RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kinda meh. Dry stout bill with a bit more alcohol heat. Not a lot, itís only 8.5%, but not enough character to back it up.
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
at 8.5%...on th light side for an imperial, but thatís sooo not the point with this beer. itís a super flavorful aromatic stout, and smells and tastes textbook for what an american stout is supposed to be. pours near black, but light can get through. I could smell the roast, coffee, and hops as soon as i popped the top. same as the flavor, but the taste has a hint of cocoa and dark fruit in the background too. smooth. hides the % well. quality beer! thanks to jlozier for this one."
orangesol (876) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of nickd717 shared with Deuane and Hojaminbag. Poured into a taster glass. Thanks again Nick!
A - Pours pitch black with a small one finger tall tan head, dissipating down a thin film, leaving light lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of dark roasted coffee, chocolate malt, licorice, and some earthy hops. A bit more roast than I was expecting in this one.
T - Flavors are very similar to the nose with the rich dark roasted coffee once again taking a slight lead over the rest of the flavors. The finish is what you would expect, more roast. This was OK but far from mind blowing.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Roasty feel with plenty of dark roast and light smoke in the finish, lingering for some time. Just a bit too thin for my liking.
O - I had high hopes for this one but it left me wanting a bit more. The flavors are all there for it to be great but it seemed like none of them wanted to take the lead.
stephenj007 (108) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottle was compliments of my cousin and his wife in California! Thanks!
Big bottle pours dark and heavy, with a great, tan, pillowy head.
Body about as dark as dark can get, just wonderful to look at!
Great aromas of molasses, smoked nut shells (pecan?), some charred grains, mild espresso, nice smoke.
A nice, heavy sweetness up front on the taste, rolling to a well balanced, but somewhat mild hops finish. The mouthfeel is pretty heavy throughout, with the sweet and hops sticking around for a bit, but in a pleasing way.
This is a great brew that lives up to itís name! Damn heavy, and quite the ride at the same time! Itís great to try a brew from a part of the country I usually canít try!
tmongoose (1330) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared, pours dark brown with mocha colored head. Aroma is delicious. Coffee, chocolate and licorice. Medium bodied and full flavor. This one leads from licorice to coffee to bittersweet chocolate. Blended very well eah flavor complimenting the other. Excellent stout.
Maarten1993 (331) - - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank during an awesome tasting at Thijsí place 28-3-2014. Watery beer, compared to several others we had. Coffee is present. Not a deep beer. Though not very bad.
BeerFunGuy (677) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A strong coffee aroma. It had flavors of vanilla and coffee well balance between sweet and hops.
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Ataraxia (377) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, almost black; dense beige head. Chocolate, black coffee, brown sugar, roasted malt, and hints of vanilla. Milk chocolate sweetness. Creamy and smooth, medium bodied, and a bitter finish.
oRos (1126) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from capitol beer and taproom. Pours black with brown head. Big coffee taste with some chocolate and roasted malt.
Dodgrblu (612) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle from Capitol Beer & Taproom, bittersweet chocolate, roasty, not sweet.
want1DIPA (227) - - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at KRBC. A real nice chocolate and malt flavor. Very mellow and silky smooth.