Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at PIB 2010. Poured a dark brown, but decidedly not black with a short-lived tan head and almost no lacing. Smells of light whiskey, oak, vanilla, chocolate. Tastes of whiskey, oak, vanilla, cocoa and some caramel. Mouthfeel is incredibly thin, isn’t this supposed to be a barrel aged imperial stout??? Also way too sweet for me, personally. Having seen this retail for around 15 bucks a bomber I would have to say that it’s one of the most ridiculous rip offs I’ve seen.
madvike (3192) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Deep black with a nice tan head. Coffee, vanilla, and ashtray with some decent warmth. Taste is sweet vanilla, with decent coffee, not a ton of bitterness. Lots of dark roast on the finish. Reminds me a lot of KBS, but a bit sweeter and with less bitterness. Smooth and chewy in the mouth. Nice.
cgarvieuk (21036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... sweet roast toffee malts ... big front ... heavy roast ... light wine ... hint of vanilla bourbon ... definite chocolate ... light coffee ... nice
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010-07-01. Black body, small brown head fades. 3+ Aroma has a mild woody character at first. Modest dark malt, and what I call "Imperial Stout aroma" - your standard complement of IS characteristics. Mild fruit accents. 7+ Flavour is similar, modest woody character up front, rich malty core, tangy not quite fruity notes, light bitterness especially in the finish, mild roast lingers in the aftertaste. 7+ Smooth medium bodied palate. 3+ Solid but I don’t love it, something is missing to bring everything together a little more fluidly. Bottle at Seattle International Beer Festival
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Review #100! WooHoo!
Pours a nice deep brown with minimal head and basically no lacing. Aroma is enticing - some sweet molasses, a bit of coffee, and malts really shine through. Flavor is very similar but the sweetness comes through a bit more with some vanilla notes as an added bonus. Carbonation seems spot on for the style. Very nice beer. Split this bottle with my buddy mishuggah and we both agree that this beer very much reminds us of Dark Lord with regard to the flavor profile. We’re both calling this one Dark Lord Lite, and I like it.
Will definitely drink this again. YUM!
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[3074-20100702] Sample. Mild boozy aroma has tons of fruity roast. Dark brown black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Sherry sweet roast malt flavour seems to be red wine barrel aged with hints of vanilla. Full body. Very tasty.
(@ SIB 2010, Seattle, WA)
BuckeyeBoy (5777) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pours out black topped with a tan head. Aroma of roast malts, milk chocolate, vanilla, wood and caramel. Taste was more of the sweetness vanilla, chocolate, almond joy, pit fruit, all in a great body. Very glad I got to try this one.
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to hopscotch. Pours black with off white almost tan head. Nose is plum, licorice, bourbon, oak and chocolate. Taste is mostly plum and licorice, some bourbon (no burn), chocolate and black coffee. A bit oily. Good stout!
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black color with a tan soapy head. Has an aroma of caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, and wood, with hints of cherry. Starts sweet, some cherry notes, then a nice level of carbonation and malt in the middle. Then that oh so perfect velvety chocolate finish with some additional cherry notes on the finish. Some licorice notes mixed in as well. Very tasty IS.
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown to beige head. Aroma is light light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, wood, toffee, vanilla, english licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.