JBPortland (404) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours deep rich brown with small thin head. Nose is nutty coffee, faint smoke, and bakerís chocolate. Taste is a nutty, coffee, dark fruit and bread, bitter chocolate, some booze. Finish is bitter roasty nuts, almonds, amd bakerís chocolate with some subtle smoky, ashy notes. Solid.
conway (1049) - - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black and gives off a nice roasted malt aroma with some slight coffee and chocolate notes. Taste mostly follows suit. Nice chewy and oily palate. Pretty prototypical for the style, but super enjoyable.
HeadyDE (409) - Delaware, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour to snifter..medium black color with small amount of dark tan head..slight carbonation rising from sides..aroma is good with a mix of french vanilla coffee..brown sugar..chocolate..mouthfeel is fairly light-medium bodied for the high abv which canít be detected on first sip..very smooth leaves a lingering warming trace on finish and close..yet with none of the heat and alcohol burn common in some offerings of the style..very tasty ris..worth seeking out..
Doghair (217) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with minimal foam. Dark roasty malt aroma with coffee. Taste is dark malt, coffee, some brown sugar and little hop finish. Excellent stout!
Dal9000 (132) - Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Initial mild taste of cocoa with a build to chocolate after a few seconds. Smooth and light for a stout.
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Criz (27) - - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown in color with thin tan head. Vanilla nose with hint of alcohol. Tastes of vanilla, coffee, oak. Good imperial.
keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a creamy tan head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate and roast malts. The flavor has the chocolate and a bit of coffee. Very smooth and creamy.
SSSteve (3633) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No head. Vinous fruity flavor with raisin and red fruits. Full bodied with a hint of alc in finish but an overal. Decent offering.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle while home in Akron. Poured into a cocktail glass (yeah I know...best Jim had to offer.) Jet black, opaque pour with a thin foamy off-white head. The aroma was delightful with dark chocolate, roasted nuts, wood, vanilla, cocoa nibs. Taste was very good. Deep, rich dark chocolates, nibs, spices, vanilla, and a mild hop profile. Medium full body. Moderate carbonation. Awesome finish of dark chocolates and spice.
tcane7 (1515) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a near black with thin tan head. Nose of roast, coffee, chocolate. Medium body. Strong roast taste, some astringency. Fairly bitter.