chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprisingly comforting. This imp. stout manages to be rich and bitter with a luxurious, creamy finish. If you let it linger on your tongue for too long, you get a little too much coffee burn, but straight down the hatch and youíre treated to a beautifully balanced stout. I know, that goes against traditional beer tasting wisdom, but it works here. Iím now determined to try a bourbon barrel version.
Miked1687 (455) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Very dark near black pour with a full creamy khaki head. Nose is rich roasted malt and coffee. Taste is bitter sweet chocolate, cereal, coffee, and a nice dark bitter coffee finish. Smooth mouth feel, pretty tame booze character. Solid all around.
Experiment_Ale (376) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roasted dark chocolate, big dark chocolate. taste is marshmellow, dark chocolate, carmelized sugar, molasses.
kermis (3652) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours near black with a medium beige head. Aroma of big roast, dark chocolate, caramel and malt. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
monkeychugg55 (815) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark cola pour with a black body and a tiny tan head. Solid chocolate and roast on the nose. A touch burnt but the residual sugars balance nicely. The flavor is not as burnt, but has some very strong bittersweet chocolate. A little dry on the finish, with some nice balancing bitterness and significant head on the back end, along with some cocoa powder. Not overly sweet or bitter, this goes down a little too easy. Very good.
Ratman197 (8471) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, graininess and light licorice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate and light coffee with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.
Imperial_Scout (282) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black. Nose is smokey chocolate, with roasted malt and some black pepper. Taste was the same. Smoother than a previous try I think due to age (this was either a í12 or an í11). All in all solid with chocolate being a defining characteristic.
Johnsense (600) - - SEP 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A year old bottle. Black pour, large frothy kahki head. Big roasty aroma, dark friit. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood, malty, dark fruit, a bit of smoke. Full body. No alcohol present in the taste.
SHIG (3279) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Guyute_Pig: Poured a deep thick oil black with a frothy beige head. Strong malts with some roastiness. Taste is nice smooth silky milk chocolate with edgy dark roasted malts. Has a nitro feel but in a bottle. Very tasty!
mar (4464) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black, khaki head. Nose is coffee, light chocolate, roasted malts, and more coffee. Great palate, heavy roasted malts , followed by chocolate, coffee, and a smooth finish.