bpreo (2496) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
They really don’t get any better than this. Oak aged chocolate Stout! Sampled at the McKenzie River Taphouse, Springfield, Oregon.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
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Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours pitch black with a decent beige head. Aroma is very pleasant with chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, oak, vanilla and a hint of dates and plums. Flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is woody, bitter coffee and chocolate.
mysticbrew (114) - - OCT 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich dark black/brown with a tar colored head with lacings. The aroma a rich roasted malt and coco. The flavor carries a huge chocolate/coco flavor without the sweetness. The malt notes are roasted with a burnt finish. The body is full to medium-full with a satisfying linger in the palette.
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DubCInjun (36) - - OCT 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark with a dark brown head. Thick, warm mouthfeel. Tastes of chocolate, licorice, coffee, and overall pleasure with a warm, smooth finish. Outstanding.
Dodgrblu (731) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle from Ashland Oregon, jet black, thin mocha head, chocolate aroma, medium sweetness.
Dorkenstein (412) - - OCT 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice sweet plum and dark cocoa aroma. Some vanilla and roasted malts too. Taste is sweet plum and raisin, dark cocoa, vanilla, roasted malts and oak barrel.
furthur (879) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, black and thick beer, big dark khaki head fades, decent lace. Aroma coffee, vanilla, plum, oak, molasses. Taste is coffee and chocolate chip cookies, vanilla, molasses. A little sweet, but huge roasty chocolate cookies. Palate is super rich, carbonation nicely subdued. Cranking this rate. So roasty, so huge, so deep!
lefossoyeur (584) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a thick brown head fading into a good lace and veil. Chocolate liquor, vanilla and sweet chai spices comes through in the aromas. Rich, velvety palate, low carbonation, almost full bodied, loads of cocoa flavors, multi-layered with ligt spices in the end. Alcohol is so well hidden here. Delicious impy stout.
jc1762 (642) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2015 Into a taser showing pitch black with sparse coffee brown foam.
The nose shows a lot of good roasted coffee notes.
The palate is light bodied, foamy, smooth, with a strong coffee tartness. Coffee bitterness with a roasted smoky note on the linger. Slight oak permeates throughout the palate but it seems slightly too light for a stout.
Update 12/6/2015 in a bottle aged about 9 months
Poured into a tulip showing copper colored foams.
The nose showing moderately intense notes of sweet red bean, soy sauce, and hints of roasted coffee.
The palate is well carbonated and full bodied. Flavors of heavily roasted coffee on the first impression, maturing into more burnt coffee. and a finally a practically smoky dark coffee note on the finish. Dark dark dark!