vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Roast, smokey, chocolate, herbal and earthy aroma flavors. Aroma is very light, mostly smokey, roasted malt tones.
BRW (700) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At BBF. Black colour with beige lace. Chocolate, caramel aroma. Chocolate, caramel, sweet tase. Medium to full body.
Maltser85 (151) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet Black with one finger creamy off white head. Aroma is roasty, with faint bitter chocolate. Notes of caramel and plums and dark cherries. Body is medium, but mouth feel is creamy. Taste is bitter hops, slight coffee, dark fruit, cherry, bitter chocolate, roast notes, caramel. Sticky sweet on the lips. Slight alcohol phenols. Good though.
dlovell2 (573) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gift from Maxbier. Deep dark brown almost black with a creamy tan head. Roasted malt, caramel, coffee and chocolate aroma. Start is coffee followed by sweet caramel, toffee, slight licorice, and raisins. Finishing with a dad I chocolate and coffee bitterness. Smooth creamy feel in mouth. Finish leaves my tongue feeling tingly. This is a really nice beer.
Scrapersnbeer (1439) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gumbo of dark fruits and mocha java. Murky, used oil black. Very sweet taste of vanilla, chocolate, and coffee milk. Any bitterness is in line with those elements. Thick and creamy, has the rough weight of the fat free half and half i use for coffee.
Ed5388 (1740) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz (Nitro) bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours black with a finger of creamy light tan head. Aroma of light roasted coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Taste of bitter dark chocolate, burnt malts, caramel, and light notes of black coffee. Not digging these nitro versions!
fitwitchik (179) - USA - APR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle into a Nitro glass purchased from Left Hand Brewery pint glass.
Aroma is dark chocolate coffee. Some sweetness. Maybe toffee?
Flavor is bitter with raisins cocoa quite lush.
Smooth on the palate. Truly a delicious brew.
suprchunk (1955) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro. Black pour with a quickly developing tan head. Little lacing. Some malt in the nose. Taste is malty with a slight roast. Finishes dry and slightly bitter.
Maxbier (80) - Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2014 Deep black pour from nitro bottle. Aroma; light malt and caramel. Malty chocolatey with creamy mouthfeel with bitter dark chocolate notes with boozey roasty finish.
rocbyter (1861) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet light malt aroma. Black color with a medium tan head. Moderate sweet beginning that lasts until the finish. Gets slightly bitter in the middle. Creamy palete.
trujahwarrior (480) - Monroe, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank on 4/5/14 in memory of Kurt Cobain while watching Nirvana unplugged. 12 oz nitro version pours a brownish black with a a thick grayish tan head that leaves good lacing. Smells of roasted malt, black licorice, caramel, dark fruit and dark chocolate. Tastes of a the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy and lightly carbonated. Great imperial stout. I want to try the regular version now for a comparison.