PartyFowle (469) - - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Thick and dark as used oil, this stuff is an intimidating pitch black. It’s topped with one finger of silky graham cracker head that becomes a thin top layer that grips the glass in full sheets. The aroma is a enticing blend of cocoa, coffee, toast and peanuts. Each sniff reveals a solid new notes: vanilla, molasses and more. Soft sweetness; great roast character. Bigger molasses and anise in the flavor, paired with equally forceful burnt toast and charcoal. A creamy blend of dark chocolate, cream and vanilla bean adds just enough sweetness. The body’s a creamy medium, nice and velvety. Carbonation is a little high and prickly, breaking the beer into too much fizz. Some heat appears on the tongue, with accompanying warmth on the way down the throat. Nice.
njager246 (513) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of coffee and chocolate, taste is fairly creamy with a fair amount of coffee and malts, chocolate does not come through in the taste as much as the aroma, doesn’t hold on as long as some other imperial stouts, still pretty good though
G_Ram9 (25) - - APR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting brew. A little harsh at first but complex and tasty at the same time. Pours jet black like oil with a dark foamy short-lived head. Subtle flavors of chocolate, coffee, and dark malts are blended with hints of a more traditional ale taste. Definitely a sipper but worthy of savoring.
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Luvystypotables (972) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of smoked malts, and hops, great looking dark brown with a lasting tan well laced head. Dry full bodied feel with a taste of smoke and malt with a mildly phenolic finish.
GRM (3242) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 4 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of mocha head, light lacing; nose: coffee, mocha, resinous hops, pine, light burnt barley; mouth: coffee, mocha, resinous hops, pine, light burnt barley, dry finale in resinous hops with presence of coffee, below-average carbonation, quite bitter, harsh texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 4 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse moka, légère dentelle; nez : café, moka, houblon résineux, pin, léger orge brûlée; bouche : café, moka, houblon résineux, pin, léger orge brûlée, finale sèche en houblon résineux avec présence de café, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, pas mal amère, texture rugueuse; en résumé : bien
RickReallyBrew (57) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a winner. Up there w Gr Divide Chocolate Yeti or Epic Big Bad Baptist. This is full throttle flavor but everything in the right proportion. Too many dark grogs mess things up by adding too much chocolate malt and it overpowers the rest of the malt. I love a beer that hits it out of the park. My heart skipped a beat or two drinking this 10 oz pour. Not a sissy bier.
GlassBrass440 (251) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No date on the bottle but the import sticker indicates an October 2013 import date (opened 6/4/15). Pours a dark, dark brown with hesitant brown head. Earthy, roasted aromas with some caramel sweetness. Light roast coffee. Somewhat creamy and fruity flavour with hints of chocolate and espresso. Cherries in the late palate. and Burnt sugar and coffee in the finish. Very smooth and a medium body that seems light given the flavour.
klm1 (389) - - APR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, creamy brown head. Chocolate, roasty malts, dark fruits. Taste is rather sweet and turns roasty. Finish is smooth, rich and well balanced. No presence of the ABV at all.
ferit (176) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Geur oké, heeft iets van frisse vis.
Redelijk vol in de mond. Behoorlijk wat alcohol. Niet echt zoet met een ligte bitter aan het einde. Had er iets meer van verwacht. Maar is goed te drinken.
nihtila (1484) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
19.6.2014. Appearance is black with brown head. Aroma has plenty of roasted malts, some hops and warmth of alcohol, liquorice. Taste is malty bitter, not sweet, some chocolate. A bit thinner and simpler than expected/hoped. Texture is slightly oily. Slightly hoppy burnt stout.