Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a stemmed glass.
The color is a dark black with a finger of tan head and some nice lacing left on the glass.
The smell is dark malts here, there, and everywhere. The nose does open up once your past the dominant malty aroma and lets out some of that cocoa aroma I had been looking for. A touch of candy sugar sweetens the nose up a bit and gets me motivated to take the first taste.
The taste has a nice roast malt flavor that has a hint of dark chocolate and a slight coffee bean flavor. There is a Belgian yeast character that is reminiscent of double that is mixed with a stout.
The feel of this beer is medium bodied but behaves like a bigger beer. It will not hurt you but it try’s to scare you that it might be too much handle. It does have a reasonable drink-ability but does tend to challenge you at times. Overall, a great flavorful beer with great character.
mstrcrwly (317) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft poured into a tulip glass..opaque with a fluffy tan head..aroma of coffee,chocolate,roasted nuts..dry,malty taste..just ok.
slowrunner77 (6016) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"just tried a year old 10th anniversary release. I’d like to compare with the 08 release, but i can’t find it. Not quite "indulgant", but came close by the end. It started off pretty underwhelming, but got better as it climbed higher than 55 degrees...so almost every aspect is graded on a scale. aroma 7-9 mouthfeel 7-9, flavor 7-8, overall 8 2012-earns the decadent name a little more."
MadRobin (2027) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, MD.
Opaque, near black with a tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of cola, roasted coffee, mild cocoa, yeast dates and other dark fruit.
Taste of plums, black cherries, chocolate, roasted coffee, dates, Belgian yeasts and roasted malt.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
A nice imperial stout with an interesting complex of dark fruit and mild roastiness coupled with coffee and a surprisingly subtle chocolate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
outlawskies (424) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Julie say it is very belgium no chocolate. She gives a 3.8 secondary to cost.
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Gription79 (2287) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle from 2007. The aroma is light, chocolate, malty, light yeasty notes. The flavor is firm chocolate, caramel, malty, hints of toffee. The yeast character is minimal. Solid beer, lacks complexity for it to be a fantastic beer.
Poobah (286) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - OCT 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a lively, thick, tan head, some lacing and a cola, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate nose. Malty intro with a mildly-carbonated mouthfeel and a dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, dark cherry, cola, mildly bitter finish.
Mark_Eck (737) - - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, malts, and is quite a bit lighter than expected.
merc7186 (2198) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Burnt Chocolate, Mild Coffee
Appearance: Opqaue Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Bitter Chocolate, Mild Dark Roasted Malts, Mild Coffee
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Bitter
sinfull (873) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color , nice beige head. Malt , coffee and chocolate ; chocolate, coffee and malt ). Pleasant roasted bitterness in aftertaste. Very good !
BLADT (653) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap pour. Pitch black with off white head. Decent lacing. Raw coca, light roast and mild dark fruit. Restrained. Flavor builds. Plums and cherries. Stronger chocolate notes. More bitter than sweet at first, but the balance changes as you drink down. Moves into milk chocolate territory, with some molasses. A tad chalky on finish. OK.