rougeau13 (1975) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, with a small brief brown head. Smells like coffee, oatmeal, grass, and cocoa. Rich taste, but no complexity. Decent bite. Full bodied and smooth. Nice beer, decent imperial stout.
ozarkspops (346) - - AUG 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark. Thin Dark brown head. Main flavors are chocolate first, toasty caramel second, oats third. Solid beer.
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chicowv (455) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle: Pours dark black with a thick brown head and slow but long lasting CO2 release. Aroma of toasted chocolate malts, toasted oats, raisin and plum. Taste is sweet on the front and slightly bitter on the back; some strong alcohol on the finish. Starts smooth but ends a little harsh. Slightly oily on the palate and a little strong on the alcohol. Thin for a big oatmeal stout. Nice offering for a 12 pack varity mix though!
brenn79 (1491) - Idaho, USA - AUG 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours black with a one finger mocha colored head that reduces to a skiff and collar. Aroma is roasted malt, oats, creamy, but could be more assertive. The taste is so smooth and silky, not really getting any harsh roastedness of the malt, the oats really mellow things out. Chocolate and coffee are there, but smooth, little hops, what are there blends wonderfully, this should be in their regular lineup, great beer. Body is thick, meal in a glass.
PhatB420 (615) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz into a pint. I can definately feel the power in both the aroma and the taste, this is a big brew. Dark as night, taste is roasty, dark and bitter chocolate, molasses, and chewy rasin and fig mixture. Head simmers to nothing really, the brew still hovers in front of you daring to be challenged. The abv comes across in the taste, but is welcomed with the expanding malts that shine though. Body is rich and a bit syrupy, but goes down quite elegantly and fluid. Top notch imperial stout.
pras (428) - Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black. 2 finger head. Didn’t get much in the nose. Mouthfeel is very silky. Taste is full of toasted goodness. Chocolate, marshmallow, nuttiness, and other nice deep toasted notes. Sweetness balances out the high alcohol. Nice beer for an occasional treat.
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Didn’t realize this was 9% ABV. Wasn’t looking to open anything high-test. Oh well. Black pour with a medium, dense brown head. Roasted malt, burnt caramel, toasted oatmeal, chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Taste is big roasted malt, dark chocolate, burnt oatmeal, hops, coffee notes, some soft dark fruit notes, faint tobacco and molasses. Body is silky smooth and medium-full overall. Carbonation is dense and creamy. Mild alcohol warmth as well. Ends with more dark chocolate, burnt caramel, molasses, light tobacco, roasted malt, hops, oatmeal and softer coffee.
thicksuds (411) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great beer, the biggest in the mix pack, very well done, thick and tasty, tastes almost like a milk stout, or a bitter stout, very smooth, abv not detectable, awesome brew. Love it
obguthr (3665) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark roast coffee nose. Dark mahogany, thin tan head. Rather intense flavor of coffee and prunes. Tree bark and charred oak also present. Full body. Finishes with a smoky malt bitterness. Powerful and complex, this is definitely a sipper. A bit heavier on the dark fruit than I prefer. Perhaps a little too big and bold.
jlruthven (541) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the BC 12 pack. Pours inky black, dark brown highlights. Good texture, not too viscous. Smooth chocolate on the nose, some roasted character. Milk chocolate right up front, dark chocolate on the back end, with a late, surprising hop bitterness. Remarkably smooth for the abv. Really nice.