crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark black body that almost absorbs light. A nice brown head that was initially thick and then faded to a small coating, good lace. Aroma had nice roasted malts, mostly of coffee but there was just the right amount of dark chocolate to give it some depth. Initial flavor was of the coffee malts, but the chocolate malts were just enough to take the edge off. Hops came through at the end with just the right amount of bitterness. A somewhat dry finish.
jar72404 (426) - USA - FEB 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Zeno’s. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is faint chocolate. Flavor is chocolate with a little vanilla. Very nice stout.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour deep brown almost black with large light brown head. Excellent lacing. Aroma coffee, a tad earthy, roasty and vanilla. Taste of grassy bitterness, chocolate, coffee, earthiness and hints of vanilla. MF is outstanding satin velvety smooth with a very fine carb and outstanding mouth coating quality. Great beer very well brewed.
grimreaperguru (263) - santee, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice jet black with a dark brown creamy head.The aroma was a robust roasted coffee with some earthy notes to it.The flavor was of creamy dark chocolate with some coffee notes.The body was full with a creamy mouthfeel and a nice bitter aftertaste.Overall the best stout in the U.S.A.!
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a small dark beige head. Some lacing. Flavor has tons of molassas and some decent roasted character. A little bittersweet cocoa with slight vanilla. Body is very rich, but maybe just compared to the other things I’ve been drinking today. Leaves a bitter roasted flavor on the tongue.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2011 Milk chocolate nose, with some lighter caramel, and a bit of coffee. Taste is relatively dry and the beer is well attenuated. The roast lasts throughout and into the finish. Some nice dark and milk chocolates. Just a tad ashy on the finish.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow this beer takes stouts to entirely new levels! Full bodied but oh so smooth. I could smell chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cream, oatmeal. I could taste chocolate, coffee, sweet malts and ever so slight hops mixing in there as well along with toffee and hints of caramel. Hides the alcohol very well. I have to say this is probably a beer I will be buying more of if it is around much longer. Highly recommended! Also when poured it has a nice amount of head that stays around and is that light brown color that only good stouts have.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a pitch dark, with a nice tan head. The aroma has some strong coffee and a little chocolate. The taste is very heavy on strong dark coffee, with some roasted malts and a bit of booze on the finish. The body is medium/heavy, with a very nice pleasant palate. For a stout this is a very enjoyable brew.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of hamilton23, thanks! nice well rounded and solid stout. nice and creamy body, moderate bitterness, some sweetness. drinkes very easy and is more impy that a lot of lesser imperial stouts. good stuff for sure.
JStax (5463) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber. Appearance is dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate and cappuccino. Taste is milk chocolate, hot chocolate, espresso, and cappuccino. This beer is fantastic. Very chocolaty and delicious.