Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thick, fluffy brown head. Aroma is sweet and malty; dark fruits, roasty, molasses, some chocolate. Flavor is roasty malts, dark fruits, some smoke, and some wine-like booziness. Chewy mouth feel. The alcohol is pretty well-hidden. Really nice overall.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle. It pours black with an active dark brown head. Small with lots of CO2 bubbling about. The nose has notes of molasses, prune, raisin, smoke, and roasted malt. The flavor is a little vinous up front with some of those prune and raisin notes with smokey, roasted malt and slight burnt and ash notes on the back end. A medium to long ashy finish. Full bodied. Slightly warming on the way down, but the alcohol is well hidden otherwise.
marcus (6861) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Corti Bros. Sacramento. Pours near black with a thick light brown head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a rich chocolate and treacle flavor with a slightly sour finish.
magsinva (918) - Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Virginia Wine Experience - pours cola with a tan head. Aroma is fantastic, malt and dark chocolate, without the bitterness. Taste is sweet. Palate is nice too. Overall, very well balanced.
Jrwhitney6 (335) - - JAN 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer. From tap, is dark with a minimal head. Nice aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Taste of some burnt dark chocolate, and very smooth. Excellent - and hides the high alcohol on the taste, but packs quite a kick when done.
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demmbonz (606) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber to mega snifter. Thick and oily and black. Big dark brown head. Burnt aroma. Sweet and roasted. Near perfect palate.
doublebock (516) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black with dark brown and reddish hue. Roasted malt and chocolate syrup aroma. Creamy texture with notes of espresso grinds and tootsie roll. Chalky toasted malt finish of soy sauce and port and some light hoppy bitterness
maxwelldeux (3874) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a super thick and almost black color with a thin off-white head. Nose has some bitter chocolate notes in there with just a hint of licorice underneath. Taste is thick and toasty, with just a hint of toasting. Great brew.
nuplastikk (4747) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Opaque black with a nice creamy deep rusty beige head. Creamy chocolate aroma, a touch of vanilla. Pretty solid Imperial Stout, not super hop forward, as you might expect/hope for from a West Coast brewery. Solid, respectable offering nonetheless. Quite drinkable, Has some nice dark fruit tones, De Coqish at times, mundane at others. A nice depth that doesn’t center on overbearing qualities.
Iphonephan (3733) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Intense coffee and chocolate aroma carrying over to the taste. Hints of plums and dark fruits. Bitter finish.