gabrielsyme (66) - Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Savor in DC (5/17/08). Tastes of candied sugar, almost like a belgian. The alcohol is very apparent. I wasnít too overwhelmed with this but Iím not too familiar with english strongs.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. bomber, pours a cola brown with a two finger tan head that drifts down to a whisp, minimal lacing. Aroma is initially cola-like, but then milk chocolate, dark fruits and some woodiness. Flavor is a bit thin, but there is some milk chocolate, wood and maybe molasses. Not overly complex or anything, and somewhat bland in flavor.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours black ( i swear its an imperial stout) had this one after dark lord and bourbon county its like it belonged in the same class.aromas of choclate ,vanilla and wood flavor of vanilla,oak and a little boubon great ale
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer coming on the rebound from a bad one. Very creamy mouth. Pours near black with ruby shinethrough. Aroma is of chocolate coffee. Taste...very creamy. Hangs around the mouth with a bitterness and woody flavor. Nice bitter chocolate aftertaste.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh Yeah. Black with small rocky off white head. Light roast malt aroma with hints of vanilla and coffee. Nice creamy mouthfeel with big roasty, vanilla, coffee and wood flavors. Dry finish with some bourbon notes and alchohol warming. Fantastic easy drinking strong stout pushing an imperial.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of coffee, vanilla, smoke, spice and wood. Dark deep brown hue with a tan mostly diminishing head. Flavor is of smoke, spice, clove, molasses, and wood. Full bodied and oily soft. Thick and cloying. Ok but kind of an off spice flavor.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black body with a small creamy tan head. Sweet roasted malt, light caramel and coffee hints. Sweet coffee, roasted malt and light creamy caramel, hints of vanilla and very faint oak. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
nimbleprop (5576) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Savor DC event. Pours a watery, nearly opaque black with a thin white head. Mild aroma of vanilla and oak. Flavor has more roasted malts, toast and strong whiskey. Flat and a bit oily on the palate. The beer was really good, but it was pair with Maytag blue cheese and didnít stand up to the pairing.
jefcon (1474) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark pour with reddish edges. Aromas are deep, nearly sour, with a sweet vanilla / chocolate malt smell layered on top. The palate of the beer is pretty aggressive, with some alcohol showing through. Raisins, chicory, and vanilla donít completely mesh on the tongue. This was a miss for me, though the flavors were strong and true.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. This brew poured dark black with the slightest hint of a creamy caramel head. The nose was smoky barley, and the palate..ah, the palate. Hardwoods, coffee, licorice, smoke, vanilla toward the back of the tongue, and just a bit of butterscotch. Amazing.