camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big coffee chocolate nose. Taste follows suit. Add.some smoke and vanilla on palate. Finish is very smooth. Nice price as well.
LearninBeer (487) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is sweet bread, a little licorice raisin. Pours black with an amber hue, no head (this bottle is probably 2007 or 2008) and no lacing to speak of. The taste is some sweet and some bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation average and the finish bitter. Tastes of chocolate, dates, very very good!
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a Yom Kippur eve tasting at Max’s place. Thanks kerenmk. 2016 bottle. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, chococlate, coffee, a bit of cherries and more fruits. Great sweet flavor, rich, with roast, chocolate, a bit of coffee, some dark fruits, light alcoholic note, and a bitterish note. Full-bodied, rounded. Really good.
coachd (599) - Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m drinking the 2016 version, 11.5% ABV. I can smell the flaked barley, along with some dark fruit, coffee and cocoa. Not boozy or roasty at all. Flat black color with a light brown head. It looked watery pouring out; I have to dock it a point for that. The dark fruit makes an appearance in the taste as well, along with brown sugar and roasted malt. Not very complex, but not bad either. Strong and long lasting aftertaste. The palate really let me down. An Imperial Stout this big should not be this thin and watery. Overall, this was pretty good but I don’t know whether I would seek it out again. It was expensive, not really worth it.
andyhwcinc (1854) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Siciliano's Market in Grand Rapids, MI; enjoyed at home after a long long run and lots of driving to the suburbs. Appearance is pitch black, moderate thickness. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, vanilla, smells nice. Taste is very good, light burn from ABV, strong chocolate notes, finishes dry, very good stuff.
SG111 (1297) - New York, USA - AUG 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 01/29/16. Pours black, small quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is super roasty, lots of chocolate, some coffee. Flavor is very roasted malt, chocolate, sweet chocolate notes, maybe some vanilla. Decently sweet. Nice full body, very good.
hfmejias (1273) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Another good one. Poured black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malts and booze. Taste has a lot of chocolate, brown sugar dark fruit and some coffee. Taste of chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. very good beer, quite enjoyable.
willisread (2565) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Thanks Gregg! The nose has some light coconut and vanilla bt is basically Dr. Pepper all the way. Alcohol is well integrated and completely non-existent basically. Super smooth and dare I say quaffable. A fun beer.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUN 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from summer. Pours black. Aroma and taste are dark chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee.
TimE (5100) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color. Very smooth Dr Pepper with Cola and very dry nose with some wheat and cacao. The mouth is super smooth with the abv well hidden. Dry with lots of cracked wheat and dark chocolate, cacao. Intense cacao. So well balanced. Perfectly executed.for the abv it’s really amazing
Dorkenstein (434) - - MAY 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of dark fruits, dark chocolate, vanilla and star anise. Taste is sweet dark fruit, chocolate, espresso, vanilla, and a touch of star anise in the end.