RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured pitch black with a large mocha head and impressive lacing. Aroma is big dark fruit, soy sauce, bakers chocolate, and booziness. Taste is roasted malt and dark chocolate upfront followed by dark fruit and booze. Enjoyable creamy mouthfeel with alcohol warming on the finish and flavors lingering.
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 2, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap, 10oz pour - almost didn’t pay the hefty price tag - glad I did though. Thick and Black, with a creamy tan head. Smell is dark dark roasty chocolate, dark fruit, and yes hops are there as well. Flavor is very complex - starts with bittersweet dark chocolate malt, espresso and then it is balanced in the finish by a roasty and hoppy bitterness. Palate is amazing - creamy and thick but very drinkable, I could sip on a lot of this. The only thing that could make this better is putting it in a bourbon barrel.
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great brew. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt and some coffee and sweets. Flavor is even more complex with chocolates, roasted malts, caramel and even some darker fruits.
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle I split at a tasting. Pours solid black with a very nice brown head. Nose is very sweet with chocolate and caramel - definitely resembles a nice malty barleywine in the flavor department. Flavor is rich and sweet with toasty malt and nice citrusy hops. A hell of a beer. Definitely glad this one survived being stuffed in my luggage for the flight from Chicago to Austin...
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow - incredible sweet grapefruit citrus hope aroma out of the bottle. Then it pours a midnight black with a gorgeous mocha head... When in the glass and after breathing a bit a surprising and very distinctive juniper note arises. In addition that grapefruit, heavily roasted bitter malts, dark chocolate and coffee. The aroma dyes down after the pour losing a decent amount of complexity. Tasted very bitter - hops, roasted malt, incredibly rich milk chocolate. Just an incredibly tasting impy stout. --Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big dark chocolatey goodness met with roasted coffee. Enjoyable medium sweetness. Hops weren’t as explicit as the deScription led one to expect. Bold and well worth returning to.
mnoud (301) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012.03.14 - 650ml bottle in pint glass. Bottled 03/06/10. Pours very dark, basically black. Very opaque, no light gets through. Caramel colored head is active and endures even after settling. Aroma is a bit of raisiny sort of sweetness and a bit of smoke. Taste matches, sweetness up front and finishing with a bit of alcohol warmth and bitterness. This is a pretty heavy stout, and strong at 11.7%. Not bad.
libertine (293) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
nightstalker is a great name since it pours black as night.has a brown head i have nice lacing on my tulip glass.aroma of chocolate,expresso,dark fruits,roasted malts and some smoke.taste sames as it smells with a full body and a bitter sweet finish.this is nice
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle - 2012 bottle. Pours viscous jet black, with huge tan head, lasting and beautiful intricate lacing. Big pungent hoppy aromas of grapefruit, oranges, slight malt and coffee but mostly all hops. Medium bodied. Tastes of big fruit, malty bread, and finishes with bittering goodness. Lots going on, very fresh.
IluvatarMilan (281) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfect pitch black body. Brilliant aroma of heavy coffee malts, mild hops, incredible depth.
Taste is overwhelming. Raisins, vanilla. Though hard to describe this is clearly world class beer, abundant in character and easily keeping its distance from other venerable beers.