kaser (4005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super black thick and rich pour. Coffee and chocolate taste. Really rich and heavy but very good
Underjoath (10) - - JAN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at Map Room. Pours black with tan head. Smells of boozy malt and dark chocolate with some subtle vanilla. Tastes sweet, chocolate and vanilla, with a bit of burn that lingers for a bit. Beer is a bit thin for my liking but flavor is spot on.
crossovert (9092) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice one. Big rasty aroma, sweet port-lkike flavors with dark fruits and caramel in the body.
hopscotch (10077) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pours black and thick with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Excellent retention. The aroma is a blend of mocha, dark chocolate and maraschino cherry – reminiscent of a cherry cordial. Medium to full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The flavor is sweet and roasty. The high abv isn’t at all evident. Finishes chocolaty, moderately sweet and a touch grassy. Bottle courtesy of KickInChalice!
reggiedunlop (3417) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown/black with a medium creamy mocha head...nice lacing. Aroma has roasty dark fruit and a bit of a metallic note. Flavor has dark fruit and roastiness...touch of coffee...a bit of oxidation...some burnt molasses notes. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a burnt/dark fruit finish.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle served in a Deschutes snifter. 2011 vintage.
A: Pours a pitch color with a very bubbly dark khaki head. It rises up to about three fingers in height before settling to a thick collar. There is tons of sticky webbing down the glass. Looks phenomenal.
S: The nose was a tad on the sweeter side. Sweet chocolate malts and vanilla were at the front which was followed by a prominent roasted coffee been body. There was a touch of raw cocoa as well.
T: Dark coffee grinds dominant the beginning of each sip, but then it transitions nicely to some dark chocolate, creamy sugar, and a nice roasted malt flavor. The finish is a combination of sweet vanilla and some boozy dark fruit.
M: Medium to heavy bodied. It was a tad thin on the initial pour when it was a little colder, but once it warmed up it became thicker and creamier. There was a touch to much carbonation for my liking. The dark roasted coffee flavors lingered on the palate for quite sometime after each sip which was nice.
O: A very solid and great tasting beer. I was expecting the coffee to take over, but it was very well balanced. Just a tad over carbonated.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-24-2011
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed at GTMW 2012. Pours a dark brown/black with a hefty cream head. Mild smell of coffee with a smooth coffee flavor. Clean aftertaste with a hint of cocoa.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Originally reviewed: 7/23/10. 22oz bottle poured into a goblet. Pours an opaque black. A thin mocha-colored head sits atop. Leaves a ring around the edge upon it’s release. Minor lace sticks around. Big scents of coffee, espresso, baker’s chocolate, wood, wet grass. Wow. That’s a nice nose on a beer for sure.
The mouth on this beer is spectacular. Absolutely silky smooth. So buttery and creamy. Coats the entire palate well. Perfect blend of roasted dark malts, bittering espresso, and dark chocolate. Light vinous grapes on the back end. Aftertaste reminds me of melted milk chocolate.
Absolutely wonderful beer. One of the best big stouts I have had the pleasure to enjoy. Kudos, Half Acre! And thanks again, Ed.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 4/13/12 from a capped 650mL bottle purchased at Lush West Town quite a while ago, I think that this was the 2010 bottling. Pours nearly completely black with a thick, and long lasting smooth brown head that recedes very slowly to thin lace. The nose is like a malted chocolate milk shake, with some added notes of molasses and mocha. The flavor is lightly sweet milk chocolate malted milkshake up front, moving to sticky molasses, and finishing with some mocha bitterness. The body is full and creamy with lighter than average carbonation and a long malty, molasses, and mocha finish.
alexsdad06 (6881) - Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown in color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma is dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, black coffee with a splash of molasses. The flavor has roasted malt, dark chocolate, black coffee, smooth mouth feel, pretty much what you would expect in an imperial stout. Nothing really stands out however.