rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle, black as engine oil color, with a dark tan colored head, nice yeasty, chocolate cake dough, chocolate praline, mocha, chocolate chip cookie dough, bran chocolate muffin nose, with some brownie, milk chocolate, fruitcake, bitter chocolate baking bar accents, with a soft chocolate, roasted, black, toasted malt, burnt chocolate pie crust, light coffee, drak dried fruit, faint spicy licorice note in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a very good warmth thick chocolate syrup, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cake, brownie, mild bitter chocolate, sweet roasted, black, chocolate, toasted, caramel malty character, with some burnt toast, burnt fruitcake, black coffee, faint mild sweet lactose, sweet brown chocolate bar, mocha, café latté, molasses flavors, leading towards a warming, yeasty, chocolatey, burnt brownie, mild roasted, black chocolate, toasted maltiness, lingering 85% cocoa black chocolate bitterness finish.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Dark brown almost black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, coffee and black malt. Flavor is bitter roasted malt with rich chocolate and light alcohol. Full body with average carbonation. Really good beer, very rich but balanced.
monk191 (1219) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good stout. Pours an incredibly deep black with a thick brown head. Smells of cream, chocolate and a bit of hops. Taste is chocolate all around, with some milk upfront, and dark bitter chocolate in the finish. Had in the bottle.
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umich03jm (2494) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thin head that fades to a ring and leaves oily webbing. Rich aroma of chocolate fudge, dark roasted coffee, dark fruit, licorice, and light caramel. Taste is intense. Mostly chocolate fudge and strong bitter roasted coffee but some licorice, smoke, and dark fruit show up in the finish. Mouthfeel has a slight chalkiness to it. Medium to thick body. Overall, a really nice, intense RIS.
DrinkinWell (335) - - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark black with hefty mocha head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, and maple syrup. Deep roasted coffee notes balanced perfectly with generous, though not bitter, hops makes for a beautiful beer.
lehueve (9) - Calexico, Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. Bottle poured into a snifter. Pours pitch black with a nice finger and a half of a mocha head. The aroma is very nice, I get bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, licorice, some nice earthy character. The taste is lot of chocolate, a hint of coffee in the back end with a nice bitterness. I also get some sweet milky notes. Nice body on this one, very silky. Great overall beer.
Palidor19 (3038) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soild all the way, with a heavy emphasis on the palate with much dark flavor malts, toasted nuts, cocoa, caramel. spicy hops with the bitterness yet not overpowering, its an exception beer all the way. drink carefully.
stoutnick (690) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark and oily. Aroma is roasted malt, soy sauce. Taste is the same. Overall, good stout, nice to drink, just pretty regular though. Nothing overly memorable.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle -
The beer pours out a black body with a 2" dark tan head. Aroma is baker’s chocolate, black licorice, toffee and a bit of dark fruit. Flavor has some medium sweetness, huge malt attack, a touch spicy and lightly vinous. A very nice example of an impy stout.
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is very toasted, almost burnt, with molasses, coffee, and fruit. The appearance is dark brown almost black with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma with a burnt bitter finish. The palate is think. Overall a pretty good example of the style but way to bitter for me.