notalush (4581) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - deep black, faint dark tan lace - fairly creamy texture - body is a little thin for the strength, but the alcohol is well-hidden - vanilla bean is the most prominent flavor and aroma, practically to the point of being overpowering - it certainly washes out a lot of the other flavors - the chili peppers are not present at all, but there is a little heat in the back of the throat - slick, oily texture - some chocolate and roast - a touch of vinous character - it’s good, but given the reputation, I was expected to be blown away.
budznsudz (419) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thick brown head. Aroma of cinnamon and vanilla. Taste is vanilla bean, cinnamon, spice, and pepper. Smooth finish
Hoprider (67) - DENMARK - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks pretty. Nice black color nice head. The nose is bog on coffee and hot pebers. Not much sweetness on the nose. The palate is creamy and the taste is chocolaty, big on coffee and rather dry. As I recall a whole lot like Plead the 5th.. Would like to try Pirate Bomb!
JohnnyJ (4040) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Black pour, with a biege head. Lots of chocolate, vanilla bean, bitter roasted malt, earthy, coffee, and mild chili pepper. Alcohol is not really noticeable. Very nice stout.
Aarond (135) - Wilmington, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted barley, vanilla, and booze. Appearance is black with with a khaki colored head. Very good lacing. Taste is chocolate, brownies, vanilla, coffee, malty bitterness, and then some heat at the end. Full body with moderately low carbonation. Overall a rich, complex, creative, and well balanced imperial stout. Very delicious.
bobbyberbiglia (187) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours motor oil with no head to speak of. S - Cocoa and alcohol. T - Coffee rinds, dark chocolate, lovely spice. Not picking up on the vanilla. M - Medium/full bodied. Slick texture. Tingling carbonation. Lingering spice numb. O - Rich, spicy, wonderful.
Inbreak (1374) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
04.03.2014, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Big brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is rich and slightly sweet, espresso, cocoa, dark sugar, vanilla, dark malts, licorice, chili. Taste is slightly dry and burnt, espresso, dark malts, vanilla, cocoa, nice warming chili, grass, licorice, burnt caramel, dark sugar. Longlasting mild bitterness, slightly thick syrupy mouthfeel. Very nice. It’s just incredible how they have camouflaged 14% ABV to being around 6-7%.
Rando7 (688) - Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours very dark brown with tan head. Aroma strong coffee with slight roast and dark chocolate. Taste roast malts with cocoa. I didn’t pick up much vanilla. Palate thick and rich. Finish mild dull roast and moderate pepper burn. Peppers integrated nicely into this. Alcohol very well disguised but a little more alcohol presence wouldn’t have hurt actually.
revolution2718 (128) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with soapy tan head. Nose is coffee, milk chocolate, hint of vanilla. Taste is coffee beans, chocolate, cacao, there's a tingle/spicy note in the middle and especially in the aftertaste that I'm assuming is the chili peppers, then ends with bitter coffee. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky, but not chewy/overly viscous. Sweet but not overly so. It's a really good well balanced stout. Not too much of anything, very solid beer.
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kidmartinek (3199) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Alchy tan head. Aroma is mostly coffee with a hint of cocoa. Tastes like a 6.7% coffee porter so be careful. Quite an accomplishment for alcohol hiding, though I’m not so sure as y’all how great of an idea that is.