ContemplateBeer (1525) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Chocolate + light coffee roast, a bit of oak and waffle cone, a touch of smoke. Appearance: Dark ruby black with a creamy tan head. Flavor: Matches the nose; fairly dried out but not secco, roast and chocolate are most apparent with a little waffle cone as well. Palate: Medium body, very creamy texture, average carbonation, long finish. Overall: Wonderful beer.
kraddel (2958) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best enjoyed by 07/28/09 , drank in april 2014 .
Pours almost black , rather small grey foam .
Smell is intence sweet oats .
Good carbo . Oaty , chocolaty , malty taste . Not as thick as i usuallu like , but thick enough . Some coffee , some port aspects . Very intresting ( never really had an old stout ) but i really dig it
Wittales (632) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was amber black with creamy diminishing off white 1/2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are dark chocolate, soft coffee with roasty malt, no alcohol. Taste are coffe, chocolate, full black roasted malts, no alcohol. Palate is soft creamy cO2 with full body, then lasting chocolatly coffee finish. A great stout.
EricTeusink (679) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with jrob21 and Westmeister. Name is appropriate for the color. Scent is of roasted malts and baker’s chocolate. Starts slightly sweet with excellent bitter finish. Bottle - Shared at Tasting
ADesenberg (581) - Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft: I can’t get enough of this... Aromas are roasty chocolaty, tobacco... Caramel. Lovely flavor, very roasty... Coffee and chocolate. This is what a stout should be to me. Nice sweetness over the top of everything. Lovely.
Lothore (548) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Bottle is dated 4/05. Pours a deep black hue with a small coffee head which dissaptes quickly.
S-Smell is very sweet, caramel, roasted malt, coffee.
T- Tastes is dominated by roasted malt but rounded out by a deep sweetness that sticks around for quite a while.
M- Thick with low carbonation.
D- This has aged extremely well. Flavors are all very mellow and has perhaps gotten a little too sweet but it was tasty none the less.
Holtguy (114) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with tan head. Aroma is smoky. Flavor is roasted malts with quite a bit of bitterness, Not a lot of smoke in the flavor, unlike the aroma. Good alcohol warming. Full bodied. Very good Imp Stout.
Gooball201 (39) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Seasonals are GLBC. As is stouts. This is spectacular in the RIS category in the same manner as Chillwave is for DIPA. Little sweet yet roasty.
Ricoslim (116) - - MAR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into snifer. Black color with a with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is light. Coffee ground is most dominant. Smooth taste with a nice alcohol aftertaste. Curious how it will age.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at federal taphouse Lancaster. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Doesn’t leave much lacing in the glass. Big licorice type malt on the nose. Lots of malt and a fair amount of bitterness on the tongue. Finishes clean and hides its alcohol well. Definitely a winter warmer type beer and solid for style.