GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolaty aromas. Roasted chocolate with rye spicy finish. Overall a very good imperial stout.
DalzAle (2003) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark black pour, a little lacing and an aroma of nice chocolate and a little rye. Flavor is roasty rye, dark chocolate, a little hint of coffee and toasted nuts. Decent beer, but probably won’t buy it again @ $10/bomber.
beerbaaron (1580) - Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2013 Dark mahogany with full, thick, creamy beige head with a good beige lacing, reducing to a lasting soapy top. Aroma is an interesting blend of hops and chocolate. Full creamy body with some hoppy dry finish. Not quiet as flavorful as I anticipated but a very interesting taste. Some citrus but more so piney hops, milk chocolate, and rye.
MarinEvelyn (654) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hoppy smell. Rich dark color, with tan, strong head. A mix between sweet and hoppy tasting, with a slight dark chocolate aftertaste.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Impenetrable black. Thick and persistent beige froth. Undesirable nose of grapefruit peels, pine tar, resin, and juniper. Huge notes of mocha chocolate, pen ink, and burnt toffee beneath. Apparent fusel sharpness along with hints of tire rubber and stale coffee grounds, as well. Initially viscous and fudge-laden, yet discordantly acidic and grainy with a nausea-inducing interplay of abrasive char and strident hop resins. Profoundly unrefined hop character displays no nuance or sophistication, whatsoever. Unremitting smoky espresso and silky mocha chocolate manage to outlast the resins and citric peels, though the core remains relatively hollow due to the sour and cottony char. Pointy hops continue to weaken the body as their acids buckle the cheeks. Finishes continually dry and caustic with one dimensional chalky roast colliding with aspirin-like hops. Smoky espresso and burnt toffee linger amid fleeting glimpses of blueberry and pen ink. Does show some promise as the malt has some appealing layers of richness beneath the light huskiness and ashy harshness. And there is a bit of estery allure, as well. But, to be perfectly frank, they have ruined this by relying heavily on copious amounts of Columbus hops and little else. Lovely appearance, though, featuring a voluminous khaki head atop an opaque black body. A kitchen-sink-style stout, thus a total drain pour.
BelgianBeerGal (3333) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Belmont bottle at cellar temp. Pours with a massive brown, foamy head that lasts forever with big time lacing. Surprisingly enough a big aroma of hops and rye escapes from underneath the head. Nice flavor that blends some chocolate and coffee with the larger hops and rye. Well done.
portableparty (2019) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours brown black with a quick little foamy khaki tan head that fades to a spotty film and little lacing. Aroma is bitter citrus bread and chocolate and light coffee bean. Taste is bitter citrus hops and bakers chocolate with soy bread and subtle coffee notes. palate is full slick and drying. This really brings me to thinking black IPA!
Tmoney99 (11683) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average brown head that mostly lasting with sticky legs and excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet chocolate, rye and hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a good smooth brew that exceeded my expecations.
Narnad (1492) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep oily black with a tall creamy, tan head. Aroma has a good dose of chocolate with some nice spicy presence. Hops is definitely noted and lends a light citrus note with some mild pine presence late in the nose. Flavor of this beer is fantastic! Strong rye notes hits first with a very smooth, even dark chocolate flavor slowly taking over. The malt provides a solid bitter, burnt flavor that hops works extremely well in combination. The hops lend a light citrus and piney presence early but taper off to a light earthy presence that works well with they rye spiciness. Body is modest/dense in feeling with very fine carbonation and a light dryness too it. Overall a fantastic brew. The rye spice and chocolate work extremely well in the beer and the hops only add the extremely enjoyable experience. Wish I could of had this one fresh off the tap.
drowland (6662) - Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/5/13. 22oz bottle from Binny?s in Bolingbrook. Rich black pour with a nice tan head that laces well. Bold dank hop aroma with some citrus, spice, and coffee. Creamy chocolate entry with a bitter hop kick, rye bread, and lingering coffee. Nice!