IrishBoy (4063) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Lee’s Mesquite, NV. Nose is raisins covered with a light chocolate coating with the raisins standing out. Black with a medium heavy lacing, tan head. Flavor is fruity, lightly sweet chocolate with a background hint of bitterness. Decent and drinkable.
robforbes (2129) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 pours a opaque with a small brown head, and excellent lacing.
smell is of malt, some coffee, powered chocolate, and some nuts.
taste is dry, cocoa, malt, espresso, a little vanilla, and some hops. ends dry and smooth with a slight bit of sour.
ZFCapital (5) - middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
not a huge fan of the stout by itself but absolutely perfect for a float:
one scoop vanilla ice cream and a good 8-10 oz pour on top make a great night cap.
jimhilt (2539) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 Pours a one finger light tan head that fades quickly to a ring leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Baked chocolate nose and flavor is baked to burnt chocolate with hints of molasses. Burnt chocolate finish. On-tap, $8.00 for a 16oz glass from Central @ Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas, NV.
Flavor from bottle is more molasses and baked chocolate - 12oz bottle from Gift Specialists Oceanside, California.
VsXsV (3752) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought at random liquor store in Las Vegas. Opaque, black liquid with small mocca head. Aroma of coffee, licorice, dark chocolate, fruity yeast esters and tar. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of coffee, ash, licorice and fruity hops. Medium bodied with a bit high carbonation and velvety, smooth mouthfeel. Good for a $4 bomber.
Ratman197 (12570) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a translucent dark reddish brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, dark fruit and light carmel. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, light coffee, light dark fruit and a hint of licorice with a smooth lingering bitter chocolate finish.
trevor211 (1533) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at SIBF 2012. Smallish dark tan head on a black brew. Dark roasted malts and some cured meats on the nose. Flavor brings coffee and some brown sugar. Really not bad at all!
luttonm (3975) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle at SIBF. Toffee and tootsie roll, black heavy stout. rich coffee, creme brule dessert. Sweet, crisp bittering. quite good
jcwattsrugger (11862) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
opened this 12oz bottle, then went to get my glass. OOPS, foam over. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasty dark malt-cocoa/molasses. Taste is Sour cherry, roasty dark malt-cocoa/molasses, earthy hops. Lively carbonation for the style. Dont think they were trying for a chocolate covered cherry...
nuplastikk (5570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Lively gushing pour. Opaque brown-black with a rusty orange head. Pretty well balanced and drinkable Imperial Stout. A solid milk chocolate flavor, with a respectable hop balance. Big and rich, but not quite overbearing and undrinkable. Some light coffee tones, dry bitterness. Thick and hefty, a solid offering.