Scopey (7452) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Kenny at RBESG 2014 Grand Tasting. It pours deep brown/near black with small tan head. The nose is rich chocolate, roasty, rocky road, vanilla and light coffee. The taste is bitter, roasty, big acidity, coffee, alcohol, rocky road and filthy chocolate cake with a rich finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Rich and decadent. Not the classiest beverage, but rather nice anyhow.
RichTheVillan (3545) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle drank during RBESG; black pour with a frothy light tan head, chocolate and roast coffee aroma, taste has plain bitter chocolate with some roasted malts, quality coffee, very rich and complex I enjoyed this very much.
Christpuncher (1400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
pours black in color with a tan head. had out of a bomber at home. smells like black coffee and pours sweet with a black coffee finish. not their best, but not a bad beer.
charule (1307) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from binny’s. Poured black with tan head aroma of Choc vanilla. Light carb med bod. Taste of drying dark choc.
Damico (2693) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black as night with a big creamy cocoa colored head. Aroma brings rich chocolate malts and subtle sweetened coffee undertones. Body is so creamy bringing roasted chocolate malts flavors that are smooth on the palate.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looking very much the part of an imperial stout, Abduction is supremely dark brown in color with a medium brown head. You can practically see the roasted, stained liquid malt runoff. It’s an oil slick. The head is almost orange - it’s beautiful. The nose is sweet and malty and there’s a thick sweetness in the aroma that reminds me of a caramelized... caramel, with only a touch of dark chocolate/cocoa butter. It’s really great, heavily roasted and super sweet. There’s something thin, but condensed, about this. Some possible coffee character appears occasionally in the flavor, with some caramel and chocolate, much like a tootsie roll. Yes, very much like a tootsie roll. That about sums up this delicious, and very unique, imperial stout.
orangenblu62 (39) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black. Thick tan head. Sweet aroma. First sips are sweet with strong licorice flavor. Smooths out a bit. Solid beer.
hopscotch (9558) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pitch-black pour with a small, creamy, taupe head. Good retention. The aroma is highlighted by a plush marriage of gooey fudge and a double chocolate brownie. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and kicked-back carbonation. The flavor presents semi-sweet dark chocolate and espresso with a mild, savory nuance of molasses. Roasty, bittersweet, mocha finish. BBB63 comes through with the world class goods!
italianjohn (2377) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch #247 ... Black pour ruby hue, beige head and light sticky lacing ... Aroma of roasted and chocolatey malts, has a sweet dark fruitiness to it .... Taste is of coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate malts, some dark fruit qualities and caramel malts with almost a sweet lactose to it ..... Mouthfeel is slightly oily ... Has a lingering sweetness in the finish along with chocolatey roasted flavor .... Not bad abv hidden well
markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this at the Pre-Hunahpu Thursday Tasting. Pours a stout brown color with a tan head. Nose is roast, chocolate, earth, coffee, and some booze. Flavor is similar with roast, coffee, earth, slight licorice, and some booze. Medium in body and a nice stout overall.