EtTuCthulhu (858) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew’s aroma is overwhelmingly (read: disgustingly) boozy with very slight hints of hops and toasted caramel malts, but the appearance is an opaque black color with a brown ring of foam on top of the edge of the liquid. The taste is a lot better than the smell, for there is no boozy burn or oiliness to the beer at all; rather, the taste is mildly umami, mildly sweet, and slightly bitter, and the mouthfeel combines a medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, and long finish, which results in the second of these two facets being inappropriate for the style that this beer claims to be.
RespertFTW (461) - Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very thick dark pour. Malt, raisin and chocolate aroma and taste. Nice palate, thick and creamy. Solid beer.
Arayaga2 (1747) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 Cola black with a cocoa colored head. Aroma is chocolate, a bit of coffee, and a piney hop buzz pulled together with some booze. Taste is more of the same: rich with malt, mole-asses, liquorice and prune, with high alcohol evident from start to finish. $10/22oz
PhillyCraft (2771) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at Pour house, pours black, light off white head, not much lacing. Sticky palate. Aromas are barrel, nail polish remover and acetone. Taste is toffee, bourbon, chocolate, smoked malt, and caramel. Thicker bodied. I enjoyed everything but aroma but when u factor in that this was produced by the man...ill pass. Buy American!
akoeninger (322) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 Pours very black with tan head. You first notice the floral, citrus smell of the hops but then as it continues you get the chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt you would expect. Hints of alcohol as well. This beer tastes complex! You get the hops first, then a yummy chocolate flavor with some alcohol. Where a barrel-aged beer would turn sweet and bourbon this gets bright and floral. This brings out more refreshing take on a normally heavy style. It?s just good and different. The hops do not dominate but come in subtly in a masterful way. The finish is still warming and roasted, yet tropically fresh.
BrentBlack (10) - Adirondacks, New York, USA - APR 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge whiff of the hops upon pouring...faded quickly to a boozy roasted malt. Flavor matched the nose of this one well. Kind of a burnt caramel roasted malt flavor with a big boozy finish...nice imperial stout. Bottled on date of 11/19/12. Didn't get much of the hops so this one may do better with some age. Brewer suggests drinking within 180 days of bottling.
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skokott (38) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
malt, prunes, caramel, sweet chocolate, booze and bourbon quite strong alcohol taste but not distractingly so. One of these a session will do you just fine.
Definitely one of my tops and indicative of the style but nothing outrageously unique.
adrian910ss (2275) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bomber. Pours an oily pitch black with a huge creamy brown head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, barley and dry hops. Taste of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and dry hops. Superb.
edgallow (1634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Taste is malt, licorice, and coffee.
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TheHOFF43 (1615) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black as night with some tan head. Aroma is strong roasted malts, cocoa and booze. Flavor matches aroma but has a wonderful mouthfeel to it. Nice and creamy with some bourbony notes.