b3shine (4412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to taster (shared with my roommate; thanks Brigadier). Looks good; a mostly opaque dark cola with thin foamy beige head that dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes solid; dark malt, chocolate, and hops. Average on the palate. A solid example of the style.
GTAEgeek (1053) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle, bought in December 2012. Black color, with a medium, bubbly, brown head. The lacing falls pretty quickly. The aroma is milk chocolate, toast, light earth, and faint cherry notes. Sweet and malty, with a mild, but interesting, bitter and sour finish. Light to medium body, watery feel, and a little astringent. Overall, this is a light, phenolic beer. The flavor is nicely chocolate, with present, but minimal roasted bitterness.
cbfobes (2152) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle thanks to Brigadier, thanks Nate! Pours pitch black with a nice dark brown head and lacing through out the entire glass, aroma is roasty with a ton of chocolate but a hint of hops mixed in there as well, pretty different, flavor has a dark chocolate front end with some vanilla sweetness in the finish too, really nice thick mouthfeel, wow, super impressed with this, I really like that it’s only 8% as well, nice.
ttroha (169) - Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 Bottle. Dark with minimal head. Smells of coffee n chocolate. Taste of chocolate and malts
JHeath99 (483) - - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black. Aroma of chocolates and roasted malts. Taste of coffee and dark chocolate.
Jasond612 (225) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
8/17/13 bottle from RW drank after dinner out front @TGL. dark brown color, no head. aroma is big cocoa, roasted malt and alcohol. taste is dark chocolate, coffee with strong alcohol finish.
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jaghana (3491) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl from Henrik many thanks. A deep dark beer with huge brown head and good retention, lacing. Nose is on dark chocolate, grain and coffee. Aroma is on chocolate, dark chocolate, caramel, brown bread, licorice, biscuits, very creamy, smooth, cappuccino touch, intense and good complexity. Finish is nice too, very long after taste on coffee beans, light leather and ashes / smoked touch, with licorice and vanilla notes. Good !
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of milk and dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and a touch of vanilla. It pour a dark brown with no transparency and a two finger brown head that eventually fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There’s a good amount of sticky webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with dark chocolate, cocoa, and a touch of vanilla. The finish has black licorice, moderate roast, light coffee, and some faint burnt notes. It’s medium-full bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel, Overall, a tasty Imperial Stout.
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black with a smaller tan head. Aroma of molasses, toffee, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor of molasses, caramel, dark chocolate and espresso.
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from my backyard fridge. Dark pour with small brown head. Aroma is alcohol, vanilla, and light chocolate. Taste is burned toast, dark chocolate, a little alcohol, and dark fruit in the finish.