Stuedmaster (164) - Vista, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle, very dark brown, nearly black with tan head. Nose of dark roasted grains and chocolate. Rather hoppy but well balanced by plentiful sweet malt. Chocolate and coffee flavors dominate but I can taste some molasses. Goes down smooth and has a lively, creamy palate. Another great brew from Green Flash.
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2013 Pretty enjoyable beer. Has a great solid black color. Aroma of coffee and malts. Flavor follows. Extremely drinkable for the high alcohol. Overall very good.
brewballs (162) - USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Believe the hype! Most excellent brew! Espresso, coffee aroma. Dark. Foreboding. Smooth froth. Light head. Hoppy, even within the realm of stouts. Complex notes of chocolate and haze. One of the year’s best! Seek out this one!
Handypaul (162) - - FEB 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a decent lingering brown frothy to creamy head that only leaves a bit of lacing. Aromas of chocolate, burnt malt, orange rind and tangerine. Taste is light to medium bitter, average carbonation, light to medium body, oily to creamy texture and lightly bitter throughout the long finish. Excellent.
BrewTom (160) - - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth, malty stout with little smell. Tasty but one dimensional, inoffensive but not over whelming.
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Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomb from the keg of wood. real thick and chewy, this is going to be a good time for everyone who gets into this one.
bmsulliv (159) - - JAN 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark malty chocolate flavor, light brown carbonation. Good, but can’t hang with other California stouts like old 38, old rasputin, or lagunitas imperial
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Leepe_steven (158) - Lede, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with beautifull tan head. Aroma reminds me a lot of coffee and smeels a bit roasted too. Taste is superb and very well balanced with hints of coffee, caramel.
horto008 (156) - Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Everything a stout should be. Medium thick head that dissipate slowly. Bitterness was enjoyable and has the chocolate overtone with a touch of smoke. Powerful in flavor but not over the top as iis common in RIS and other imperials. Slightly sour especially with the coffee note.
matty (156) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick black color with a very brief tan head that disappears rather quickly. Aroma is of roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, brandy, licorice and coffee...very interesting. Full bodied, all of the aromas appear in the taste. Sweet finish. Great beer!