Baramba (371) - ITALY - APR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with minimal brown head. Toasted malt aroma, chocolate and coffee note. Sweet chocolate flavour, licorice and espresso finish
umich03jm (2548) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Deep black pour with a small creamy head that fades to a nice film and leaves great lacing. Perfect appearance. Aroma is very nice and complex. Chocolate fudge, licorice, coffee beans, prunes, caramel, vanilla, and light pine. Taste has a nice candy sweetness up front with a mild bitter finish. Lots of dark chocolate and licorice, some dark fruit, caramel and molasses. Piney hop finish with a little char. Long lingering molasses sweetness. Medium to full body. Very good even though I’m not a fan of strong licorice in my imperial stouts.
smith4498 (3222) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown/black color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, and cocoa. Bittersweet and slightly boozy. Full body with moderate carbonation.
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!
Travlr (15054) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey courtesy of GenDV138, thanks! Black color, brown head. Nice aroma of coffee grounds and bitter cocoa. Taste is smooth rich cocoa powder and coffee.
GenDV138 (2861) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Black with tan head. Aromas of roast, dark chocolate, coffee. Tastes of roast, dark chocolate, syrup, licorice. Medium-full body with a dry finish.
argo0 (11955) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Medium tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, light roast, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, milk chocolate, light vanilla. Medium-full body, fairly sticky.
solidfunk (4979) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some roast and dark chocolate. Some booze and sugar. Bittersweet finish. Light creamy consistency. Tap at Churchkey thanks to Gendv138.
AirForceHops (4156) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle provided by Willrunforbeer, much thanks Brian on this nice stout. Pitch black in color mld head and lace. Aroma has a deep roast, earthy malt and charred ash.
The flavor is much the same as what the aroma delivers. What is a surprise is the bitterness in the finish. The bottle is ticked on the label Dec, 2014 so it is a fresher example. The bitterness does do a nice job at the balance of the sweet chocolate and earthy malt boldness. Mouthfeel does have a thick texture with a charred ashy finish. The ABV is really nicely integrated and not noticeable. Finely crafted.
WillRunForBeer (1230) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours Luke a nearly flat coke. Aroma is pine, molasses, dark chocolate. I expected a fair amount of hop flavor from the nose, and there is some, but it is subtle. Just a bit of pine hop on top of molasses, dark chocolate. Ashy bitterness in the finish.