daniele (3768) - ITALY - DEC 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
scura schiuma media discreta persitenza naso piuttosto intenso caffe liquirizia quasi liquoroso in bocca buon corpo tostaure decise e buona luppolatura finale piuttosro secco
watson1977 (2271) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown/black with a medium mocha head. Aroma of dark fruits, molasses, and caramel. Flavor has some heavy roast, dark chocolate, and winey dark fruitt. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly creamy with a roasty, dry finish.
VTHopHead (1389) - Barre, Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle/12oz - Pours a very dark black/brown in color with a small creamy tan head that produced some really nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is heavy with dark roasted malts along with a bit of both chocolate and coffee. Flavor is also quite strong with the dark malts... a bit too much of the black patent IMO... and the coffee is stronger than the aroma. Lingering bitterness that, Iím sure, is a combo of the hops and the astringency of the darkly roasted malts. Good, but not great Impy...
Elwood (2490) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours almost pitch black witha thick, creamy head of dark tan foam. The nose is lots of roasted malt, coffee, and mocha . The flavor has lots of coffee and roasted bitterness. There is a nice creamy mocha note in there too. Pretty rich body but not cloying. Fairly lengthy coffee and roasted malt finish. A surprisingly good offering from Saranac. Definitely worth trying.
DaSilky1 (2604) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark dark brown, thin light tan head. Thick fudge nose, with some caramel & nuts...flavors have some sharp roasted malts with equally sharp bittering hops, bitter chocolate, slight black marker, some alcohol..fairly full bodied and fairly bitter too. Not too shabby actually though I think the malt flavors are hard to grasp with that level of bitterness in the way.
DiarmaidBHK (2272) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours black from bottle with a thin khaki head. The aroma smells of furniture polish and burned malt. Thinner mouthfeel then I was expecting. Fair amount of alcohol on the tongue. Finish has a tad of bitterness which adds something to the beer. Pretty damn appalling!
POLK (1884) - HÝrning, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
010811: Very dark color with a good brown head. Roasted aroma. Flavor of roasted malt/coffe.really good stout with a nice creamy mouth feel
thornecb (3640) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head recedes to skim the surface. Soy and chocolate aromas. Thin with soy, licorice and slightly soured espresso.
wekker84 (1218) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts fruits spicy and hops flavor roasted malts laurel chocolate spicy fruits and hops
Brandman (1440) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body, brown head. Aroma of burned malt, dark berries, alcohol, coal. Flavour has lots of ash and some chocolate mousse. High roasted flavour. Thin and dry. Russian chocolate comes to mind.