dresden (1434) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Uhh I guess i didnt rate this last year. Deep brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and smoky roast malt. Taste of chocolate, booze, licorice, some mild sweetness. Really nice stuff!
novice101 (308) - - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a huge fan of this beer, there is a lot of bitterness up in the front and then it goes into coffee, does not taste too much like an imperial stout.
beezmon (12) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight alcohol taste but pretty well masked. Flavors of coffee, chocolate... kinda thick. Need to sample again
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler at the brewpub in Chico. Very solid brew. Quite impressive. Wow!! Good thing they bottle it.
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PlinyTheOlder (5) - - OCT 28, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful experience in every way. Great pour and color. In the same category as Dragon Milk and Expedition Stout.
jamesie1857 (1942) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Beauchief Cellars, Sheffield - Pours a lovely jet black, almost tar like, with a lasting beige head. The nose is a big hit of liquorice, coffee, black fruits, smoky yet sweet. The palate is a bit cloying, but you let that go once you let the tastes swim in. Excellent
DCLawyer (2538) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->snifter. Black with medium tan head. A: weak, with roasted malt and citrus notes. T: bitter, biting malt, ash, coffee grounds. Tad boozy. Not as good as advertised/expected.
paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The silky mouthfeel reminds me of the crushed black velvet of an Elvis painting...outstanding and enough alone to love this beer. But there’s also the complex yet balanced blackness of the liquid as it caresses your mouth, throat, and ultimately your mind.
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark with minimal head. Kind of flat. Not too much roasted flavor, but the alcohol tastes and flavors were very apparent. Not bad, but not the finest example of the style.
rader58 (871) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with heavy lacing. Very syrupy. Aroma of raisin, dried cherry, molasses, peat, coffee. Flavor is molasses, cocoa powder, coffee, woody, with the Sierra Nevada bitterness. Finish is quite dry. A nice heavy, dark and bitter beverage for a cold night.