SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to TURDFERGUSON: Poured a thick oil black with a finger light brown head. Huge robust coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Thick creamy dark chocolate blast with hints of coffee bean and loads of malts. I did not get the honey in this, but its definitely a big beer.
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. The look is dark, black dark in color, tan head. The taste is chocolate, dark, roast, malt, desserts, alcohol. Ok. The smell is about the same not bad.
zoucrew102 (1421) - - SEP 25, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2016 Bomber 2013 vintage, thanks Russ, shared with Russ. Rich roasted malt aroma with notes of molasses, chocolate and a little bit of honey sweetness. Pours black with a thin dark brown head that has poor retention and lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt flavors with dark chocolate notes with a full body. Finishes very smooth with molasses and light honey flavors. Excellent imperial stout.
bytemesis (6970) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours opaque black, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is quite roasty, cocoa, ashtray, molasses, coffee, hints of smoke. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, roasty and molasses soaked coffee beans. Medium body, soft but a little thin for style.
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 (I think). Canít remember who brought this one (N?), but thank you. Pours an opaque dark ebony with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Big coffee and dark chocolate nose. Creamy thick body with moderate carb. Roasty coffee and dark chocolate mid palate, nice bitter counterpoint to the sweetness of the malts. Long roasty finish.
joeneugs (5850) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 bottle. It pours a thick, jet black color with a thin brown head. The aroma is rich and complex with notes of fudge, molasses and honey up front. Nice dense roasted, smoky malts underneath with hints of almonds and sherry that seem like mild oxidation, but it suits this beer well. The flavor is rich with dense, woody roasted malt. Sweet with honey and molasses, but the intense smoke and roast balance it out a bit. Thereís some hints of floral/menthol bitterness in the finish along with more intense roast. The body is insanely thick and goes down slow. This is a sipper for sure, and feels much bigger than 10% although the alcohol isnít that noticeable, just the flavors and mouthfeel are extremely intense. Some burnt malt in the aftertaste is the only mild turn off. Otherwise, a really intense, complex treat.
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber: Chouffe glass:
Small brown head/lacing. Black beer.
Aroma of honey, chocolate, dark roast, coal, some liquorice, tar and raisin...
Flavour is a great mix of honey, roast, chocolate, liquorice, good bitter, hops, coffee, some toffee, light fudge and a hint of molasses...
Aftertaste is roasty, bitter, hoppy, molasses/honey, chocolate...
Low carbo, close to silky mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is roast malts dark chocolate coffee and some ashtray notes. Taste is more of the coffee smokey notes and the chocolate. I noticed a little spice even and plenty bitterness.
fluffy (2389) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
wish i could get more of the honey out of this, but over a solid albeit a little thin, stout.
jredmond (7671) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Mike, shared with Paul and Dallas. Porus a deep blackish brown body with thin tan lacing. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of rich woody, earthy roast, bitter dark chocolate, dirt, oak and sweet honey. A bit reminiscient of Bellís Expedition.
dinkle50 (1366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a thin espresso head that fades quick. Aroma is pretty light with hints of honey. Medium mouth. Taste is full of chocolate and a little honey comb. Roast is prevalent. Bitter finish. Some toffee notes creep in as it warms.