xBEERxNOLA (72) - - MAR 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance - black. No head.
Aroma - slightly sweet. Hints of chocolate. Terrifically light.
Mouth - slightly more carb than the pour suggested. Not as oily and viscous but I would consider it low carb.
Taste - very gentle start. Excellent chocolate malt flavor at the finish. Didn't detect any pepper. The gravity is well hidden. Tongue slightly tingles after some time. Not in your face but balanced well.
Overall - this beer is fantastic.
bergstaden (2452) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a brown head - Aroma of dark malts, vanilla and cacao - Dark malt body with dark fruity tones with vanilla, cacao, coffee and a small hints of peppers - The flavours goes into a long lasting finish - This was real good
NikkTwist (2770) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Pitch black pour with brown foam. Weeping lace. First sip is a gloved punch to the face. Huge dark roast coffee flavors. Bitter cocoa nibs. Smoked chili peppers. GIGANTIC! - yet somehow remarkably smooth and balanced. Notes of black cherry, dried blueberry, molasses, tobacco, vanilla bean, liquorice, shoe polish, and peat. Full body. Rich and glossy. Huge ABV is felt but kept in check. Extraordinary! Tremendous!
PotjeBier (2744) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle @ home, about a year old? Pitch black color. Light brown head not very much. Aroma’s: chocolate, vegetal/pepper, ground coffe, roast, sweet. Retronasal it’s about the same but different order: sweet, chocolate, peppers, roast, coffee. Flavor is moderate to full sweet, peppery, chocolate. Alcohol feel isn’t as strong as you’d expect with 13%. Medium bodied. Pepper heat is quite mild and not at all as distracting from the flavor as with some beers. Finishes roasty, with moderate bitterness. Really nice, and drinks deceptively easy.
BlazerT (516) - POLAND - OCT 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep, dark brown with small to medium, light brown head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma is dominated by coffee - mostly hoisted coffee beans, in the second row moderately milk chocolate aromas, but still well hidden behind coffee. Also quite strong cocoa and vanilla notes. The aroma is really complex, you can find here also some caramel and nutty notes. My taste buds are not really prone to spicy notes, so I can;t say anything about this touch of chills peppers here. Taste is rather semi-sweet or sth between semi-dry and semi-bitter, but definitely in the end it is bitter. Well hidden ABV. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, finish is semi-bitter, chocolate and coffee. In general very interesting and very good american-way RIS - sweet with lots of experiments, the booze is well hidden, aroma is complex taste i diverse and that spicy papers, which I can’t feel ;)
BREWMUSKCLES (2566) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
dark dank and complex. flavors wafting in and out they bump into each other without competing. beery enough and powerful and the lighter fizz only contributes to the ungodly mess that reveals perfection of creation. a seemingly mistaken creation at that or is it coincidence? from Oklahoma what a kick! Hey where is the brewer from!
monkeychugg55 (1031) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a fizzy brown/tan head that dissipates quickly. The first thing I notice in the aroma is coffee, with vanilla, coca powder, and roastiness all melded together. Some sweeter chocolate notes, toffee, and nose tingling alcohol/capsaicin are also detectable. The thick body gives way to chocolate, and coffee beans, with sweet malt and toffee in there too. There is also a bit of a medicinal taste that I guess could be attributed to the vanilla. The pepper heat slowly fades in after swallowing, and is boosted at first by the alcohol. The residual heat lingers with a bit of chocolate notes. Really tasty.
bookman10 (962) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious! Pours a deep, dark, almost purple-black, with minimal head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and chili. Flavor is very smooth, with chocolate, vanilla, some licorice, coffee, just a touch of chili heat and the perfect amount of sweetness--not cloying or boozy. This is a really good stout.
jinroh (1241) - ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap! I don’t really know why I am not rating this even higher - maybe because I imagine that some BA versions could be even tastier. Looks as a stout should look like, aroma has cocoa, milk chocolate and some espresso. taste is thick, very milk chocolaty - that means soft bitterness, loads of cocoa and all of that superbly balanced with alcohol. It is warming, alcohol is there, but does not feel like too much. Need to try some other versions of this also!
vandc01 (344) - North Branch, USA - SEP 27, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle poured at home.
Extremely smooth and little to know booziness.
Well worth the ratings!
Karol (877) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tapped at Stone Brewing second location. Pitch black color. Beige head. Epic aroma of mocha, chocolate, medium Chilli spices, vanilla. Taste is fruity and spicy plus milk chocolate, coconut. Alcohol completely hidden. Tastes like ice cream. Dry chocolate bitter finish. One of the top 3 imperial stouts I have ever had!