Beerman6686 (5316) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a dark brown color with a lighter tan head. Aroma was dark chocolate, light coffee and lots of dark roasted malts. Flavor was very smooth, a nice balance between sweetness and roasted bitterness. Alcohol has no presence at all. Nice.
jonas (6099) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, double stout. Black, creamy brown head. Spicy, coffee, light chocolate aroma. coffee, quite good espresso actually. Nice well balanced stout.
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body with dark tan head. Chocolate notes on the nose, sharp flavours in the taste, coffee and liquorice, enjoyed this.
dyetube (1326) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from kegs and barrels. This beer pours black with a medium tan head. The aromas are roasted coffee, chocolate and smoke. The mouthfeel is bitter, slightly sticky and set with a heavy body. This was a really great beer! Cheers!
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rustico. Served in a snifter.
Pours a near-black color with a thin mocha head that sticks around for quite a bit and leaves some spotty lacing. Thin collar sits throughout. The nose brings a good dosing of chocolate along with some mild roast and coffee. Touch of vanilla in there as well. Some sweetness opens the taste up, followed by a mellow chocolate character and a bit of coffee and roast in the finish, creating a bit of a roasty bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy with low levels of carbonation. Finish is a bit too roasty and dry for my taste. Drinks pretty well and this is certainly something I’d order again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 02-17-2011
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pitch black colored beer, with a big foamy dark beige head. The aroma of dark fruits with coffee and roasted malts. Th taste is dry, coffee roasted malts with dark fruits and hints of chocolate. The aftertaste is dry bitter with some sweet.
nimbleprop (5886) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours an oily, opaque black with some off white head. Nose is boozy, sweet, licorice, jelly beans, malts, toasted bread. Flavors of cherry, coffee liqueur, malts, licorice. Very sugary. Full bodied, sticky finish. Still very young.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Get Real NY. Dark brown, subtle smoke aroma with some coffee, roasted malts. Taste is strong coffee with lots of chocolate, caramel. Bitter finish. Very solid.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, unknown date. Served at cellar temperature.
Pours dark brown to black with a good two finger foamy brown head that retains nicely and leaves sheets of lacing behind.
Aroma is primarily some really nice milk chocolate and coffee, dark roasted malts, underlying dark fruits, caramel and bread. Very inviting aroma with great strength.
Flavor follows with more rich chocolate and coffee notes, roasted malts, a little raisins, cherries and other dark fruits, some caramel and bread, a bit of alcohol at the end.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very creamy, oats working nicely here, soft carbonation.
Mmmmm very tasty Imperial Stout, very drinkable due to the lower than average ABV and wonderful flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel. Not as intense or thick as others in the style, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Sendsilk on BA. Dark creamy pour with a nice oily, spotty lacing. Aroma is pretty much a lot of malt and dark chocolate. Flavor is malty up front followed by chocolate on the back end. Nothing super special but a good solid beer.