Head is a deep brown turning to lighter as it settles down
Smell: Straight bittersweet chocolate smell, followed by bourbon, coffee, and alcohol
Taste: I keep reading complex from others but for me it really is just the chocolate, bourbon, and coffee I taste. Very pleasant though! Taste lingers in the mouth for a long time
Mouthfeel: Not as heavy as I would have expected. I liked it though
Drinkability: Definitely drinkable, but not something you can drink mulitple glasses of. Youíd be drunk and broke in a short period of time!