jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle... really great looking beer, super dark black body with an equally dark tan head, good carbonation, just great coloring... on the aroma I get a big initial burst of the cinnamon, a bit of peper and a little chocolate, good but I’m not a big cinnamon fan so its not great for me... the best thing about the tasting experience is the mouthfeel, full and coating, thankfully the cinnamon fades on the taste, as do the peppers, get more nibs and chocolate flavors than anything... solid beer I’d have again
decaturstevo (5155) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black/brown pour with a watery head and lace. Aroma is large coffee, anise, and chocolate. Flavor is sweet chocolate anise, coffee, and a light smoke.. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice beer
after4ever (6169) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy burnt tan head that goes away. Big complex roasty sweet nose; dark malt sugars followed by gentle peppery counterpoint followed by dark chocolate. Sticky thick body with soft carb. Very cookie-ish mid palate with caramel and peppers and chocolate all rolling through. Never heavy or cloying or overbearing, but still dessert-y. Lovely complex beer.
Experiment_Ale (1033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Stephen’s 2nd annual Great American Beer Festival Tasting on 10/1/14. Pours black with a circle of brown bubbles. Aroma is big bold dark overpowering malt, sharp malt in the direction of rubber but not too bad. Taste is kind of rubber, dark sharp roasted malt, but still complex and interesting for a base stout. It is a good drinking beer on its own, but I see a lot of potential in barrel aging.
mar (4881) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with a deep khaki head. Nose is sticky malts, vanilla, pepper, licorice, light alcohol and chewy. Great palate, chewy malts, chocolate, vanilla, pepper, hunt of alcohol.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
thought we were getting something akin to Cocoa Mole, which I have thoroughly enjoyed more than once of late...then i looked closer. the cocoa, chillies, cinnamon was the same, but a 10% impy stout? Sweet! wonderful aroma, big chewy smooth body. tons of cocoa with very subtle heat (and a subtle back o the mouth sweetness from the chillies) and a dash of spice. this is an awesome beer! makes me want to try more from them for sure."
Chalsk (1065) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour at a Damico tasting. Pours a dark black color with caramel colored head. Aroma is intoxicating. Tons of cinnamon, roast, vanilla, chocolate and pepper. Sweet chocolate taste with plenty of cinnamon and a perfect pepper layer. A really good brew.
Travlr (12291) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Paradiso Dupont courtesy of Josh and Preston, thank you gentlemen! Black color, deep brown head. Aroma of burnt licorice, scorched brownies. Taste is rich, deep bitter cocoa, anise. Very tasty.
merc7186 (2149) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Cocoa, Mild Cinnamon, Mild Pepper Heat
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Mild Peppers
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong chili and cinnamon with light green pepper. Thick mouthfeel with strong pepper, dark chocolate, cinnamon, spice, booze, lingering light dryness. Very good.
Salmoniform (832) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Opaque hue with creamy brown head that lingered. Aroma is huge chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, peppers, coffee, slight soy. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a full body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a slightly astringent following and a nice ethanol finish. Overall this is an amazing chocolate stout!