robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours black with a tan head, and some lacing.
smell is of coffee, cocoa, some licorice, and a touch of vanilla.
taste is of sour malt, cocoa, and some coffee. ends sour and a little dry.
kevinsenn (1092) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle kindly shared by toffsbury. Pours ink black with a thick brown head. Aroma is... wow - chocolate, coffee, some vanilla and bourbon - wow. Taste: rich, smooth, creamy, mocha taste, with some vanilla. Bitter finish. Thick and smooth on the tongue.
toffsbury (114) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intoxicating aroma. Chocolate coffee vanilla and bourbon and wonderful. Pours with a nice caramel head and perfectly black and opaque. Flavour is a mix of chocolate and espresso up front, with vanilla and creme brûlée undertones. Good gods. This makes me so happy. Very smooth, almost like a milk stout. Roasty coffee flavours linger on the tongue long after your sip is done. This beer is highly underrated.
boxofrane (2143) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bomber. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. The aroma Is mostly milk chocolate with a little coffee. The taste is medium bitter with a nice coffee and cocoa sweetness. Solid.
mbgrayson (543) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deliciously black, with a nice tan head. Rich aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is complex, yet smooth. Notes of carmel, licorice, and chocolate. An excellent Imperial Stout. Thumbs way up.
joeneugs (3324) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. It pours a very dark brown/black color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is very nice with some mocha frapaccino, hints of vanilla, fudge and butterscotch. The flavor has lots of coffee and chocolate with some caramel blended through the finish. It’s really smooth on the palate. Very roasty with good balance. Great beer. I love when I get blindsided by an under-the-radar brew!
doublebock (506) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with foamy tan head. Big aroma of chocolate and Jaegermeister. Rich smoky palate with flavors of dark fruit, tobacco, molasses, cola, chocolate syrup and toasted malt.
PhillyCraft (3314) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Stash split with him and Joe during birds game, pours pitch black, with coffee colored large head. Aromas and taste of bitter grains, hops, smoked malts, chocolate, raisins, figs, and some other dark fruits. Palate is really smooth, like insanely smooth, lots of sugars and roast in the finish
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt, prunes, plums, and raisins, earthy hops and light alcohol notes. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, chocolate, light hops and bitterness and a semi-dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3592) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with thick, frothy tan head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is roast and caramel malts, dark chocolate, figs, plums, earthy hops, and light vanilla. Flavor is bitter dark chocolate, roast malt, some hops, and dark fruit esters; light vanilla with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation.