gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
black pour with small brown head. Big roasty/smoky aroma with some chocolate. The flavor is similar, with some anise/licorace and a warming bit of alcohol in the finish.
artmcd8 (1927) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Pretty long want of mine. Thanks for bringing it on the trip. Pours a dark brown black. Not much head. Aroma of smoke and chocolate. Roasty. Taste is sweet. Medium body.
charule (1400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to Dan. Poured super black with dark tan head. Aroma smokey vanilla choc dark fruit. Light/min carb med thick bod. Bitter smokey choc dry taste.
RobertDale (3862) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, and bourbon. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, and a bit of smoke. Excellent.
JK (4751) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black. The smoke is there in the aroma, and some smoked meat in the flavor, but also with bourbon. I might have liked this more without the bourbon.
nimbleprop (5347) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Superstar Beverage in Huntington. Pours a very thick, viscous black with some creamy, off white head. Nose has a ton of black licorice and molasses, hugely sweet, malt too, some mild smoke, some umami notes, plenty of booze too. Flavor follows right along, very thick, burnt caramel, molasses, liquid licorice, some anise, some smoke, pencil lead. Full bodied, thick, boozy finish.
jandd1983 (2897) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a black color with a brown head. The aroma was of coffee, chocolate, smoke, vanilla and some hops. The taste was sweet, with roast, vanilla, wood, a little tartness and resinous hops. Nice.
BrewDad (5086) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black in color, thin tan head. Big thick smoked flavor and aroma. This was a super imperial stout .
Steve_0 (2971) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home with my dad. Pour is pitch black with a small brown head and sticky lacing. Tangy, earthy, molasses, light smoke, roasty, some Cocoa, bread, and dark fruity aroma. Taste is tangy, coffee grounds, some grass, semi-smoky, lightly fruity, black licorice, and anise with a lightly bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Solid offering.
madmitch76 (16572) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
28th November 2014
Bottle share at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to our host. Opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Palate is airy with very mild carbonation. Dense and slightly savoury dark malts. Little malt cream. Raisin and prune fruits. Savoury finish, not too much smoke. Very rich and tasty.
deyholla (7374) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Jeff, thanks! Pours black with a dark chocolate brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has lots of bitter dark chocolate supported by graham cracker, roasted malts and a bit of smoke. Flavor combines bitter chocolate and sweet dark grains with a supporting smokiness and roasted malts.