Ericular (226) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very dark with brown head that fades quickly and good lacing. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is sweet roast and bitter chocolate. Quite bitter chocolate actually, pretty sharp and it steals some of the smoothness. The aftertaste is dark chocolate and light coffee roast. Palate is thick and smooth.
EithCubes (4195) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is mildly sweet with inky chocolate and roast, wafting hints of alcohol, pours deep brown-black with a scant light brown head thatís soon gone. Silken, creamy body full of roast and lightly burning alcohol, plenty of velveteen chocolate, inky with faint plum, beautiful throat and chest warmth spreading from the full body. Light but noticeable hops even after some months, pleasant prickling, but man, itís all about that oaty-chocolate with hints of smooth roast, just a superb dessert beer. Or one for contemplation.
phikus01 (84) - New York, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
liquid silk. Roasty chocolate mocha yumminess. The %9 caught me off guardbecause this drinks as smooth as a %5. Funny they call the pilsener imperial in this twelve pack tthatís like %5 but not the %9 oatmeal stout
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of double-chocolate milkshake is quite intense and very enjoyable. Taste is dominated by chocolate milkshake notes with light dry roasted malt notes also noticeable. Some light dark chocolate and mocha notes are also perceptible. Body is full with nice chewy creamy texture with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed and quite a treat that I wouldnít mind having on a regular basis.
RichTheVillan (836) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wine; almost black pour with quickly disappearing tan head, chocolate and oat aroma, sweet roast malt taste with chocolate, molasses, great thick mouthfeel. This is really good.
MadIndian (2110) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Roast, chocolate...dark chocolate. Some grain and oat, hop and dry rich finish. Pretty good.
chinchill (571) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz 2012 bottle served at ~55F in a Unibroue goblet. Pours darker than used motor oil with only faint hints of brown near the edges under intense light. Moderate, dense tan head soon reduces to a durable ring and thin top coat, but leaves nice lace on the glass upon tilting
S: Dark roasted malts with hints of smoke, oatmeal and black licorice. Slightly fruity with some spicy hops. Some alcohol esters after warming; plenty after more warming.
T: Appropriately rich dark roast grain flavors, with a light smokiness. Alcohol is partially hidden. Hops add spicing and a well-tuned level of bitterness. Some coffee in the mildly bitter, and long-lasting, robust aftertaste.
M: Full body with low but adequate carbonation. Very smooth. Some light harshness and warming from the alcohol.
O: Relatively subtle aroma but the flavor is plenty rich, with fine roasted grain flavors should appeal to beer geeks who enjoy dark breads.
Brewdork (55) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with thin tan head. Malty mocha aroma. Good toasty malt & mocha flavor, but comes across a bit sweet. Like it, but donít love it.
adamjackson (1229) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2 year old "blackalicious" keg at prohibition pig - Midnight black
Great coffee colored lacing
Nose is rich chocolate
Taste is licorice finish, tobacco and espresso beans with dark chocolate
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Pour is jet black with decent light tan coloured heads. Falls away super quickly leaving all bar the thinnest film. Aromas dominated by rich chocolate & coffee notes. Some alcohol is present as is a little roasted grain. Flavours are quite lush and sweet. Chocolate sweetness is to the floor with a little roasted coffee bitterness on the finish. Some alcohol comes forward on the finish as well. Very smooth mouthfeel.