AndyW68 (1184) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Near black pour with dark tan head. The aroma is perfect. Vanilla and dark chocolate. Taste is smooth sweet vanilla, a bit of bitter dark chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Great beer.
kevnic2008 (8819) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Many thanks to Kappldav123 for sharing this bottle! Pours dark brown, no head. Aroma of chocolate, plum, toffee. Malty, chocolate taste. Overall very nice.
maxwelldeux (3959) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a fairly thick light brown head on there. Nose is nice and full with chocolate, roasty, and Belgian yeast notes to it. Taste is a bit sweet up front and has a dark roasty thick finish. Super smooth.
kappldav123 (5279) - GERMANY - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 2009. Looks really, really good. Beer in the glass deep black, oily, almost no head. Heavy malty aroma. Starts intense malty, roasty, oily, notes of coffee and some liquorice. Finish with bitter background. Warming-malty. Strong, but not alcoholic. Really good beer!
Garlic_of_Doom (517) - SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Beer Ditch.
Pours black with red hues and dark brown head.
Aroma is pretty vinous with some alcohol. Not that much more.
Taste focuses on dark chocolate and the roasted malt, slightly vinous, well balanced bitterness and well balanced all in all.
Full body, soft carbonation, smooth.
Solid Imperial Stout.
tcon25 (121) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft pour at Elliott Bay. Dark pour, coffee aroma, dark chocolate and coffee taste.
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 25 oz bomber into a tulip on 05.31.14.
A: 3 finger bubbly tan head which recedes quickly. Midnight black body with no red.
S: Cocoa powder, dark fruit, and licorice.
T: Fig, chocolate, raisin, cherry, and cinnamon toast dominate. Woodiness and a cabernet sauvignon quality are more subtle.
M: Creamy. Very chewy.
O: This was very complex and rich. There was some alcohol burn on the back end. The woodiness was not overwhelming. This was an excellent stout.
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Full marks. Chocolate, vanilla, hints of anissete and liquorice. Very long flavour.
kbutler1 (1367) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage Bottle, probably about 2 years old. Pours a dark brown with a nice thick mocha tan head. Molasses, caramel, and roast notes in the nose. Heavy mouthfeel. Very roasty! Thick and chewy. Sweet notes upfront but then the roast takes over leaving a lingering strong coffee like bitterness in the mouth. Feel the warmth from the 11%. Tasty but not for the faint.
llkc (536) - århus, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
duft: caffe vanilje. ristet malt rom
smag vanilje. kaka kaffe sødme. meget krop