Jesterdeal (1478) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now this is a stout! Great smokey aroma with chocolate and wood. Pours black with a dense tan head. Taste is sweet and smokey with a great coffee malt throughout. This is unforgettable.
tomer (1367) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 16, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, almost no head, treacly pour, very deep brown colour, aroma of charred wood, very dark bread and smoke, flavour of smoked meat, soy, very dark bread, charred wood abd earthy notes, light but quite present sourness balancing the strong flavours. Really good.
olr1984 (732) - 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 (316) - 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 (4714) - 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 (917) - 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 (590) - 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 (2212) - 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 (1840) - 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 (449) - 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 (1036) - 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.