TheEpeeist (3683) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle. Dark brown with a brief tan head. Nose is smoke, espresso and prune. Medium to full body with a tang and a buzz. Taste is licorice, molasses, ash and grape. Assertive but still accessible.
gbe75 (104) - ICELAND - MAR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice Icelandic Imperial Stout. Complex flavor, smoky and burnt. Needs patience in tasting. Good head. Someone thinks of motor oil by drinking this beer.
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Rotary Pub. Black with a foamy tan head. Rich scent of hickory smoke, sweet BBQ sauce, charcoal, molasses. Taste of hickory smoke, brown sugar, smoked sausage. Full mouth feel, and nice slightly sour finish.
3fourths (8888) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2015 bottle in crock. gravel / mineral / calcium deposits on plumping pipes, that sort of smell. more grain husks, charred wood and acetic acid shows up as it opens. rich and full bodied. expected chocolate syrup, chocolate chews and roast. char or smoke is mild. salted chocolate and caramel layered dessert comes to mind. it’s sweet and a little chewy but it certainly has its place in the catalog of world classics.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle gifted to me, originally from an LCBO in Ottawa. Pours thick and pitch black, looks like molasses or tar. Small grey/brown head. First impression of the smell is molasses and smoked fish. Taste is a little more complex. Chocolate, smoke, brown sugar. Palate was thick and syrupy, but didn’t leave me feeling heavy. Overall, it tastes like dark chocolate covered bacon. If that sounds good to you, have at.
Lukaduke (2853) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2012 Grabbed a bottle of this the other night... poured a dark rich burnt umber with smokey chocolate aroma and a hint of heat & coffee. The taste was much smoother than I assumed with a good hit of smoke on the first sip followed by rich herbal sweet flavors... after the initial sip it lost a lot of the smokey characteristics but picked up a lot of Rootbeer flavors coming through... I could chug this and for a smoked imperial stout that is unusual ! YUM
C2H5OH (64) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black with a decent, coffee coloured head that dissipates rapidly. One the nose are smoked fish, roasted malt, dark chocolate, beef jerky, roasted ham, a hint of dark fruit, and some vegetal aromas. The mouth feel is medium with fairly high carbonation. Taste-wise we have canned sprats, camp fires, sausages on a barbecue, ash, black licorice, dark fruit, 90% dark chocolate, and coffee bean. The finish is long and bitter leaving dark chocolate, coffee and leathery, burnt wood aromas.The smoke is potent and works interestingly with the dark fruit notes as they compete for attention with the roasted malt. Not nearly as sweet as many imperial stouts out there. I enjoyed this one very much.
makyo (52) - Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great subtle flavor right at first blush and nice aftertaste. Really a good understated but flavorful beer.
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arminjewell (9169) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of bottle, thanks Aaron for the pour! Pour is thick black with nice creamy tan head, but dissipates quickly. Aroma brings notes of smoke, chocolate, coffee, hints of roast, caramel, toffee, hints of slight spice. Taste is a nice mix of balanced smoke and campfire notes, hints of caramel, chocolate, coffee notes, some molasses in there as well. Nice brew!
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Black appearance with a disappearing dark brown head. The head really dissipates super quickly. Somewhat smoky, dark caramel, a touch earthy, roasty, dark malty aroma. A touch peaty, organic smoky, rich, roasty dark chocolate malty flavor with a somewhat smoky, roasty finish. I was quite impressed with this.