Damico (2309) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick, black dark metal unclear with a huge creamy dark cocoa colored head. The aroma brings sweet and creamy roasted malts. The flavor brings some farmhouse tang underlying and in the finish. The beer is overall is a smokey, roasted malt-flavor stout with a bit of bitterness and black licorice working well in there. The body is rich and creamy for sure, but not overbearing.
claytonscott12 (1) - Irving, USA - JUN 18, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla
Appearance: black, cloudy, frothy, brown foam,
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Overall: Well done strong stout. Chocolate and coffee dominated the aromas of this beer. The finish was very smooth and the beer was very creamy. Drank it without any food, but I imagine it would go well with most roasted meats that have a strong flavor palate. Would definitely drink again as it is a well done stout. Nothing too out of the ordinary, which is very nice, just a well done beer with the flavors you would expect.
jmagnus87 (2185) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bottle brought to cfobes tasting. Wow, the belgian yeast really sets off the roasty chocolate to make a very interesting mix. Different, but delicious.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from a fellow Siebel student, thanks Quinn! Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pretty sour with a good amount of roast, some chocolate, a bit of a wood and funk note, and some vinous fruits. Flavor is similar. Pretty sour and slightly acidic with a nice chocolate and roast backing. Some wood and funk in the middle as well as a few dark and vinous fruits. Finishes dry and clean with a slightly juicy sourness balanced well by the roasts. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and a somewhat active, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really cool beer. It’s pretty sour, but there’s a nice roastiness and chocolate backing to keep everything balanced. Glad to try this one.
jkwood04 (3263) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a cup. Pours black with a thick, lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee and dark chocolate, spicy and barnyard notes from the yeast, and light hops. Flavor the same. Average to smooth texture. A pretty good imperial stout.
madvike (2543) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by jmagnus87...thanks Josh! - Pours black with a tan head. Nose is fruity yeast with a sweet dark roast base. Lots of roast in the taste, with a bit of powdery cocoa and a sweet finish. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated.
cbfobes (2107) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared by Josh, thanks! Pours black with a light brown head and a little bit of lacing in the glass, the aroma has a little touch of funk mixed in with yeast and chocolate at the same time, the flavor is really roasty on the front end with a finish of chocolate, a little different but still nice.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at mikkeller and friends. Black with a frothing Brown head. Funky floral yeast aroma with Black chocolate in the background. Very complex flavors and mouth aroma. Dry liquirice, chocolate, vinouse, sharp alchohol and herbal bitterness. Great stuff
rxeight (994) - Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a fan at all. Way too much belgian yeast. None of the stout malts come through. Too much carbonation and the body is too light.
umich03jm (1501) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from trade with crajun. Pours pitch black with an obnoxiously big head but it fades pretty quickly and never completely goes away. Love the appearance. Aroma is deep roasted malt, black licorice, coffee, flowers, and light chocolate. Taste is fairly intense. Deep roasted malt, even a little burnt or ashy. Black licorice is big here too. Light notes of coffee and flowers, very little chocolate. Mouthfeel is odd, a little chalky and fizzy, medium to thick body. Finish is smooth, roasted coffee and flowers linger. Overall, an interesting imperial stout, some things I like and some I don’t. I’m not big on black licorice and the mouthfeel is odd. Still pretty solid though.