JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into snifter. Huge thanks to buckeyesox for this one - I believe it’s about a year old.
Pours opaque black, with a one-finger very fluffy dark brown head, settling down into a denser, but thin, brown cap that doesn’t want to go away. The head is fantastic for this beer.
Nose is equally fantastic - a nice mix of espresso, rich chocolate, and vivid dark fruits, with the emphasis on the dark fruits and cocoa. The nose is just so rich but still supremely balanced and integrated.
Starts off with just a huge, delicious espresso presence right off the bat, with a secondary note of rich cocoa, and lots of licorice and dark fruit swirling around in there. There’s a smoky tobacco quality as well. Superb in every respect.
Mouthfeel is just as fantastic - lighter than expected, with a more active carbonation that’s still soft and light on the tongue. You just don’t want to stop drinking this thing. Almost no alcohol presence, fantastic mouthfeel, delicious flavor - can’t say enough about this beer. Hits on all cylinders.
As a note, the alcohol starts to warm you up about halfway through, and comes out a bit more as the beer hits room temperature, but never detracts from the flavors or body of the beer. Still an A+ effort.
rosenbergh (7923) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Lost Abbey, San Marcos, CA.
Black colour with a small tan head.
Coffee, roasted malt, vanilla and sweetness in the aroma.
The flavour is coffee, vanilla, sweetness, roasted malt and some hoppy notes. Too much coffee for me. Creamy.
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DrinkyCrow (93) - Washington, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Nice appearance. Highly boozy nose, but not objectionable. Smooth, malty, very, very nice. Would easily get again.
petebananafish (8) - - APR 24, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense strong flavors. Dark and powerful boozy like a drunk sith. I quite like it. Also from pine box.
smallfry (155) - - APR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Tap) Intense. It is good although with a bit of bitterness. I would say it’s almost too strong for me!
amfinkel (1) - California, USA - APR 22, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Toasty, chocolate and doughy stout. This is the best stout that I have tasted. Beautifully balanced. Lingers lusciously on the tongue.
neongolden (704) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, April 21 2015) Pours black with a huge pillowy mocha head and lots of lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, molasses, soy, smoky charred malts, an earthy peppery note. On the palate, a fair amount of sweet chocolate offset by ashy roasted malt, slightly oxidized soy and liqourice, molasses, a noticable acidic note, earthy. Finish pretty dry with lots of burnt malt bitterness, some chocolate, soy, earthy and smoky with maybe a touch of pepper. Fairly full body with smooth creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation, hints of alcohol. The very heavy roast definitely dominates this beer but sets it apart from most stouts. Still drinks smoothly even if it’s more acidic than sweet and unctuous. Good sipper.
stevoj (2649) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredibly smooth, completely masking the elevated ABV. Chocolate comes to mind first, lots of roast grains. Abrupt finish.
JHeath99 (1306) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful opaque black with a rich toffee colored head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste of burnt malts, coffee, dark chocolate, and slight booze.
skatanarchy (62) - - APR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
로스트 에비 브루어리-설펜& 스타우트 11% ABV 다크초콜릿과 꿀의 조화. 탄산감이나 거품은 거의 없이 비터감으로 시작, 다크초콜릿의 쌉쌀한풍미에 꿀이 치고 오르며 마무리 짓는 임페리얼 스타우트.샌디&
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured black and thick with thin tan head. Vanilla cocoa, and coffee aroma. Flavor has licorice, anise and dark chocolate. Finished roast bitterness.