pagvan229 (14) - panama city beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer tasted as described. The aroma made me want more. It pour black with little head. Great beer to try, is not over powered in any way.
rollsrace (81) - - DEC 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very dark brown almost black with a chocolate brown foam head. Like most imperial stouts. Rich and creamy first impression. Followed by some bourbon and alcholol and maybe chocolate. Follows then with some coffee flavors then finishes with a bitter aftertaste.
kayres (810) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thin tan head. Sweet soy aroma. Smooth full bodied molasses, bit of soy
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MarcoDL (3980) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at tasting. Dark brown pour. Aroma of strong dark malt and some chocolate. Taste has lots of malt as well, with mild red fruit, choco and some booze. Where is the bourbon? This beer has potential, but feels unfinished.
natejgood (476) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich dark brown. A thin head appears after the beer settles that is the color of coffee ice cream. Even though the head is relatively thin it looks right on this beer. Aroma of dark licorice, molasses and dark fruits. This beer smells very rich. Fairly creamy in the mouth, but the carbonation, rather than being bubbly, is almost sharp for a second and then disappears. Flavor of dark, rich chocolate and overripe cherries. Maybe just a hint of alcohol flavor, which isn’t surprising at 11%. The flavor isn’t as nuanced as some of the very best imperial stouts, but this is a solid entry in the category.
jdheredia2 (27) - - NOV 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Anis! I was really excited to taste this beer and then I realized it was mostly anis. Love dark, stout, imperial stout, etc, but this was overpowered by the black licorice flavor.
b33r (843) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black color with thin light brown head and moderate lacing. Aroma is weak- nonexistent, maybe some malt remnants but otherwise nothing. Flavor is okay, well balanced with the bourbon and cocoa coffee notes but weak all around. Called Nectar Ales Black Xantus at the bar, but this says its retired....is this an old beer?
DCLawyer (2598) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber->snifter. Black with huge frothy tan head. A: chocolate malt, nuts, toffee, roasted malts, coffee, hint of booze. T: coffee grounds, roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, booze. Quite good.
Martinus (4440) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, liquorice, vanilla and chocolate. Bitter flavour, roasted malts, coffee, light caramel, hops. Full, thick body. Bitter finish, liquorice root, light sour note. Bit sweet, quite boozy.
(from 75cL bottle @ Let’s drink all of Rich’s American beers Tasting. Thanks for sharing, omgrich!)
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
15/VIII/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ We’re drinking all of Rich’s American beers tasting - BB: n/a (2015-1086) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, small fizzy beige head, non adhesive, unstable. Aroma: very rich, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, bit sourish. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very alcoholic and boozy, bitter, roasted, caramel, molasses, bit smoky. Aftertaste: alcohol, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, bit hoppy, roasted, some coffee, a lot of coffee actually. Didn’t know anything about the beer beforehand, looks like i got a lot of it right. Sourness from the wine barrels, bourbon, coffee, ... So, even at the end of such a big tasting, still got my senses serving me right! ;-)