AaronDaniel (35) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my top beers. This is a dark brown/red beer with a fluffy beige head. Although, thick and rich, it is clean and easy drinking. I taste caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, vanilla, some coffee, and toast. This is a very complex, pleasant stout with a lingering satisfying finish. It’s really pretty amazing.
Beerenberger (1576) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
An inviting aroma of dark fruit with notes of chocolate. An opaque dark brown pour with a mostly lasting foamy tan head. The taste is chiefly sweet with rich dark fruits the primary flavor. Also present are hints of chocolate, raisins, cherries - fruit cake. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overall, I enjoyed the nice combination of flavors.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown-red with a big, fluffy light brown head. Aroma is dark fruit, spice, vanilla, Belgian yeast, and some surprising chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is fruity, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, spice and of course, Belgian yeast. Nice carbonation lends itself to both a lot of the aromatics and also a nice medium bodied mouth feel. Complex and expertly balanced. I was initial reluctant to try this but I am sold, This is a pretty extraordinary beer.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
near black pour with thick brown head - notes of molasses in the nose - flavors are of coffee, chocolate, molasses and spice - finishes with a mix of all of those spices.
BenTheTwin (7) - Alabama, USA - JAN 12, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome Belgian spiciness. I don't get any of the coffee notes promised on the bottle and the mouthfeel is a bit thin for an imperial IMO, but an awesome beer overall!
jcartamdg (2525) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours jet black with a thin mocha head, appears thin. Aroma of funky yeast, tart fruit and malt. Taste is funky yeast, wine, oak and bananas and chocolate. Very thin and a bit overcarbonated. Not great.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Evolutionary (407) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Bottle from giant eagle near Ty. Cork is good start. Mild sharp champagne like nose. Robust roasted coffee notes in the middle at the start. They linger as well. Notes of dark raisin and spice mixed in. Good smooth solid finish, leaving your mouth happy. First barrel room beer I’ve had and ill be back. The 9% creeps up on you too. ---Rated via my mouth
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from local store. Nice dark color. Oak, molasses and chocolate. Mouthfeel was a bit thin to me along with carbonation. It was bad, just different than other imply stouts. Alcohol was hidden. Bitter aftertaste
vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma has dark toffee, sweetness, Belgian yeast, smooth coffee and date/fig style dark fruits. It has a smooth thick body with some subdued soft carbonation. The flavor begins with dark toffee, oak, vanilla, coffee, sweet Belgian notes and dark fruit. The finish has heavy dark fruits and more coffee. Well done.
DocLock (8667) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large unique bottle from Capone’s, the volume of which I am uncertain. Poured hazy dark brown toward black with a complex nose of roasty malkt, cacao, figgy fruit, and yeasty spice. Tasted as it smelled, complex, with the malt and yeasty cobwebby esters taking the forefront.