yankeefan21 (134) - New York, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours deep black with minimal beige head.
Deep roasted aroma with lots of dark malt, burnt toast, and roasted coffee bean.
Taste is smoke and roasted coffee bean bitterness with very little malt sweetness to balance. It has almost an instant coffee quality to it. Alcohol heat is also present.
This beer is actually pretty light in body with a long dry finish.
It’s nothing to write home about. Certainly not in my wheelhouse, though I am not a coffee drinker. If you like coffee, maybe give it a shot?
Jared_Clifton (13) - - JAN 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour dark brown with tan head. Medium to heavy body. Tastes of coffee, milk chocolate, with a creamy sweetness then finishes with some roasted malt and dark fruits. A really underestimated imperial stout.
dnstone (2251) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep boron in color with a solid tan head. Roasty sweet taste with slight spiced undertones.
Notes: GABF ’13
Beardaxe (283) - - JAN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into teku glass. Was pleasantly surprised by this. Fruitier than expected with lots of plums and other dark fruits. Sweetness, while strong, never felt cloying. A little roast comes in on the finish which gives the beer better balance and some subtlety. Enjoyed this.
njager246 (384) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of chocolate and coco, similar taste almost creamy mouth feel, doesn’t pack the punch of some imperial stouts, very nice!
SamP01 (595) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A black slightly viscous on the pour with a small brown head. Aromas of dark plum fruit essence, cacao and dark mild roasted malt. Taste is sweet dark dried fruit, plums, dark mild roasted malt with some pleasant notes of cacao. Palate is a full body, smooth and creamy going down. Finish is sweet cacao, dark malt with a nice dark fruity flavor of plums and dried fruit. Flavor and aroma slowly intensifies as it warms up. has good balance. Overall a very well done wonderful full flavored and tasty brew.
tillmac62 (285) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BBD 5/13/15. Pours black as a starless night. Above normal head volume, excellent lacing and retention. Nice complex nose of semi-sweet chocolate, molasses, roast notes, hints of vanilla and dark fruit (plum, date) in the background. Almost full bodied with a nice creamy texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a touch of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish. The outstanding flavor profile is intense, very complex and reasonably balanced. It begins with a wave of flavor that slowly separates into sweet dark chocolate over molasses, then flows into the subtle vanilla and dark fruit notes. The middle is a strong roast flavor over a roast and hop bitterness that puckers the tongue a bit over a caramel sweetness. The finish is a slow fade of caramel/molasses sweetness over a lingering bitterness with just a hint of alcohol. This one is an excellent example of a roast forward stout that is masterfully complex and reasonably balanced with sweetness.
malvrich (35) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Even chilled it pours like used motor oil. Same color also. Surpringly a bit of head and sparkle.
S:Dark fruits, raisin, fig, no hop or hot alcohol.
T: 9% ABV prune juice with some fizz. Tastes good for what I’m getting but a bit cloying.
M: Pretty heavy and coating. Oily.
O: This is pretty good but I sure don’t want any more of these mofos.
Worthy experience, this was a 1st try.
sturmthis (638) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Black with thin beige head. Chocolate and dark fruits aroma. Dark fruits come out strong on the taste. Leaves a warming feeling, but doesn’t feel like a 8,5 beer. Terrific.
jsporrer (32) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours almost black with minimal tan head. Somewhat thinner than others but has full flavors that linger just enough but not too over powering. It has a very nice aroma of malt and dried fruits. It has a very smooth taste with no harshness or alcohol burn. It reminds me of Bell’s Expedition Stout but not quite as strong of flavor or as thick. It was very pleasant to drink but I would have preferred a little longer lasting flavor.
Christpuncher (1478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one starts out milky and chocolatey. Finishes with a bitter slightly hoppy nice chocolate flavor and easy to drink. Pours black with a tan head.
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