MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber bottle - surprised to see this at a local shop. black body, dark tan/light brown head, fluffy & creamy, lasts long. aroma is deep roasted toffee malt, a bit of hot antifreeze, beef jerky, sweet molasses, and soy sauce. flavor is salty licorice, roasted toffee malt, bitter cocoa, a little spice/peppery. pretty high carbonation. finish gets bitter hoppy and astringent. burnt malts aftertaste.
natejgood (414) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a good sized beige head. This beer is actually pretty light and clear for an imperial stout. Aromas of dark fruit, raisins, malts and brown sugar. Smells dark. Very strong, dense flavor. Chocolate, molasses and a bit of coffee. A bit of an alcohol flavor, which isn’t surprising given the ABV, but is a bit too bad nonetheless. If you want an imperial stout with a lot of flavor (in a good way) this is a good one to try.
Beerathon (1494) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with cocoa colored creamy head. Lots of flavors going on in this- fruits (berries), some oak, faint bourbon, bit of smoke, almost a lactose type sweetness. Mouth feel is slick, oily. Thought, and wanted it to be chewy. I’m not a fan. The flavors don’t meld together well enough.
craftbeersweden (305) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Black, very black beer with a one finger high head. Nose: Chocolate, roasted malt, dried fruit, plum, vanilla, bourbon and oatmeal. Taste: Spices, licorice, brown sugar, molasses, wood, fudge, coffee, vanilla raisin and ash. Body: Full body, smooth. High carbonation. Complex and rich - Really good!
kraddel (4500) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black , no real head . Smell is plastic, minthy ( ???) Taste is a bit bitter , mint, plastic . Sweet . Not a good one ..
Countbeer (5139) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber: Thanks Blazay: Split in two: Served in a Chouffe glass at roomtemperature:
Black beer with a mocha brown head.
Aromas of oatmeal, loquorice, herbal roast, vinous, sweet bay leaf, cookies, cloves an for some reason I have to think about dog food...
Flavours of spices like cloves, bay leaf and rosemary, roast, liquorice, bitters, malt roast, bread/rye, some sweetwood/liquorice wood and prunes.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, liquorice, spices and some prunes.
Low carbo, light watery mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
valpoaj (661) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged bottle - pours black with flecks of brown, thin tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and a hint of booze...inviting. Flavor is quite sweet...lots of chocolate flavors along with a mash of malts...little bitterness to offset things. Splash of vanilla, but not really getting any bourbon/barrel aging. Carbonation is good given the age/style - alcohol very well hidden. I actually enjoyed this stout, even if it wasn’t what I was really expecting in some ways. Definitely on the sweet end of the spectrum, even for the style...
Padron4KM (628) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle.
Dark, nearly opaque, ruby hues, tan head, spotty lace.
Initial aroma of wet wood, leads into bourbon, coffee, chocolate, roasted grain.
Flavor is bourbon and chocolate up front, roasted grain, oak, slight hop bitterness.
dinkle50 (1075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a thin espresso head. Aroma of milk and sugar, a little smoke. Taste is bitter and has a nice bite to it. Hints of dark chocolate. Not getting much oak from the barrel aged portion. Not overly sweet, which is nice for a stout like this. Medium mouth.
Mindwarp (123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a typical stout "black" with a thick tannish head. Aroma of chocolate, smells really sweet. Taste of "burnt" chocolate (I’ve never tasted burnt chocolate) really sweet can’t taste the booze. Overall probably the sweetest stout I have ever had, not bad though.
ghostbeer (41) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well balanced with the coffee and chocolate notes expected from the style. Warming and big and nearly black with a good backbone of bitterness to offset the malt. It is tough for me to find, so it was a nice treat on a cold afternoon.