Ataraxia (481) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black, opaque, with a moderate mocha head. Chocolate, coffee, marshmallow, whiskey, and brown sugar. Mild sweetness followed coffee ground bitterness. Smooth and creamy, but finishes astringent and quite bitter.
Countbeer (5982) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks Thewildwes: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized light brown foamy hea on topmof a
Aromas of vinous notes, roast, coffee, brett, chocolate, light wood, light hint of bay leaf and some sloght hints of fruit like berries.
Flavours of spices, roast, coffee, some chocolate, some wood, light light bourbon, light wilder yeast tone, some darker fruits, nice bitters, some roasted malts and a good dark tone of typical Imperial Stout tones...
Aftertaste is a mix of chocolate, bitters, light coffee, lighter wood and eveb lighter something like bourbon...
Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, medium to full bodied and a creamy smooth texture.
Nice beer, needs some air and time to show it’s real face!
TXBadger (2459) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve been lucky enough to have this both from the original version released in the 750mL bottles and in the 12oz bottles. Bourbon, cocoa, and coffee on the nose, with all following on the palate. Finishes semi-sweet with caramel and toffee notes.
beechner224 (1017) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma of muted coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee, just ok. Almost watered down taste.
Homer321 (4020) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottleshare thanks to Beechner224. Nose of chocolate and a touch of coffee. Taste is similar with a little vanilla. A little but of warming. Nothing phenomenal but pretty good.
DrewFace (967) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to beechner224. Deep dark nearly black with brown head. Huge oak aroma, roasty, chocolate. Big roasty chocolate flavor, oak and hints of bourbon come through in the finish.
Ricoslim (116) - - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had thanks to the reverend and Prazack. Poured into sniffer. Color is dark brown.Boozey but extremely smooth. Chocolate comes off nicely in taste.
lb4lb (2583) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell is dark malt and smells aged with some bourbon. Taste is bitter dark chocolate. Like 80 percent cacao. Bitter dry and cacao finish with warmth but no booze and some bourbon flavor. Good stuff. Creamy mouthfeel.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at a great neighborhood tasting. Thanks to everyone for sharing! Had so much fun!
jcartamdg (2982) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of roast, coffee, dark chocolate whiskey, oak and molasses. Taste is roast, whiskey, coffee, chocolate, oak and vanilla. Solid.