NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can via trade with Hellbilly. So, for whatever reason, I am just not getting my hands on this one. Interesting to see it pour from a can, Iíll say. Pours viscous and black with a dark orangey brown head. Nose is sweet, roasted grain, chocolate and a distinct floral hop note that comes through. Mild molasses and anise notes as well. On taste, supremely well hopped with it being hop forward and bitter, but not really acrid. Very well constructed and layered flavors. Some cocoa and coffee come through in the middle as well. Nice roasty finish that lasts. This is a super drinkable Imperial Stout and reminds me a ton of Storm King. Iíll need to get me more of this one, would love to try it with cherries...
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a thin dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol, and coffee. Nice flavor, well balanced. A bit of an alcohol bite at the end. Great palate. Excellent.
SHANER4 (491) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can - Poured ink black with medium brown head.
Aroma - chocolate, oats, coffee and raisins.
Flavor - chocolate, dark fruits, coffee and alcohol.
Palate - medium/heavy bodied with little carbonation. Somewhat boozey on tongue with bitter throat numbing finish.
Overall - Definite winner!! alot of flavor and you do taste all the 9.4 ABV. Chocolate syrup taste lingers along with alcohol.
carobbin (5) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an impenetrable black. If you can call it a pour. Its more like it slides out of the can. 1.5 finger cappuccino colored head. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. And then you taste it. My God you taste it. Incredible mouthfeel. Sweet taste to start, which melts into a lasting, bitter chocolate and coffee aftertaste. And again, my God does it linger. This beer is a dessert.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can. Pours jet black with no head, just a coffee colored ring around the edge of the glass. This stuff pours like oil. On the nose I sense raisin, coffee, tobacco, a little grape, and caramel. Low carbonation with a very oily mouthfeel. Raisin, prune, sugar, and alcohol can all be found on the palate. I didnít find as much malt as the description would indicate. A very chewy brew. Reminds me of chewing tobacco. The flavor is different than most imperial stouts and is well constructed. Given the alcohol content, it is very well hidden. Still, this is a beer I would probably on have one of in a session. Very powerful stuff.
Plovmand (7807) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. The body is opaque pitch black with a big creamy forever lasting brown head. Very inviting. Coffee, chocolate, hops, roasted malts, caramel and some liqourice in nose and flavour. As it heats up it gets better and better. Great creamy mouthfeel. Definately a beer I want to drink again and again.
mystiksc (62) - los angeles, California, USA - MAR 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can on a cold day. Pour is pitch black. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted coffee and malt. At first sip I am amazed to taste sweet bitter chocolate with coffee. Alcohol is very well hidden.Only hints can be detected. I could have this for dessert. yum
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed via 12 oz can. Pour a dark brown to black with a deep tan head. Nose is one of chocolate and roasted malts. A slightly oiliness comes across on the palate, along with the expected roastiness. Notes of malt, hop bitterness, and a touch of alcohol (as one might expect) come across on the palate. While it finishes sweet, it does not do so to an extent that makes it cloying.
ddelk (14) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours out thick and jet black with a minimal dark tan head and slight lacing. Aroma is a wonderful pop of rich dark chocolate, espresso and faint earthen tones. Taste is buttery with little to no detection of the high ABV. Creamy mouthfeel with very sweet, maple syrup finish (little more smoke with a less sweet would have been desired). Overall a very solid imperial stout that I would seek out.
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A huge thanks to Sparky for this beer. What an awsome beer. Great smell of course chocolate and malt. This pored very smooth from the can. Tast was an amazing blend of sweetness and bitter choclate. This had a very smooth and creamy mothfeel. This is an awsome beer