magsinva (930) - 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 (346) - - 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 (631) - 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 (520) - 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 (4078) - Snohomish, 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 (4901) - 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 (3963) - 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.
baraciisch (2202) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick, dark black with mahogany tan head... Aroma of roasted malts licorice and notes of alcohol... Rich, full flavor of dark chocolate, espresso, and notes of cigar tobacco... Coffee bitterness on the palate... Solid
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Tonkun (964) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Espresso pour with mocha head. coffee, medium roast, dark chocolate, a bit of tar. Surprisingly smooth and well balanced. not overwhelming. Cream, coffee, bitterness and sweetness balanced with slight carbonation and alcohol. Very impressive.
jkwalking05 (4114) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black and thick with a decent tan head. Aroma is of molasses, coffee, roasted malt, leather, and chocolate. Taste is of dark chocolate, light smoke, molasses and coffee.