kramer (5393) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle. Pours as dark and thick as can be, comparisons to heavily used motor oil almost canít do it justice. Small, very dark brown, almost black, head that quickly ran to a thin ring. The nose is a mix of high octane alcohol, molasses, thick chocolate fudge cake, huge bitter dark chocolate bars, coffee, and tons of roast. Very deep and complex, the intensity of each component changes with the temperature of the beer greatly. The high octane alcohol is very much in the fore on the flavor, which doesnít surprise me, but the lack of sweetness really does. Itís really rather highly attenuated and seems distinctly on the drier side towards the finish. Tons of bitter chocolate and heavy roast weigh heavily on the tongue. Finishes with a very earthy, somewhat funky finish, which I now (after reading the commercial description) I realize is the wild yeast. This also explains the high attenuation. Mouthfeel is fairly heavy and hearty with soft light fizzy carbonation. Finishes with a mix of funky dryness and a touch of clingy oiliness. A very interesting beer to be sure. Iíd like to squirrel away a few of these for some extended aging and see what happens with this wild yeast.
ilovedarkbeer (2470) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Why is everything classified as an imperial stout these days? Pours a black brown color with a small light chocolate head. Nose is black licorice, dark chocolate, and fudge. Taste is thick, dark, and slightly vinous. THick and sticky mouthfeel. Nice.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500cl - Brewed 20 01 09 - Pungent aroma of alcohol, dark chocolate, burnt malts, chewy brownies and some dark fruits. Flavor is intense but not in an astringent sort of way. Dusty malts, dark chocolate, cocoa powder and dark fruit. Palate is creamy and lush. The 11% is hidden well. A very nice winter warmer.
blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, muddy brown color with tan cream foam, smokey coffee aroma, sweet molasses, coffee, oak and smoke flavors, BBQ finish
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle marked "Just the tipple" thanks to bu11zeye. black pour. Aroma is coffee grounds, BBQ, soy. Flavor is soy, BBQ, ash, caramel and smoke.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle batch 210 (bb.20.01.13) thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a deep brown head and a black body. Glass coating. Aroma of cocoa, light smoke, alcohol, espresso and vanilla. Taste is dust, nutshells and chocolate powder. Creamy and syrupy. Good beer!
Nordcore (1166) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma; choccolate and sweet malty. Flavor; wow, strong flavor of roasted malt, oily with a sour ending.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 210. Pours to a PITCH black body with an extremely dark brown head. The head dissipates rather quickly. The aroma is roasted black malts with anise and fennel seed. The flavor is super roasted black malt with an oily black chocolate. Tart bitterness from the extreme roasting. I wouldnít have known it was done with wild yeast if they didnít tell me. The palate is medium full bodied by surprisingly smooth texture. The 11% is hidden really well.
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt. caramel, chocolate, coffee, sweet malt, light smoke and alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, brewed 1/20/09, batch 210, my last brew of 2009 (it was a fairly good year). Poured very deep brown with a well-retained head that nearly matched its depth.. looked great in the glass! The aroma picked up dry-roasted bakerís and darker chocolates with a touch of sweeter vanilla and caramel (mostly vanilla).. rich and welcoming. The flavor found darker chocolates all the way through with some soy and licorice influence.. cocoa bitterness joined vanilla and peppery alcohol on the edges.. just a little sharper than Iíd like, but it remained solid.. finished with more booze-laden chocolate. Medium-plus bodied and warm overall on the palate.. slick at times and very sharp at others.. warms you to the core when it approaches room temp. I could see myself drinking this again.