mbgrayson (628) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a rich dark tan head. Aroma is of wood, wine, whiskey and malts. The taste is rich and complex, with notes of chocolate, malts, and wood. This is a finely crafted barrel aged imperial stout. Thumbs up!
pinkzambia (1694) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 Bottle: I enjoyed this at the annual Stout tasting in Boise hosted by some Beer Advocate guys (gasp) where they allow some rating whores in from ratebeer.
This beauty had a smooth sweet aroma. The flavors had mellowed out with just a perfect amount of malty sweetness. It held up well. Tasty.
matticus_finch (12) - California, USA - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is delightfully dynamic and completely insane. Other reviewers seem to disagree, but the aroma is my favorite part--intense dark chocolate, port, tobacco, mild smoke and maple sugar. Stellar. Despite the permanent stain this beer appears to leave on my glass, it isn’t quite as full-bodied and creamy as I expected. Looks like a steakhouse, drives like a bistro. This beer is worth it for the aromatics alone, though!
Bule (1277) - California, USA - APR 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle pours a thick black color with a dark brown head. Low carbonation. Smooth toffee that blends well with a subtle bourbon flavor.
WABeerFiend (327) - - APR 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bomber into a goblet on 02.08.15.
A: Bourbon, German chocolate cake, molasses, and cherry. It has a very rich smell. Bourbon is strong.
A: 1/2 finger dark brown head. It quickly fades to a ring with some spots of foam. Midnight black body with no red.
T: Bourbon, German chocolate cake, and cherry dominate.
P: Surprisingly thin for 12.7% ABV. Smooth, but watery.
O: The alcohol is hidden well. The aroma is awesome, but the taste is disappointingly muted.
John25 (1138) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black. Darkness. Oil. Fruit. Roast. Molasses syrup. Rich velvet feel. Excellent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
conway (2061) - - MAR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Oily black with no head. Aroma is soy sauce and dark fruit. Taste follows with a tasty waffle cone finish. Thick sticky mouthfeel. Good.
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[2/15/15] Draught at City Beer in San Francisco. Black with a beautiful dark brown head. Big aroma of dark chocolate, liqueur and some coffee. Flavor full of chocolate, cocoa, some coffee and a bit of liqueur. Big thick mouthfeel. Wonderful.
Bov (10574) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of fiulijn; my Ratebeer’s rating #10’000 - pitch black beer with no head, leaves black traces on the side of the glass; light woody and with strong notes of chocolate, dark fruits, maple syrup, caramel and molasses; full-bodied, some sweetness, thick and sticky, a fair earthy bitterness and a long aftertaste of molasses, Bourbon, wood, black cherries and maple syrup again with a warming alchol presence - massive and very good
jrob21 (2935) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at HMOG. Super sweet and soy sauce. Big body, big viscous texture. Not quite my speed as far as how I like my stouts at this point. Big aggressive chewy malt body and sweetness. Dark and rich.