Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Kuhnhenn 11/26/05 served in a tulip. Listed at 13% so perhaps a different recipe this year? Black as Vader in the glass with a deep brown fat-bubbled head. Over top roastiness, coffee aroma. Big malt flavors and intense bitterness, all this smoothed over by the care in aging. Rich and wonderful.
koleminer20 (782) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Kuhnhenn. The pour is thick black with a wonderful thick medium khaki head and great clinging lace. The aroma is great. Good strong roasted malt and lighter dark fruits. The bitterness is great as well. There is a faint sweetness from the fruit and a light coffee hint. The flavor isn't quite as good. The roast is great, the dark fruits offer a great complexity, but it's not quite as good as the nose would lead on. It's really roasty with a light sweetness on the finish. The mouth feel is a bit light. Well carbonated but thin. The aftertaste is bitter and roasty before fading to mild sweetness and just a lovely stout taste
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ebone1988 (275) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is sour, roasted malt, some booze. Appearance is deep black, brown head. Taste is phenomenal, deep roasted malt, slight booze, dark fruit. Mouthfeel is ridiculously thick, the head has a great consistency and it is very oily. Overall, this is a spectacular brew.
jmgreenuk (5136) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the "couldn’t be arsed to do anything else on a Wednesday tasting @ ABC Beers", courtesy of Kermis. Poured a deep mahogany with a thick frothy dark tan head. The aroma is big roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and light alcohol. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a rich malt, earthy dark chocolate, coffee, liqourice, molasses, alcohol palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared. Pours black with a thick dark brown head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, soy, licorice, leather, caramel, toffee and light charred wood notes. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with light carbonation.
deanso (5821) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis, big thanks.
Rich chocolate aroma. Black as molasses pour. Big coffee aftertaste. Very smooth. Awesome.
KingCecil (2063) - DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home.... trade from Fullobs... Thx man for this gems.... It pours pitch black with a brown forming head...vanilla, molasses, chocolate, caramel, bourbon, roasted malt, light coffee...
AWISLguy (1468) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from mikem409, thanks Mike! Pours a foreboding black with a brown head leaving some nice streaky lacing. Aroma has strong rich vanilla and molasses with chocolate and caramel. Down through the glass, some roastiness kicks in. Loving that ... Taste is of sweet vanilla, bakers chocolate, caramelly malts, some bourbon, some roast and sweet molasses at the end. Sweeter than the nose. Full bodied and rich. Finishes bourbon-y long and sweetly bitter. This one was very well done - straight forward bourbon-y chocolate malty. Will need to come up with more Kuhnhenn stuff! 16.8
Beerman6686 (4779) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a jet black with a minimal tan head. Aroma was of.dark.chocolate, licorice, smoke, and soy. Flavor was big and sweet, but not to the point of being over the top. Big abundance.of dark.fruit, smoke and molasses. Pretty amazing this really held up for 8 years.
kbudd19 (749) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from polo, thanks man! Thick oily black pour, with a thin layer of mocha head. Aroma of brown sugar, dark fruits, roasted malts and anise. Taste, medium mouthfeel, bitter coffee, roasted malts, sharp finish. Overall, a good imperial stout for sure better than average but doesn’t blow me away.
emacgee (4175) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful piceous black pour with one finger of charred wood brown head and wonderfully visible viscosity. Nose shows lots of dark fruit skins, anise/licorice, sour cherry, burnt wood, coffee liqueur, and rich melted chocolate. Viscous body with a coating mouthfeel and warming finish. Flavor is definitely a showcase for ze dark malt with a huge with a huge bitter chocolate character and black coffee notes. a fair amount of acidity shows as well. The body becomes a bit tiresome as it is very weighty.