Ratman197 (11260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan hed. Aromas of roasted malt, brandy, oak, fruitiness and light cocoa. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, vanilla, light oak and a hint of brandy with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.
AirForceHops (4530) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, Adrien picked shared at his big Aloha going away party. My dear God, we have hammered back some beer. If this was a sport, we would be taking a trophy today.
The flavor is smoother than the Sexy Betty but has much less roast. The flavor is still damn nice with the rich chocolate still in the base. The whiskey is taken over by the Brandy with a very light ABV burn. Very gold.
Chalumeaux (385) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle thanks Adrien. Dark chocolate pour with a lacey tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate fruit and oak. Taste is amazing notes of vanilla brandy and caramel. Such a treat.
WillRunForBeer (1432) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle shared by Adrien, thanks! Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, booze, oak. Wow, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla, brandy. Even better than Black Betty.
AdamChandler (3590) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Adrien for grabbing this one. Split 5 ways at just below cellar temp.
A - Pich black, 2 finger very creamy thick dark brown head.
S - Smells very nice. Lots of booze aroma, a little berry jam and a lot of roasted malts.
T - There is a lot of flavor here. Already, a nice base beer. Lots of roasted fresh chocolate, some cardamom and cinnamon. Roasted malts, coffee, espresso. this is really nice and quite intense. I don’t get any Brandy.
M - Nice dense mouthfeel, it is thick and leaves some residual sweetness
O - Hard to tell if Sexy Betty is better. This is special but lacks the rye whiskey spice from regular Black better
demmbonz (666) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle to snifters. Pour is pitch black. Cocoa , espresso, spice, dark fruits, and brown sugary aroma with a sweet brandy finish. Thick mouthfeel.
Thisis12ptfont (992) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big earthy, raisin, dried plum, resinous malt, chocolate, cocoa, toffee and oak. Appears a dark black with a nice lace. Taste is very very smooth with milk chocolate, chocolate syrup, malt syrup, vanilla and oak. Other notes of molasses, toffee, espresso beans, melted caramel, and sweet brandy liquor. Finish is very sweet, sugary chocolate, caramel and liquor booze (much like adult chocolate milk) with a touch of salted toffee. A rating.
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
this was delicious. What an incredible imp stout. Tons of everything you want, roast, ash, brandy notes, and big rich body. Perfectly made.
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom in PDX. Seriously heavy choclate nose, some light alc. fumes. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Smooth rich cholate, some light berries, gets a bit metallic in mid and finish. Medium body. Great mild dark chocolate flavors. A bit thin for an imperial. Hides the alc. pretty well.
KyotoLefty (7575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber. Roasty coffee, cocoa, maybe some brandy in the nose, wood. Pitch black with lace. Soft, satin, full body. Flavors of cocoa, coffee, berries. good.