SoberDave (182) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has a deep brown colour with a fading white head. Extremely creamy palate with a taste of coffee and chocolate. Good beer but overdoes the malt a little.
Ritterkreuz (179) - Seneca Falls, New York, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another strong beer from the Boston Brewing company. this one pours such a dark brown that itís almost black. It also has a dark tan head. The flavor can best be described as roasted chocolate and coffee.
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours pitch black with tan head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is roasty with some smoky and fruit notes as well. Flavor has chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, and moderate amount of astringency. Mouthfeel is probably a tiny bit less than I would expect for the style, but not too bad. Overall, itís a pretty good representation of the style and very good for a somewhat mass produced beer.
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep black with viscous motor oil consistency. Fluffy dark head. Aroma is surprisingly muted. Some chocolate and coffee but nothing overpowering. Flavor is mostly chocolate with some bitterness and a bit of hops. Very smooth with hidden alcohol. Pretty good.
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAY 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I donít think that I have ever had a beer start with so much promise and then....Very good aroma. Good head. Nice dark appearance. BUT too cloying. Too much dried fruit taste. Not balanced. Nice try, but back to the drawing board. Guinness is too widely available to substitute this for.
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a nice deep black color with tan head. Smells of roasted malt, coffee anc chocolate. Taste similar with more chocolatly character.
yackery (163) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2011 Thick, one-finger head with standard pour that dissolves in about a minute.
Aroma is inviting, playful, tutti-frutti, candy-like.
Appearance is very presentable with subtle tones but opaque through a four-inch diameter glass.
The beer has a perfect nutty moderation of any bitterness. Kinda like drinking cyanide without the belly agony. There is a good balance of oil to satisfy the palate.
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a good foamy tan head. Aroma was smoke,grass and chocolate. Flavor was dark chocolate and roasted malt.
tony_gorilla (159) - Drammen, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not much smell. And not much taste. It looka good tho. Thick and pitch black. Diasapointing.
Holtguy (157) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an Imperial Stout, but it lacks that potency or toughness thatís usually associated with Impyís. Thatís not a bad thing, IMO, since Impy Stouts sometimes are too much of a bother especially on nights when itís not 10 below 0. This is a beer that has all the characteristics of an Imperial Stout but itís a tad mellower, and I have to admit I like that.