gvmdw7 (187) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured black. Strong smell of Bourbon with hints of chocolate and cherry. The alcohol burns through at the end. It has a somewhat creamy texture, but also a bit like syrup.
vtafro (3476) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask pour. Black pour with tan head. Sweet coffee, super sweet malt aromas. Nice dark cask ale, sweet almost creme brûlée tones, light coffee and other sweetness.
Ferris (4340) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Toffee, coffee and dark chocolate. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Dark chocolate, coffee and a sweet roasty finish. Nice.
Petkus331 (265) - Redford, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of sweet toffee, caramel, crème brule, and roast cereal grain. Appears nearly black brown with thick caramel foam and some lace. Tastes of good cigar smoke, roast grain, the taste is much dryer than the aroma, and finishes on a slightly bitter charred marshmallow note, this beer is absolutely beautiful! Texture is a bit oily, in a nice way, mild fizz. Overall, this beer is top notch, the texture could be more fizzy, but overall this is an amazing beer.
firstsip (446) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Dark black. Creamy tan head. Sweet nose of coffee, caramel. Tastes of burnt caramel, coffee, some rich chocolate. ABV definitely noticeable on this one, but in a good way. Surprisingly not as creamy as expected.
Stuu666 (2324) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Vanilla, coffee on nose, slightly sour taste, light coffee, bit past it’s best!
Lothore (551) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle dated June 2010
A- Pours a pitch black hue. Absolutely no light passes through. Little to no head.
S- Lots of coffee, huge milk and dark chocolate notes, hints of berry, roasted malt.
T- Tart up front, strawberries, raspberry peach, followed by deep coffee notes and hints of dark chocolate finished by a light hop bitterness.
M- Thick with decent carbonation.
D- This one may be infected, not sure it’s supposed to be sour. Will rerate should I have the chance.
rumproasts (2878) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap. Black with small head. Bursting with flavor. Vanilla and coffee. Quite sweet. Absolutely delicious.
alliance100 (684) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Logans Alley - for GR beer week, pours a dark brown, off white head, Strong vanilla and coffee aromas. Smooth palate, taste is sweet and delicious , a dangerous brew.
crossovert (7442) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
As good as the regular release, tons of cocoa and vanilla sweetness to balance.
koleminer20 (602) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 On draft at the Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice. The pour is black, with a lighter khaki head and a decent lace. The aroma is very heavy in coffee, with a decent crème brûlée positive note. The bit of roastyness that exists is pretty drown out by the coffee. The flavor is initially very bitter. The caramel mores come through about half way through and it finishes a little dry and slightly strange for an imperial. Overall it’s a good stout, but the aromas led me to believe this would be incredible where the flavors just let it down a bit
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