Jamesthebrit (347) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is lighter for an imperial stout. Boozy with a little acidity. Big chocolate note. Looks perfect. Very dark brown with a very creamy head. Great taste. Big chocolate note. Acidity cuts through quite a bit. Finish is a bit of booze with more chocolate. A little acidic on the palate. Full body. Nice finish.
Overall this is a solid stout with a much better chocolate note than others. Acidity comes through a bit too much. Otherwise solid.
ajnepple (3308) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz single bottle from Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits in Muscatine, poured into a snifter. Vigorous pour results in a black appearance with a small khaki head that lingers. Aroma of dark malts, molasses, dark chocolate, roast, light vanilla, light espresso, a touch of dark fruits and a slight hint of alcohol at times. Similar flavor, rich, dark and roasted with a moderately sweet, light bitter finish. Full body with a smooth, creamy feel and soft carbonation. Good stuff, better than their Dragon’s Milk IMO. Give Dr. John’s Gris-Gris album a spin while you sip on this one.
Brentv (476) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Pours opaque black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, licorice, and chocolate. Taste is sweet and rich. Full bodied. Nice.
Zewski (1) - Matthews, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I could drink this every day!
Pours black with a tan head that clings to the glass. Use a snifter to fully appreciate the chocolatey aroma. Each sip fills your mouth with its thick, full bodied, nectar of Western Michigan.
The finish lingers on, but
kaser (4001) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour from 22oz bottle at home. Foamy white head. A heavy whiskey flavor. Cocoa and slight sweet flavor. Not loving it. But assuming it might be the moment.
wlajwl (4537) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is coffee, fruit/dark fruit and a small hint of funk. The flavor is dark malts, slightly burnt toast, dark fruit/berries/vinous and a warming/alcoholic finish.
Couch0508 (107) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2015
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
This would be a great Mother's Day gift to get your mother if she put you up for adoption and you were still holding a grudge. This stuff is awful.
PhatB420 (723) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz into a Allagash stemmed glass, bottle says 11.5 abv, 2015 edition. Pours a black meshed with brown highlights. White/tan creamy lacing, ample head, retention is solid. Aroma of booze, toasty malts, black licorice, figs, blackberry. Taste of bitter malts, roasty and chewy with a tang. Choco, vanilla, dark roast coffee, booze in aftertaste. A big brew with a large presence. Drinkable in a slow train environment, fortified by friends and time. An imp stout through and through, with excellence balance and the knowledge of you ate getting what was promised. A nice endeavor in late April in the Western mass hills while spring is hiding somewhere. Excellent.
williamstome (1320) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, brown head. Aroma of cocoa, booze, flavor of chocolate, booze, raisins, dark fruits. Tasty.
DocJitsu (1199) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint chalice. Very dark brown with a large head, but just right for aesthetics. The head is a mochachino froth color. Cadbury chocolate and chocolate liquer on the nose. A little marshmallow is noted too. Moderately thick. Items detected in the aromas appear in the flavors, except there’s a notable smokiness that doesn’t get expressed in the nose.
574deadzone (1192) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a thick khaki mocha head that hangs out a while and leaves a thick wall of soapy lace. Nose involves deep dark chocolate, roasty notes, creamy marshmallow, a dash of licorice, spicy pepper, and stone fruit. Quite sweet, decently bitter. Thick, full body, velvety, luxurious, soft, sharp with bitterness, finishing long toasty and warm. Really nice brew, decadent and dessert like.