AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.22.11. Black color with tan head. Nice coffee, tobacco, dark roast aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Deep roast, dark chocolate, tobacco, wood char flavors--very tasty
StefanSD (2131) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Guest tap at Alpine Brewpub. Pours a thick black color with a tan haed that has fair retention. The aroma is medium with roasted acorns and biter burnt toast. The flavor is similar with lots of roasted nuts, black breads, molasses, mocha, coffee and biter walnuts. The palate is full, smooth and creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes long, dry and earthy. Overall: Very tasty powerhouse of a stout.
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ummmmm--fuck yeah. Black pour, brown head. Chocolate, fudge, raisins, port wine, molasses. Flavor is molasses heavy, rich bitter cocoa...holy shit!!!
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
July 2010. Pours deep black with a cappuccino head and lacing. Chocolate, bourbon, and nutty aromas. Similar taste. Very good stout.
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark as hell with tan head. Very chocolatey and sweet with nice roast. Glorious!
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
OLD GABF. draught. burnt booze and fruity. A little chalky on the tongue but otherwise really great. A huge nose.
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Pizza Port San Clemente.
Pitch black with lots of lasting tan head. Great Imperial Stout aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, and vanilla - I picked up some bourbon as well and had to double check with the bartender that this wasn’t the barrel aged version (it wasn’t). Taste is creamy with lots of chocolate and roast. Slightly bitter but more on the sweet side.
TimE (3183) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hugely rich chocolate nose with treacles and dark fruit. Fresh brownies. Well balanced mildly sweet mouth. Just brownies. Full bodied. Well balanced. Highly enjoyable. Alcohol well hidden for 10%.
Tobacco and coffee notes
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - FEB 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at San Clemente. Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Taste of chocolate and light hops. Creamy finish. Very good and has nice alcohol burn in the end.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is pitch black with a thin layer of mocha colored head that sticks around for a surprisingly long time.
S: A really rich and sweet nose on this beer. Lots of burnt sugar, licorice, and dark fruits to begin with. The roasted malt character is intense (as is the coffee) and there’s a bit of a dark chocolate thing going on as well.
T: The roast and coffee start things off with a big bitter kick. That dies away quite abruptly and the sweetness really comes through. Lots of licorice, burnt sugar, molasses, and alcohol.
M: The body is on the full side with a medium but smooth carbonation.
D: Somehow I kept missing this beer, but I finally got to try it. I enjoyed it quite a bit, though it would have been to put away of large amount of this.