Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the 10th Annual Epic & Unusual Beer Tasting, 11/29/15. Inky black with a medium sized tan head. Good retention. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and hops. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Medium bodied, low carbonation, lingering bitterness.
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
malty, licorice, chocolate aromas, pitch black with tan lacing, vanilla and chocolate flavour smooth with a bitter finish. just yes!
thomat (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SB. Very dark brown with a tiny brown head. malty and fruity tones. Malt, coffee, licorice, fruit and hops. Full body with a long bitter / fruity finish.
JHeath99 (1632) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Damian and Lona. Pours a deep opaque black with a slight layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of roasty malts, coffee, and some chocolate. Taste is pretty spot on with the aroma, the coffee lingers nicely.
baraciisch (2677) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed at Freetail Bottleshare 2015... Dark black pour with beige head... Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate... Flavor is roasty, nuances of coffee and dark chocolate with earthy finish... Really nice beer, wish they still made this
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rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - AUG 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From old notes. 750ml bottle. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate and coffee. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily silky body with soft carbonation.
jcr (2487) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. (From notes.) Bottle. Opaque black body with a big tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, sour cherry, light licorice. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Dry, sweet, boozy finish with a slight tartness. Taste of roasted malt, wood, alcohol.
alexsdad06 (8145) - Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle at a tasting from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a large rocky tan head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark chocolate, black coffee, caramel, earthy bitterness, full bodied, straight forward, big imperial stout, I liked it.
teorn88 (5581) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating. 75cl bottle from Grand Cru, Rimini. It pours a dark brown color with a meidum beige head. Aroma is sweet and roasty, with notes of chocolate, espresso, vanilla, wood, licorice and citrus. Taste is lightly boozy, medium swet with a drier finish. Notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee beans and wood. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice RIS
Theydon_Bois (15534) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split at home with JF, acquired in an IP from some Texan dude, 16/01/15.
Pitch black with an oh so dirty tan head head - this beer is a looker!
Nose is chocolate, rich maltings, raisens, chocolate fudge, dark toffee.
Taste comprises more chocolate fudge, charr, dark fruits, black pepper, soy sauce, light spice.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming alcohol in the close but kept well in check for a 10% beast.
Solid impy, great looker, great balance, has aged well, very drinkable.