maxwelldeux (3681) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I was really hesitant to rate this as highly as I did, but I couldn’t help it. Aroma is heavily chocolate influenced with malt and beer undertones. Pours very dark and thick with a moderate head. VERY easy on the palate, to the point that you’re only one step removed from drinking chocolate milk, it’s so smooth. Sweetness of the chocolate combines well with the chocolate from the malts. Damn...
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow amazing beer. Huge chocolate and coffee. And for a big beer still easy to drink. Pours jet black with tan head.
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a dark brown head. Bittersweet aroma, definitely a lot of chocolate. The flavor is what you would expect from the aroma, starts out with a little bitterness but finishes with a strong sweet chocolate flavor. Smooth bodied, and an easy to drink imperial stout, hard to believe that it is 9% alcohol. Solid beer.
joebudzjoe (667) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from Coalhouse Pizza. This is a powerful stout with tons of flavor, particularly from the added chocolate. Barley flavors are pleasant and there is a faint cherry note on this beer as well. Nice lacing throughout the pint. While not my favorite Rogue beer and also not reaching the hype that I’ve perceived, this is a damn good imperial stout.
infoman411 (19) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
chocolate, coffee, dough, black, cloudy, frothy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, I really enjoyed this draft.
PhillyCraft (3254) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in ’10 with friends. Pours a deep black with a thick and creamy head and soapy lacing. Aromas of heavy cocoa, bitter toffee, fudge, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malts, coffee beans, dark chocolate melt, and light hops. Bitter toasty finish on this bad boy. Warming in chest. Pretty good.
JohnnyJ (4369) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle. Black pour, light tan head. Who would have guessed it, but this is a very chocolate forward beer, sort of a mix of bitter dark chocolate and sweet milk chocolate, with notes of roasted malt and dry cocoa powder. Would be a good dessert beer.
rbrazell (1675) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found some old phone ratings. Pitch black pour with a small tan head. Nose is strong dark chocolate, vanilla bean, dark roasted malts. Taste is smooth and creamy bittersweet chocolate, deep roasted malts and earthiness. Ends with a good bitter note. Full bodied with a hint of alcohol.
Itzjerm (1295) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate aroma. Bitter on the tongue. Flat head but good at first. This is not sweet chocolate. But def chocolate. Def has a bitter flavor. But still enjoyable.
jrodooo5 (1025) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is robust with chocolate. Pours a very desk brown with a tiny tan head. The taste is velvety & creamy exploding with chocolate throughout. There’s a hint of bitterness at the finish. Absolutely delicious!!