TheEpeeist (3399) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Inky brown with dark tan frosting. Nose is cocoa, smoky prune and salty licorice. Creamy medium body with a sharp alcohol bite. Taste is woody blackberry, dark roast and bittersweet chocolate with a lingering, slightly sour, red wine note that adds a nice layer of complexity.
Shooter42 (130) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Very tasty dark and complex russian stout. I really enjoyed the smooth and rich mouthfeel and found it very easy to drink. Nice flavors of coffee and dark chocolate mixed with ripe fruit. The alcohol is so well hidden that you would never know this was a 9.8% ABV beer.
Jado (573) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 355 ml bottle. One of the darkest beers I’ve ever seen. Solid black, no light coming through at all with a dark brown head. Aromas of aniseed, prunes, dates, figs and chocolate. The taste starts out with smooth milk chocolate and dark fruit before a robust espresso/dark chocolate bitterness comes through. Lingering, rich chocolatey finish. Thick but velvety smooth body. Awesome.
reebtogi (4368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of brown head that leaves some spotted lacing behind. Aroma is dark fruits (wine grapes and/or prunes) with roasted grains and chocolate. Taste is a roasted grain bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness and a red wine grape dry finish. Also, has a hint of brandy. Medium to heavy bodied with some decent carbonation. A rich and complex Imperial stout that begs to be sampled. Well done.
wzd (1) - Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
A nice body, nice head, starts out like a very nice rich stout, but the "roasty" malt is just a little too toasty, with hints of burnt, which kills it for me.
jivy26 (31) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes of chocolate and roasts with a dark color and slight head at pour. Very solid imperial stout.
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bit of a yeasty aroma. Nice dark appearance with a nice dark caramel head. Very nice taste. Incredibly thick, creamy and smooth.
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a brown head. Tasty dark malts, chocolate, and vanilla notes. Good body, mouthfeel, and balance. Nice...
jimhilt (2428) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three finger brown head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black as midnight, no highlights. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Baked chocolate and some coffee nose. Flavor is sweet baked chocolate and some black liquorice, the 9.8% ABV is hidden. Decent RIS. 12oz bottle from Gift Specialists Oceanside, California.
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, carmel, light vanilla and light mocha. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, light coffee, light vanilla and a hint of anise with a smooth lingering roasty bitter chocolate finish.