DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks zvikar. Black with a light brown head. Roasty aroma, a bit burnt, with coffee beans and dark chocolate. Roasty burnt flavor with coffee and a bitter finish, roasty, hoppy, a bit herbal. Rather full-bodied, kinda silky.
Sevenlee (1451) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours totally black with a black head. Aroma is malt, roasted notes, caramel, chocolate, coffee, liquorice and some hops. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a roasty finish. Good one!
DedicatedToFun (3346) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome imperial stout on tap at the brewery in san diego, dark, chocolate, malts, rich, creamy
kathouse (1169) - Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep in color with a matching dark foam. Head smells like chocolate and dust. Dies down quickly. Nice roasted malt flavor with sticky red and purple fruits in the finish.
drjay44 (2800) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, brown head, with slight lacing, over a clear brown black (SRM 35) body......nose is heavy roasted malts, with chocolate dominating coffee, light dried fruits, including plum, raisin, hints of toffee/caramel, light hop spice....taste is heavy chocolate, lighter coffee from the roasted malts, light plum, raisin, berries, brown sugar sweetness, leading to a moderate, earthy, spicy hop lingering, bitter, finish....mouth feel thick, creamy, quite sticky, minimal astringency, alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds to creamy sensations. This is a huge, rich, nicely balanced example of this heavy style. It is a bit on the sweet end of the spectrum, which could be balanced by a bit of umami. BJCP 9/3/16/5/8
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with rich thick brown head. Creamy robust roasted malts barely any coffee an excellent non barrel aged ris.
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slimspady (211) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black pour. Very thin tan head. Big and complex. Lots of flavor. Oily mouthfeel. Smooth though.
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, near room temp (chilled for just a couple hours). The first actual thing that happened when I poured this beer and saw its color and head was me unconsciously saying "wow, oh my god." It is that rich and impressive. Tastes and smells of coffee and chocolate, immensely satisfying. Really glad I decided to pick this up. Great SoCal beer.
tgncc (2948) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is coffee, chocolate. The appearance is dark black, tan head. The flavor is chocolate, licorice, coffee, cream, roast, very nice. The finish is sweet, then roasty, and pine. Medium/thick to thick in body. Very good.
AirForceHops (3765) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at Oliver’s Beverage Center, Albany, NY. No bottle date anywhere to be found. Sure it sat for a while since I bought it in July. Anyhow, thick opaque black with huge beige head slowly fading to a thin ring. Aroma is light roast, licorice and dark fruits. Flavor is an extension of the aroma with a strong boozy finish. The alcohol burn after the sip is pretty strong leaving huge warming sensation after the sip. After looking at all the parts of this brew, I still enjoyed it rather much.