anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ 33 Wine Shop and Bar, St Louis, MO. Pours a black color with a smalltan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty spicy chocolate and coffee flavor with weak hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
gendv138 (975) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft during RBSG 2014 at 33 Wine Bar’s Perennial Tap Takeover. 6 oz tulip. Black with tan head, light lacing. Aromas of roast, spices, yeast, herbs. Tastes of roast, dark fruit, dark chocolate, light tartness. Medium-full body with a dry finish.
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ 33 Wine Bar. Black pour with a tan head. A bit ashy and quite a bit of licorice. Cocoa powder with a touch of earthy hops. Some burnt sugar, too. Flavor is big on the bitter roasted malt and ash. A bit of licorice, lots of earthy hops, and bitter coffee. Slight acidity. Hints of dark fruit sweetness on the finish.
jcnielsen (1980) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at 33 Wine Bar during RBSG. Pours a golden color with white head. Cocoa, light burnt, yeasty aromas. Belgian, roasty, belgian yeast flavors.
Frank (2728) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is dark brown, almost black, in the glass w/ a tan head of small bubbles that leaves behind spots of lace. It has a big old nose w/ a touch cherry and banana yeast aromas and, more so than that, lots of roasted grain. It becomes even more fruity once tasted which really seems to clash harshly w/ the roasty coffee. I am generally of the mindset that Belgian imperial stouts are a bad idea and this is one beer that proves me right.
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ 33 Wine. Pours a black appearance with a thin brown head. Anise, dark chocolate, plum, dark grape aroma. Medium body. Kind of smoky, raisin, licorice, fig flavor. Ok but nothing spectacular.
Homer321 (1596) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Nose is dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is ashy and tabacco, with some burnt coffee character to it. Kind of harsh and unpleasant.
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a light tan head. The aroma has cream, smooth roast, vanilla and only a hint of the Belgian yeast. It has a medium / full body with mild soft carbonation. The flavor begins with mild smooth roast, vanilla, cocoa, cream and mild Belgian yeast. The finish has a bit of bitterness of roast, cream and some spice. Really nice.
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 4, 2013 - on tap at brewery. Black pour with nice amount of head and spotty lacing. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, chocolate and some spice. The spice and belgian yeast kicked in at the finish, but then a chocolately spice lingered in the aftertaste.
RobertDale (3280) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Kansas City. Comes a dark reddish brown with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, some fruit, and some alcohol. Nice.