Doghair (255) - Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice roasted malt aroma. Good looking pour with thick tan foam. Big toasty malt flavors jump right out. There’s dark chocolate, caramel and a little smoke. Nice lingering finish. The heavier mouth feel helps the flavors.
Easily one of the best imperial stouts I’ve had.
madsneergaard (75) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a small toasted looking head. Aroma: Very roasty - nice!!! Coffee, chocolate, burned/roasted bread, smoke. A really nice aroma. Well, maybe a great aroma, but an even better taste!!! Wow.. So much flavor! Pretty much the same as the aroma just a hell of a lot more of it. No taste of the alcohol but a little heat in the throat.
Mouthfeel is as close to being the biggest as possible without it getting there. Still, a fantasticly, nicely lingering aftertaste. A fantastic beer!! Would love to try this on some barrels! Wow, this is really, really(!) a hell of a brew!
Abrakarl (278) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer. Not the heaviest but rich and rewarding. Certainly a much more interesting beer than their regulars: pale ale and torpedo.
Vaiz (3258) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine Summerlin, Las Vegas. Black pour, foamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fruity, coffee, roasty, some licorice and a hint of ash. Flavor is sweet roasted, chocolate and fruity, slightly spicy and smooth. A bit chemical finish.
kayres (435) - , Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a thin dark head. Chocolate soy nose. Huge body smooth chockaty with a bit roast finish
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NikkTwist (1512) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2013 Draft at Moriartys. Pitch black with a nice brown foam. Not much aroma, when cold at least. Deep, dark, burnt, unsweetened chocolate. Blackened cinnamon pepper pie with molasses. Charcoal grill. Body is a bit thin, but really great dark notes.
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
There is no shedding light that lends itself to him after weeks in the dank cavernous depths, scraping his way back to the one he loves. His beard has caught the decaying flesh of unknown species he has forced to eat, for sustenance here is hard to find. He has become one with the dankness, ready to succumb to it, until he smells the familiar burning oak of his forest, his cabin that he seeks. At first faint, the moonlight becomes apparent, as he has somehow found his way back to where he has started. Woodsmoke heavy now, he rolls up his sleeves and walks to the front door. A bottle awaits. A viscous black rolls silently into his glass as he breathes in the molasses. The first sip’s citrus surprise tickles, but this sensation does not return. His tongue senses a cardboard hardiness followed by a residual tonguefeel that soothes and coats his throat. It reminds him of just-skilleted butter atop baked sweetbread. Looking at his glass, any previous signs of lacing have vanished like the memories of his purgatory in the cave. He sleeps a long, hibernate respite.
FenrisWolf (36) - - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Complex and bold with a persistent hop and chocolate mixture. Big fat tan head on the pour and amazing smell. Love this brew.
conway (1300) - - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a big tan head. Aroma is piney hops and roasted barley. Taste is cocoa, piney and citrusy hops, a hint of coffee and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Nice complex stout.
WabashMan (1009) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nearly black with a fluffy medium brown head. Nose is alcohol, chocolate, molasses, raisins. Flavor is really very nice. Chocolate and roast, naturally, but a little bit of a salty, briny character as well. Has a little bite to it, which sets it apart from a lot of imperials. Very well done!