thewalkindude (8) - - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is what black tastes like. It feels a lot stronger than 8 percent which is quite good. An excellent imperial.
Travlr (7942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Completely black, thick tan head. Aroma of licorice, burnt wood. Taste is roasty chocolate. OK.
camborne (279) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose of chocolate and vanilla. Well balanced stout. Flavors are very even with nothing overpowering. Smoke is faint and nice. Really good
freeofthoughts (522) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours near black with some tan fizz. The aroma is nice roasted barley with a touch of smoked malt and some dark fruits. The taste is rich malted roasted grains with an up front fruitiness, plums sweet red apples, black grapes, just a bit of sweetness. The carbonation is moderate and would probably be just right if the beer was aged a while. The smoked malt just slightly comes through along with the barrel flavors, they are more side notes to a barley and yeast driven beer, albeit very well done. Not your punch of whiskey and oak but a smooth well rounded stout landing right between big boozy imperial stoutís and fruity easy drinking mild stoutís.
natejgood (363) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with a frothy brown head. Aroma of dark fruit, malt and chocolate. Smells slightly sweet. Smooth coffee and chocolate in the mouth. Pretty solid beer overall.
sonnycheeba (1892) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, fizzy tan head; decent retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, earthy hops, figs and light dates. Flavor is mostly roast malt with some dark fruit esters, light smoke, light cocoa, and faint earthy hops; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
djroehler (150) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2013 Poured from bottle, heavy roasted malt chocolate, coconut, creamy, coffee. Very delicious.
northropfrye (1344) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An absolutely gorgeous beer. Nice aroma of vanilla and sweet malts, chocolate. Very enjoyable imperial stout.
cards04 (816) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2013 On tap at JL Beers in Fargo. Pours black with cocoa head. Very nice. Aromas were of anise and coffee. Flavours were strong black coffee mostly. Some sweetness. I liked it.
Re-rate: aromas of lactose and sour cherries. Flavours of smoke, anise, and toasted malts. Some coffee and cream notes. Very nice.
Thisis12ptfont (621) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of chalky coffee beans, cocoa and oak. Solid black with no foam whatsoever. Smooth flavors of cocoa, oak, coffee, dates and some bourbon. Very smokey on the palate with a alcohol sting on the finish. Overall, this is a very well rounded stout with crisp flavors and strong alcohol. Iíd give this an A rating.