Prufrockstar (1642) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2015 Blind RIS experiment [Sample 15 of 20, 4/30/2015]
Poured by Summer. Near black, sexy dark brown mocha head, medium duration, some lacing at first, but it doesn’t last. Aroma: Rich. Chocolate and roast/char (need a code name for roast that makes me think of smoke / ash / char but still is actually in the roast category]. Smells nice, right down that line I seem to gravitate toward (on the rich and decadent side, with chocolate at forefront but still with solid dose of thick roastiness and just a touch of soy sauce so I think of slow roasted BBQ with just an undercurrent of coffee). Light marshmallow sweetness under there. Lots of lovely chocolate lasting in the finish of this one. Notably (and thankfully) missing: tin can and pie filling. I’m digging this one, oh yeah. Digging on it hard. Well-balanced taste. I’d guess this is on the 10%+ ABV side, but it doesn’t feel harsh in any way whatsoever. This one is really nice. Full body, good carbonation, smooth velvety texture. Great mouth-coating sweet smooth chocolate syrup that lingers long after the drink is done. Overall: Great. one of the best yet. There have been a few that are "down the middle and boring," but this is "balanced, down the middle, and fantastic."
RB Rating: 8/4/9/5/17.
Observation: It occurs to me my deScriptions are getting weaker. Maybe losing steam / running into some imperial stout fatigue? Only 5 more to go. This one came at a good time, though.
Guess: Could be Narwhal. Could be Expy. Whatever it is, I want more.
Would pay: $4/bottle for a regular thing; $5 once in awhile. I sure as hell hope it’s easy to find so I can remain well-stocked.
(1/4/2013) Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, toffee, roasted grains and coffee. Pours motor oil black with small ring of tan head. Smooth, full bodied viscous mouthfeel. Mild bitterness balances the sweetness up front. Really quite nice. [8/4/8/5/17]
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
leaparsons (9101) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, Brewdog Leicester. Black with a beige head. Oily and earthy with peppery, marzipan alcohol. Creamy dark chocolate with berries. Rich coffee with vanilla oak barrel and brown sugar. Some hints of soy sauce with toffee. Boozy, warming, damned good.
bvbunited (40) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow this beer packs a punch. The taste is great and the color aroma and appearance is awesome also. At 21 proof this is a beer to savior and enjoy like a fine brandy. I would recommend this beer to anyone
Aggiebob (447) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. It pours a dark oil black with a fluffy tan head. The aroma is dark chocolate, berries, licorice, coffee and vanilla. The flavor is intense with the roasted malts and dark chocolate flavors dominating. The alcohol is present early on but the finish is smooth.
tightslice (599) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Beltramo’s in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is chocolate fudge brownies. Taste is the same with some very mild bitterness. This is ALMOST, JUST BARELY, MAYBE too sweet. But it’s not. Very smooth.
Whatup14 (1210) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Canette 355ml, gracieuseté de Beervana lors du CanBIF Spring 2015, Thanks Cameron! Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka foncée riche et crémeuse laissant une dentelle aérée, huileuse. Arôme de
malt torréfié, mélasse, chocolat noir, espresso, alcool, légère touche fumée. Goût de malt torréfié, chocolat noir, café, sucré, alcool, amertume efficace. Carbonatation moyenne-faible, corps dense, crémeuse.
stoutjunkie (86) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap @ Doghouse, Glasgow. Pure black with almost no head. Tastes sweet, with caramel coffee, dark chocolate.
madchemist83 (202) - USA - NOV 7, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet caramel, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, toffee, licorice. Pitch black. Wow. So smooth, velvety with great carbonated alcohol bite. Warm it up and it?s another dimension.
bigda83 (572) - Jamestown, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a deep dark black/brown, thick, with a fluffy off white head. Aroma comes out as strong coffee, baking chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor follows suit with tons of bitter coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and vanilla. Some alcohol burn present too. Full body, oily texture, average carbonation, and a bitter boozey finish. I’d go a little higher on this if the alcohol presence was hidden a little better.
Chalumeaux (567) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from can thanks Justin Gregoire. Dark black pour with a nice one finger tan head. Aromas of roasted malt chocolate coffee dark fruit and licorice. Taste is thick and creamy with a balanced sweet bitter coffee chocolate roasty feel. Exceptional brew.