ddemmingjr (690) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Michael Jackson’s Rare Beer Club: pours like motor oil., chocolate milk head. Milk chocolate, vanilla, grass, dark fruits, spicy herbal hops, nuts, cocoa,. Oily mouthfeel. Spicy hops, roasted caramel hops, cream. bitter finish. well balanced. Solid new offering.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle courtesy of Steve, a buddy from TX. Rating #62. Super thick and viscous black pour with a nice brown head. Big nose, lots of dark, dry fruits, alcohol was noticeable, light roast and almost a little smokey, ashy even, quite enjoyable. Roasty, smokey chocolate flavor, a slight lingering aftertaste, real nice. (1729)
Sammer (1026) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Midnight, blindfolded at the bottom of a well black pour from bottle. Off white head. Taste is smoke, coffee, leather and booze. Mild kick to the finish. Excellent.
hopscotch (8841) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… Pours as black and thick as tar with no head. The aroma offers hearty - yet eloquent - notes of molasses, deeply roasted malts and dark Cuban mocha. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Delicious, bittersweet dark chocolate flavor. Burnt, acrid, bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of dosbeerigos!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kegs and Barrels, Plano, TX
Pours blacker than noon in Norway during winter. The nose is assaulted with blast beats of hazelnut, chocolate, red wine, oak, and a touch of roasted evil. Flavor is a cauldron of chocolate nuts, smoky sweet peat, coffee grounds, and hate. Thick and lingering on the tongue. \m/
riversideAK (5581) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hell yeah black metal. Awesome fucking logo. The nose is dark and roasty with bittersweet chocolate, and hints of dark fruit. Pours black with a tan head. Viscuous looking. Flavors of dark roasted malts, patent notes, some underlying sugary dark fruits. Dry roasty long finish. SOme alcohol notes here and there. A decent imperial stout.
GT2 (8242) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL thanks to ericandersnavy. Sweet label. The pour is a near ink black with a lager, deep brown head. Excellent retention and lace. Nose is butter, olives, saltwater, meat, maple. Taste is ashy, smoky, tobacco, pretty chalky and astringent. Palate is lacking, chalky, ashy.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Medium brown head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by GT2: Pours an oily opaque with a creamy froth of dark tan head. Has a sweet roasty dark caramel and chocolate nose with a touch of coffee and English hops. Starts with a rich sweet chewy dark caramel maltiness along with some dark fruity and brown sugar complexity before a drier, lightly smoky finish with some lingering dark chocolate flavor. An enjoyable and complex imperial stout.
BeerandBlues2 (9425) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours opaque with an average, creamy brown head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, toffee, roast), light hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of fig, prune, raisin, licorice, alcohol, and smoke. Flavor is heavy malt (coffee, toffee, roast), light hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of fig, prune, raisin, licorice, alcohol, and smoke. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a dry finish.