Fritz123 (1064) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in the Beer Camp 12 pack from Total Wine in Boca Raton. Snifter at home. Pours a nearly black, opaque with a small tan head that lasted about 30 seconds. Slight lacing. Oily. Aroma is roasted malts, slight coffee and dark chocolate, oats, and vanilla. The taste is quite roasty and toasty malts, dark bitter chocolates, hint of mild coffee, vanilla, and cocoa nibs. The dry finish is slightly bitter. Medium to full body, light carbonation. Damn fine beer from Sierra/Bells.
MartinVanBeer (100) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a tiny dark head. Barnyard, cinnamon, and root beer on the nose. The body is fairly light with a little alcohol, coffee, and toasty malt. Clean and fairly balanced, but could have been more
BOSSbrewer (1865) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Sideways in Fayetteville. Pours very dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is roast and chocolate, with slight coffee. Flavor follows with good bitterness but a bit more sweetness than I like. Even so, a very nice beer.
jmagnus87 (2462) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours almost black with a half finger of khaki head. Aroma is malt dominated - caramel, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Taste follows suit with additions of dark fruits and Roasty malt. Light bitter and light sweet. Full bodied with a creamy and slightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Great beer. Probably my favorite in the series so far.
badhack (334) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite dark, chocolate, cacao, roasted malt. A little charcoal and a little dark fruit. Slightly creamy. Very bitter, citrus and maybe herbal. Very long dark chocolate finish with bitterness. A little graham cracker
Doofgoblin (321) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome! This one is not as hoppy as some imperials; however, it works really well as a strong, rich, and roasted delight. The aroma is great with lots of roasted malts and the taste is just as good. The finish is very smooth, especially for the 8.5% with little to no hop bitterness. This is super tasty brew when you sitting by a fire on a chilly autumn night.
csaso (1442) - Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - average size tan foamy head, very dark brown color, roasty and sweet aroma and flavor, creamy, chocolatey, pretty good overall
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Cybercat (3430) - Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap opaque chocolate brown with a thick, fine-bubbled, persistent tan head. Roast malt aroma has chocolate and caramel notes. Scrumptious flavor has earthy, chocolate, nutty, roast malt, and subtle caramel notes. Texture is somewhat thick and rather fizzy, leaving a roast malt and chocolaty finish. This is one odyssey you should take.
e303 (109) - - NOV 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a mocha head. The aroma is dried fruit and roast. Taste is similar with a bit of toffee and some hop bitterness. Nice beer.
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GlasgowTAD (112) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle as an extra from elytsdlo! This is jet black with a miniscule mocha head. Aroma is roasted malt. Taste is roasty with a medium bitter finish.
woodychevy (396) - - NOV 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beer Camp Case. Pretty frickin great stuff. Pours dark black with an average tan head. Nice lacing. Taste is as advertised- roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, toffee, raisins- nice mix of sweet and bitter. Fairly complex and layered. Citrus, spice and earth coming through from the hops. Nicely balanced. Pretty full/chewy mouthfeel and somewhat boozy/ warm on the finish. - drinks more like a stout than a "dark ale". Wish I had more. Delicious.