lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favorite Imperial Stout so far. Balanced aroma, with notes of chocolate, coffee, roasy. Herbaceus hops. Full, smooth body. It is a must!
onkelgobber (153) - Edinburgh, - FEB 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle at Appelation Wines 29 jan, thanks Ash. Pours an opaque and glossy with a cappuccino head. The nose has milk chocolate and some sweet fruit. The taste has more milk chocolate though there’s a bit of dryness behind. The palate is big and creamy. Overall, a nice beer, though very chocolatery. This is a bottle you need to share with a lot of people.
thornecb (4782) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2012 Pours deep black into a snifter. Mocha head recedes to skim rim. Milk chocolate and espresso aromas. Sweet milk chocolate upfront turning to resin in the lasting finish. Very nice for dessert.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pitch black beer with a chocolate head. The aroma is malt, coffee, chocolate and tobacco. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness. Overall a really good beer.
anders37 (19082) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty cocoa powder and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught pours deep brown with a thick tan head. Aromas are chocolate and burnt marshmallow. Taste is cocoa, chocolate syrup, and some bitterness. Body is full and mouthfeel is creamy. Overall a tasty treat. Not an everyday beer but one of the best from Rogue.
cheap (4525) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the mad mex robinson. Big and black pour. Not much choco in the aroma but it is there fer sure. Sweet olfactory. Yes, first taste is like choco liquour. Not over the top like so many choco beers. Cery little detectable co2. Fisnih is not too bad, fairly easy going for a 9% beer. Hides the alky well.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle at 30/01/12 Appellation Wines tasting. A black beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is a little sweet with chocolate milk and caramel. Similar flavours with burnt currants, dark chocolate and nice bitterness. Alcohol lingers. Moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and a chewy mouth-feel.
douglas88 (7178) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, bright red. Pours a really nice jet black color with a medium brown head. The aroma is huge chocolate and lighter roast. The flavor was very nice; oats, lots of honey, roast, loads of milky chocolate. Quite well done, a chocolate bomb with honey and light roast. Darn good.
AshtonMcCobb (3761) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque and glossy with a cappuccino head. The nose has milk chocolate, rather than dark and raisins. The taste has chocolate with a burnt toast edge. The palate has big in body with a big creamy texture with a reasonably elegant finish. Overall, a nice beer, though slight reservations with the burnt toast thing.