ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a good stout with notes of belgian yeast....hides the alchol really well
a good example of a so called belgain stout...much better than alagash black
Haslinger (848) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Port Brewing. Pitch black pour with a tan head. Great roasted malt taste but some fruit, raisins or figs. Wine taste throughout. Smokey but fruity aftertaste. Incredibly complex would love to get some of this and age it. Sweet but dark finish. Awesome! would buy again
bleeng (1472) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks LA Saints club. Black and opaque with a lively brown head that dissapaites. Nose is soapy, burnt malts, coffee, sweetness, ready to drink. Taste is chocolate, burnt malts, coffee, sugar, smooth but with a bit of carbonation for the liveliness. Alcohol is present and the carbonation is evident. Nice beer.
Fortunately Iíve got another to let age-letís give this a while and see how it changes.
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs. Had a nice bold cocoa bean aroma of roasted coffee. Creates a large development of foam while a pitch black stout sits waiting to be tasted. The flavor is sour and tart with an unripe taste but it has a Belgian personality so I guess itís understandable. It definitely masks its alcohol content and started to creep onto me by the finish of the bottle.
BlackForestCO (975) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2009 Big thanks to Crosling for sharing a bottle of this. Poured a thick, deep brown color with a thick tan head that left some lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, light roast, and some coffee. Smooth, lightly bitter chocolate with some coffee and roasted malt, some fruitiness and hint of light bitter hops. As it warmed up it became much more enjoyable. Full and smooth on the palate. Very nice beer.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color, with a nice looking tan head. Inviting nose, with a lot of depth (chocolate, dark fruit.) Flavor is fairly complex, with hints of chocolate and a wide array of fruits. Solid mouth feel. Lots of depth. This is a very nice brew.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 17, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Our bottle said 11. Can we say roast in the aroma?/ Dark black with tan head. Very nice. Flavor is roasty, chocolate, a nice strong taste throughout. Long lasting head, very tasty.
adrian910ss (2274) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep black with a thick medium sized light brown head. Aroma of dark sweet chocolate, roasted coffee beans and malt. Taste of dark chocolate, light roasted coffee beans, malt and black licorice. Good, but lacking greatness.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Hellbillyís gathering. Thanks Shyam! Nice midnight black pour with a creamy tan head. Bitter chocolate and deep roast coffee in the aroma and flavor. Nice malty finish. A great Imperial Stout.
jason (1674) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2008 Bottle. Poured a really nice deep black body with nice head. Aroma is roast, chocolate. Flavor is bitter sweet chocolate, coffee roast, and a sweet malty taste. The mouthfeel lasts forever! This is damn good young and look forward to trying it aged.