olr1984 (1043) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint bottle pours a dark black with a tan head. chocolate aroma with roasted malt and a hint of caramel and smoked wood taste
airrick2003 (447) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: beer is completely black even when held up to the light, has a very dark head, brown in color, head is medium size and density Aroma: coffee, deep roasted malt grain, chocolate, Taste: chocolate and coffee, perhaps I pick up some smoke, Palate: average carbonation, some creaminess, leaves a coffee aftertaste, can get notes of alcohol too Overall: strong coffee and chocolate but lacks complexity, sometimes I don’t understand how a chocolate beer gets such high scores ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks a lot Nir A. for this bottle! Black with a brown head. Great aroma with roastiness, some smoke, dark chocolate, a bit of burnt wood and a coffee note. Bittersweet flavor, somewhat smoky, roasty, with dark chocolate, a light salty hint and a more bitter, burnt and slightly ashy finish. Great thick full body. A great Imperial Stout.
Derek881 (997) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a wet consistently, black color, and a very large foamy-creamy dark tan head with good retention, average cling and great lacing. Its aroma featured a smokey presence with notes of chocolate malt, light licorice, toffee and caramel, and a bit of earthy and grainy hops. The taste had a noticeably smokey component as well, with a sweet chocolate-caramel blend that fairly quickly yielded to an intense sweet and bitter mixture. It had a swet and watery consistency with average thickness and lower to average carbonation and fizz with a good soft and smooth effect. A good beer, but quite intensely smokey.
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted malt and smoke on nose. More of the same on palate with a fair amount of peat undertones. Big and boozy with some chocolate sweetness on finish.
Blairgus (2561) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
21 Nov 2013, tap. black. nose is peat and burnt toast. thin body and mildly fizzy. meaty, apple syrup, candied bacon, peat. wow!
johnnnniee (2193) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Colonial Spirits.
Solid dark brown with faint garnet at the edges with a long lasting somewhat small khaki head. Aroma is smokey with roast, chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar underneath. The flavor gives a solid hit of smoke up front with plenty of dark sugary sweetness to go around. Light chocolate and roast with just a hint of earthy hop flavor. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a creamy silky smooth mouthfeel. Wow this is a really nice smoked imperial stout that I picked up on a whim. Thanks Todd.
Nische (649) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice smokey flavor of roasted hops and an aftertaste of chocolate. Smooth on the palate with a refreshingly light bitter taste.
BOSSbrewer (1481) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at Max's in Baltimore. Pours dark black with a thin tan head. Aroma is smoke and roast flavor is chocolate and roast and lots of smoke. Works well. This is a nice beer. A bit sweet on the finish. Alcohol warms. Medium bodied.
curepute (139) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black, tiny brown head. Big smoke nose, roasted malts. The taste is the same, vanilla, hint of coffee, chocolate. It’s a basic imperial Stout but the smoke rounds the whole beer together nicely.