Jado (747) - 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 (5395) - 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 (4) - 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 (32) - 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 (3252) - 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 (2540) - 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 (12660) - 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.
Bacterial (2712) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour from a bomber. Tan head that disappeared pretty fast. Sweet, roasted chocolate malt nose - nice! Lots of carbonation in the mouthfeel. Beautifully balanced sweetness and roasted chocolate and hop bitterness. Not too thick. Very nice on a chilly MN spring day.
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Seriously roasty nose. Unbelievable intense smoke. I swear they threw a burnt log in the boil. Is this a BBQ marinade or a beer? Color viscous motor oil with a chocolate pudding head. Nothing subtle here. If you are into ashy chewy smoke you may love this. This is going to give me a headache. Weird IPA blasts through the middle. Bitter smoke and sweet hops? You will not forget this beer! No sweetness to speak of and extremely dry. Hardcore! Seems unfinished. I got to get one of these for my friend and see what he thinks. Not my cup of tea or should I say coffee. fuckin’ burnt to hell!