1guywith_aboat (177) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JUN 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours rich black with deep dense khaki head. The whole glass is lacy. Aroma is generously roasted with chocolate and almond coffee. Taste is bitter chocolate and black coffee with a malty sweetness to balance. Alcohol is good at hide and seek. Thick, creamy and smooth in the mouth. Very rich beer. Nicely done.
JimmyBoy74 (109) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl systembolaget. Mörk svart färg. Doftar kaffe och rostade toner. Smakar, karamell, bröd, rostat, kaffe, choklad.
Vignale (1812) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska från SB. Stiltypisk Imperial Stout. Riktigt mörkt brun, högt ljusbeige skum. Fin ganska söt doft med lite alkoholvärmechokladkola, kaffe, mörk torkad frukt. Smaken är lite vass och munkänslan likaså. Saknar fyllighet och krämighet, smaken lätt bränd och besk och inte lika stor som doften. Helt okej, men når inte ända fram.
tore_pettersen (191) - - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nesten svart med brunt skum. Lukter kaffe og mørk sjokolade. Lite kullsyre, fyldig munnfølelse. Smaken skuffer i forhold til aromaen. God ettersmak.
arsol (417) - NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart farge med beige skum. Lukter sødme, kaffe og sjokolade. Fyldig og kaffe også i smaken.
hockeybeerguy (916) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance has a black colored body yields a nice two finger tan head that slowly concaved into the body leaving beautiful spotty spider web lacing. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising.
The smell was coffee, chocolate and plums up front and were all powerfully strong.
The taste was dry in the coffee and chocolate flavorings and added a semi-sweetness that helped to round it out.
The palate was heavy on the body, this was exceptionally smooth on my tongue, but not watery. I would say this was fairly drinkable.
Overall, this was good for me and good for its style. I would come back to this again.
Shot (79) - Westerville, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Pours thick and black, like used motor oil. Thick dark beige head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, coffee and gypsum. Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, raisin, biscuit and vanilla. Finishes with vanilla and a sturdy hop bite. Surprisingly good for a Sam Adams offering.
gendv138 (356) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Meridian Pint poured into a tasting glass. Pours black with tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, roast. Tasting notes of dark fruit, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.
stouby (3519) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Clear black. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, burnt, chocolate). Flavor light sweet, medium bitter of dark malts and US hops, notes of chocolate. Medium body.
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jookos (1541) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@ahven. Black tan head. Roasted intense nose. Pretty neutral though, sort of the average joe of risses- not overly salty, chocolately, oaky or anything, has jus a little of everything. Full body medium dry. Dark chocolate, bitters. Ok, easiky forgot though.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Impressive three finger head; leaves huge chunks of "lace" on the glass. The color near black where no light shines through.
Smell of freshly ground coffee. Attractive.
More creamy tasting than the smell would indicate. Still, this could be a coffee stout. No notable alcohol taste or feel. The body is lower than most stouts, but not dramatically so. Great and lasting aftertaste of dark chocolate and coffee. Touch of chalk.