drjay44 (3306) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
slimspady (219) - 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 (3085) - 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 (5876) - 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.
TourDeBeer (123) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Room temp, 20degrees, Caramel , alcohol, dark choc and coffee aromas, rich black in glass with a brown minimal head. Bitter on tongue first, smooth taste, minimal carbonation, lovely dry after taste leaving my mouth watering. I've brought four of these they are such a long drink, do not drink at fridge cold.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
skmikeg (1672) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black with a one finger khaki head with decent lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, bakers coco, coffee, licorice, and some burnt wood notes. Taste is roasted malts, bakers coco, coffee, molasses, burnt caramel, dark fruits, some smokey woods notes, and a little tobacco. Has a medium-full body with a creamy, oily mouthfeel, and a slightly dry, semi bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty nice imp. stout that is surprisingly smooth and non-boozy for 9,8% abv.
ivyman123 (18) - Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thick beige head. Strong, thick, chocolate/coffee smoky malts and boozy finish. Just about perfect.
patricks110 (2392) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great Imperial Stout. Pure black body with a thin tan head and frothy lacing rings. Nose is nicely roasted with syrupy espresso and dark chocolate. tons of sweet roasty goodness with a hint of bourbon barrel and licorice. Dark and deeply complex with big roasted malts and a bit of sweet dessertlike finush and warmth.