teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating. Bottle at Caspar tasting at Chriso’s, London. It pours pitch black with a small brown head. Rich roasty stout with notes of dark chocolate coffee vanilla. Medium sweet and good roastiness. Full bodied with good carbonation. Very good RIS
Schwarzbart (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate seems to be the aroma that stands out the most backed up by semi-roasted and coffee malts. The taste is about the same with some light fruits and sweet malts, but it doesn't push the envelope. Sort of a run of the mill imperial stout and almost drinks like a standard stout.
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wlajwl (4321) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is dark malts, light coffee and hints of vinous and caramel/toffee. The flavor is dark malts, coffee, dark fruit/vinous, a hint of hops and an acidic/slightly spicy finish.
mintzmeet (308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice stiff smell. Creamy texture. Starts smokey, but a very abrupt sharp ending leads to blackened malt flavors.
dlovell2 (1073) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with tan head. Roasted malt aroma with cocoa, dark dried fruits and coffee. Roasted malt and sweet caramel malt flavor with a tart dried cherry flavor followed with a dark cocoa and roasted coffee finish. Really nice stout.
JRG7 (21) - - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black. Thin head. Medium/heavy body. Smells sweet. Very little carbonation. Great stout.
obguthr (4373) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Boiled cabbage and charcoal nose. Black, thin tan head. Sweet and vegetal. Rather cloying cane sugar with boiled cabbage. The off flavors subside leaving a drier but still sweet licorice note at midpalate and a welcome charred oak finish. Medium body. Significantly tainted. Such a pity.
Nsanders (662) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Blues Bar. Black with a thin tan head. Dark chocolate, light roast coffee, hazelnut, and alcohol. Taste is dryly sweet. Body is heavier with a syrupy feel.
raoul_duke (129) - - DEC 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz Bottle from a four pack at marianos. Very dark, some Amber and red at the edges. Very little head. Aroma has lots of malt and alcohol with some sweet chocolate and cherry. Hop, chocolate, and sweet malt on the palate. Pretty good stout. I wish it had more hop to it, but it isn’t overwhelmingly sweet either.
chucklemation (675) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan foam head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and some booze. Flavors are similar, with a surprising and refreshing sweetness. Delicious.