Benzai (8146) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled @ RBBSG III. Opaque pitch black color, average sized brown head. Aroma is malts, a hint of paint, hugely vanilla and sweet. Taste malts, dark malts, lightly bitter, roasty, alcohol. Fizzy carbonation, medium body. Don’t like it, too much carbonation, unbalanced vanilla flavors, just not good and unbalanced.
conway (1402) - - JUL 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark cola colored with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste adds healthy portions of roast malt, chili peppers and vanilla. Balance is outstanding. Thick mouthfeel and moderate carb. Pretty perfect.
John25 (470) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black. Aroma is light bourbon and light chocolate. The taste adds very light chile pepper, sweet vanilla. Summit rich palate. Insanely balanced and great, no alcohol presence. Chiles on the back end. Love this.
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fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade 8BC, kld., DK-1655 Copenhagen, Denmark.
[ As Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb! ].
Clear dark black color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, cacao bean, vanilla, moderate wood. Flavour is heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, cacao, chocolate, vanilla, mint. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. 
hawthorne00 (2415) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 14C. Bottle says 13% ABV. Black with a tan head that’s soon a lasting coat. Aroma of coffee, raisiny chiles, vanilla, soy sauce, dark chocolate. Silky, lowish carbonation. Sweet with vanilla and chocolate, moderate roast, coffee - no sign of the soy sauce - chiles are there but mildly fruity and spicy rather than hot. Alcohol is astonishingly well hidden and the beer dries out nicely with moderate bitterness leaving cocoa and chile to linger. Prominence of chile lessens as it warms a little more; coffee the other way. In some ways it’s a shame there’s not an enveloping booming richness to it, but it’s involving and elegant.
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is dense coffee, dark bitter and sweet chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, light chili notes. Taste is is bitter chocolate, light/medium sweet caramel and vanilla, a spicy cinnamon and chili bite in the finish. Medium and very smooth bodied. Alcohol is very well hidden.
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings intense coffee upfront, followed by cocoa nibs, with a touch of chili pepper. Flavour brings out a decadent flavour profile, with an insanely awesome mix of coffee, cocoa and chili pepper. The spice is worked in perfectly, executing a wonderful marriage between the different additives. Booze isn’t all that prominent considering the ABV. Awesome stuff.
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer smells strong and it is strong, but delicious! I am so glad that I have gotten to try this gem in the imperial stout world!!
PriorL (1759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small stable beige head.
NOSE: some liquorice, chocolate, mocha, vanilla, coffee, quite some burned malts.
TASTE: some liquorice, mocha, coffee, toffee, vanilla, burned malts. Quite some smoked-like taste. Very decent and complex
Blairgus (2597) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
27 June 2014, bottle. Black. Nose is amazing! Milk and black chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, alcohol, chili. Med body and moderately fizzy. Dark chocolate, tobacco, chili is mild, bitter chocolate. Really great!
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