zebra (1583) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
25.4-oz bottle from beercornerusa/beertopia. worth the bucks. big creamy head, barrel in the background. i could drink this all day. maybe i will.
cobaink2 (361) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 bottle, popped the cap and imidiately you smell the brandy. Pouring the first glass there is quite a head. Lots of liquor and toasty goodness. Figs and licorice are dominate. Love this!!!
mogydirt (13) - simi valley, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best beers that i have spent some coin on. It pours very dark with a nice colored head. Smells like hints of brandy, chocolate and slight fruity notes. Taste of chocolate with coffee notes, slight fruit, slight oak and brandy. Pretty strong brew so it was a sipper. Great beer.
DenverLogan (1007) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In a big bottle...poured in a Val Dieu chalice.
Pours black with large brown head and lace.
Aroma of vanilla, milk chocolate, dark roasted malts.
Flavors of malted milk balls, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, carob, tobacco, oak, brandy, dark roasted malts. Overall very flavorful with a nice balance between sweetness, bitterness and a brandy barrel bite.
daknole (10799) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice beer! Better than the past beer of the same name. Fudge, charred oak, vanilla, toasted wood, brandy..pretty smooth and tasty.
Earlier Rating: 10/18/2012 Total Score: 4
Thanks to Bryan for the share. Reddish brown and super dark pour. Brown head. Aroma of booze, oak, lots of chocolate, roasted malt. Flavor is nice and smooth, not overly barreled and good roast character. Big beer.
slowrunner77 (9202) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Even though it’s slightly stronger than Black Betty, there is less of a boozy character in this one. The barreling is mellow but well integrated. Hints at fruit and oak and booze, but the roastiness of the stout and even the hops come through nicely. A hair under Black Betty...between 4.3 & 4.4, but due to the subtle nuances at play here, I’ll give it the higher nod. Supposed to be beer 5k, just a few hundred late :)"
Ernesto987 (5299) - 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.
bhensonb (13609) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Bine & Vine. Pours black with a transient tan head. Brandy burn aroma. And chocolate. Near full bodied. There’s lots of brandy and chocolate. Oak astringency. Very smooth burnt malt. Not much heat. Nice oak/brandy finish.
ajax25g (70) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Travlr! Lots of raisin, fig, and chocolate on the nose. Taste is similar. Thankfully it’s not hot.
BeerandBlues2 (11711) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours opaque, light absorbing black with a large, frothy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt, perfume and pine hops, dates and figs, prunes and licorice with vanilla, alcohol, and oak. Flavor is sweet dark malt, vanilla, brandy, oak, figs and dates, spicy hops and light bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.