someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours an almost completely black color with a lovely sized tan head. dark chocolate malts and roasted malts are prominent in the nose. smells great! extremely smooth to drink. carbonation is there but it’s just enough in my opinion. dark cocoa nibs and slight vanilla come through in the taste. just a relatively simple and wonderfully done beer. wow... a real treat my friends cheers!
PapaSkeetSkeet (918) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with 2 inches of chocolate-milk-colored, medium-coarse head that fades at a moderate rate of decay. Aroma is soy sauce, toasted wood, touch of burnt toast, hints of coffee and chocolate, touch of herbs. Body is oily, medium heaviness, and creamy with moderate amount of very fine velvety carbonation. No burn. Flavor is light coffee milk with touch of dissolved toffee and cream, light chocolate, brushy vegetation and grass, very small bitterness that melds perfectly with the flavor. Very good stout. Aroma is a little thin. Body is the highlight. Flavor is solid.
Redr8r (12) - Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark as night with a great coffee and dark chocolate taste. This is a great stout.
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SHIG (3703) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to hubsluvsbeer: Poured a oil sludge black with a two finger light brown head. Aroma is chocolate and vanilla. Taste is silky milk chocolate, roasted malts, light subtle coffee. Finish is dry and sweet.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 2/19/13. Poured 12/25/14. opaque black with a fluffy, very active brown-beige head. Aroma is roast malts, dark fruits, vanilla (still present!), earth, chocolate, molasses; smells excellent. Taste is coffee, roast malt, chocolate, hint of char/smoke, subtle vanilla flavor, touch of prune/raisin; aftertaste is roast malt, chocolate. Thin, spotty lacing. Medium-low carbonation. Medium-full mouth feel; a touch thin perhaps. I’m surprised the vanilla has held up for this long, though it is weak at best. This is still quite good. Worth a re-rate.
kidobutai (434) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle. Decent head and terrific lacing. Dark dark brown appearance. Vanilla aroma and oats. Nice creaminess.
mike5326 (1037) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium short lived tan head. Strong roasted malt with a hint of vanilla aroma. Medium body with a roasted malt flavor and a medium finish.
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dpjuart (1092) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottoe from The Kinick. Pours black, rimming chocolate head. Nose is incredible. Coffee, chocolate, roast nose. Smooth chocolate, raisin, vanilla sweetness, with a huge astringent roast after. Yummy.
monkeychugg55 (919) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a tan head. The aroma has a nice mellow vanilla character with some moderate roasted notes, chocolate, and a touch of char. The flavor has some nice constant vanilla that doesn’t overpower, with chocolate and coffee notes upfront and finishing with a touch of burnt malt. Very well balanced in both flavor and bitterness. Well done.
TimE (3466) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color. A brown color head. Vanilla dark chocolate dark fruit, but not a ton of roastiness in the nose that is fairly sweet. Medium body. Smooth. Slightly acidic finish. Excellent.
SG111 (232) - - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bierkraft. Used motor oil appearance with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla. A lot of pleasant sweetness. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malts. Bit of vanilla. But the thing that’s awesome here is how creamy and full bodies it is. It has a body which a lot of non-imperial stouts lack. Really an awesome Stout.