GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, 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 (12818) - 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 (7133) - 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 (11662) - Escondido, California, 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.
Travlr (19541) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CaptainCougar’s local tasting, thanks! Very dark brown, small brown head. Aroma of chocolate and dark roasted coffee. Taste s smooth dark cocoa, licorice, coffee grounds. Nice.
50belair (3204) - Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with a brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, expresso, and chocolate. The body is a little thin (think Southern Tier) but the taste is good with roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and expresso flavors..
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the CL Rosso Batch 3 Release. Pours black with a brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, oak, booze. Taste is roasted malt and coffee. Quite good.
llcooldave (1187) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t use the term "used motor oil" lightly... seriously this pours like used motor oil... Thick, vicsous and black. Aroma of prune, fig, mocha and some alcohol notes. Flavor of Dark chocolate and robust coffee. Overall, a very good beer to say the least. Thanks to BarZigKin for the awesome hookup!
SPDickerman (1108) - Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours pitch black with small brown head. Smells like dark and milk chocolate, coffee and espresso, hints of caramel and licorice and molasses, and no alcohol burn. Taste follows the nose perfectly except there are hints of alcohol warmth. Full-bodied with a smooth, creamy texture and very soft mouth-carbonation, Jester King Black Metal Imperial Stout finishes smooth with a chocolate licorice flavor.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
thanks suzygreenberg! creamy sweet coffee nose, thick and slick. dark heavy black, toasted caramel head. chewy boozy body, burnt roast and inky chocolate.