MrChopin (2527) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
lighter than chile, cream ring head. Nose plum, salty, cardboard, very toasty. Flavor shows heavy earth, plum at front, more chocolate and burnt notes emerging near end, which is masked by chile in the cask version.
snoworsummer (366) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours dark opaque brown with a fizzy tan head. Tastes like coffee beans, burnt toast, and alcohol Smells like cereal and coffee. Medium body and medium carbonation.
freekyp (1412) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Milk chocolaty goodness. Smooth. No alcohol hotness. Pours pitch with samml ring of tan head. Aromas of bosco and some hoppy resins. Very nice balance. All flavor no flash.
CharmCityCrab (110) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somewhat hoppier, significantly boozier, version of an Irish dry stout. Maltier than a Guinness, but comporable malt wise to some craft dry Irish stouts Iíve had with that same flavor of sweet malt they usually have, and of course some roasted malt present also.
umich03jm (915) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a small head that quickly fades. Pleasant aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Taste is very disappointing though. There is some chocolate and caramel there but itís buried below a sweet sugar water taste. Bitter coffee shows up in the finish but itís still so sweet and off-putting. Thin and watery mouthfeel. Not very good.
chalicemaster (35) - Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is roasted coffee and not much else, poured light and dark with an attractive golden head that faded very fast. As expected, the taste from sip to swallow is coffee, hints of chocolate and a vague (but inoffensive) malty sensation. This is perfectly nice, and given the price I think Iíd probably drink it again. Heavy Seas are good at brewing enjoyable, affordable craft beers.
puboflyons (1430) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 fl. oz. bottle notched Jul 2013. Serving around 55 degrees. The pour is charcoal black to jet black with a quickly fading tan head. Aroma of roasted dark malts, baking chocolate, and Amarillo with a slight hop presence. The body is thinner than I like my stouts but still around medium. The taste has many dark and sweet characteristics up front with a lingering mild bitterness. A nice Stout but it may be ambitious to put this in the Imperial Stout category.
hfmejias (365) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Black with a nice tan head, OK lacing. Aroma is not too strong and it is mostly of roasted malts and some hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste is consistent, smokey, sweet and malty some coffee and booze. Not bad but not the greatest either.
Itzjerm (584) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light roasted flavor with a thin head that fades but stays somewhat. Sweet flavor easy to drink notes of chocolate very slight hint of coffee not bitter at all. However, this was a bottle which had sat for 10 months which made it much better.
skoll (396) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into lion stout Tulip glass a dark brown, medium/large tan head that lasted. Aromas of roasted malts, molasses, burnt coffee and dark chocolate. Taste was surprisingly light for a imperial stout, dry and a light bitter finish. This beer went well with my Corned Beef dinner.
thevep (22) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black as night and an intense flavour marked by molasses and caramel. Quite sweet actually.