edgallow (1992) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from a growler pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate . Taste is cocoa, malts and coffee.
SG111 (68) - - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a nice tan head. Aroma is rich dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Flavor is dark chocolate and and a nice hoppy bitterness. Sweet up front with a bitter finish. Awesome!
stoutchap (404) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice offering from sierra nevada. Dark brown pour with a bit of a tan head. Light malty nose. Dark roasted chocolate and coffee. Alcohol content hidden by flavor but this packs a punch. A bit to much carbonation for me. But overall quite tasty.
DoToBi (8) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not too much bitterness on the palette, neither is it too sweet. Nicely balanced. And excellent value for the price. Might just become a regular.
rodenbach99 (3136) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille (merci Patrick). Un liquide brun presque noir. Un nez de chocolat, de tabac avec une superbe amertume qui transperce. Une bouche amère de chocolat rôti, de café torréfié et de houblon. Un autre superbe produit de la part de Sierra Nevada.
TXBadger (1336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black like oil with tan head. Cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, molasses, and some caramel on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very complex, very smooth. Full bodied.
generallee08 (639) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 10.2% and the year it was brewed. (2013) There is a short description of the beer as well. Appearance: It has a very dark black body which is completely opaque. From the slow pour I got a tall tan colored head that settles down fairly quick but makes tons of cool lacing on the glass.
Smell: The aroma has a mild character with some modest sweet and roasted maltiness.
Taste / Palate: The mild aroma gives way to a big bold full bodied malty sweetness on the tongue. There are notes of caramel, toffee, molasses, and raisins. It’s 10.2% abv is noticeable but mellow and adds to its overall character. The palate feels smooth with light carbonation in this big heavy offering from Sierra Nevada. It finishes slowly with just a touch of earthy hops.
witthatsbier (220) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown/blackish with beige head that does not last long
aroma is sweet malt with coco notes
taste is bitterish with light coffee tones and bitter sweet finish that lasts
body is thick which is not surprising given the strength
overall ok but iv,e tasted better sierra nevada ales
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, lots of sweet chocolate and roasted coffee, bitter and dry.
SlackerMads (1517) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2013 edition. Black with a medium sized diminishing dark brown head. Roasted malt, chocolate, warming alcohol, vanilla, pine and citrus hops, doughy yeast notes.. Medium body, oily/sticky texture, medium carbonation. Medium/heavy sweet and medium bitter. A bit hot from mid to finish leaving a bit of a stinging sensation on the gums. Drinks ok for the abv, but somewhat forgettable in the big black ocean of imperial stouts.