pras (369) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black. Roasted malt in the nose. Flavor is full of dark roasty malts, cocoa, and caramel. Finishes super smooth can’t tell this one is 10%.
StefanSD (1990) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from bevmo. Pours an opaque black color with a small tan head that slowly recedes to a fine ring. The aroma features blackened grains, coffee, mocha and bitter chocolates. The taste has immensely bitter chocolate, bitter nuts and burnt toast. The palate is smooth and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes long with lingering dark bitter chocolates. Overall: Nice stout.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, suede brown black color with no foam , aroma of dense dark chockloate, roasty prickly malt and chocolate flavors. some heat to finish nice beer
mikem409 (1457) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at betty’s. Pours pitch black with a tan/cherry head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted barley. Taste is thick sweet lots of booze and coco. Done dried fig
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle at Dogfish Head brewpub. Inky black pour with a large, tan head. Very roasty nose. The flavor really highlights the roasted malt with a slight vinous and medicinal tang to it. It finishes with a good bit of earthiness. Rich and creamy on the tongue. Great brew.
cduncan14 (133) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a growler into a pint glass. Aromas of cocoa nibs, coffee, and roasted malt. The color is an opaque black with a thin tan head. The taste is a sweetness akin to dark chocolate, with enough bitterness to keep it from becoming syrupy. It’s very well-balanced for such a chocolatey stout. It has a full body and a taste that lingers the way that melted chocolate does, with a perfectly soft carbonation that’s so critical for stouts. This is a very, very good stout and I’d recommend it highly.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Subtle cocoa and dark malt aroma rises from a nearly black body with razor-thin latte head. Flavor is of roasted coffee, chocolate, char, and burnt caramel. Most surprising is that this hit 10%+ ABV...shocking really. Would never have guessed. Drinkable, even dangerous. Take it easy on this one...or you might end up with a baby in the closet and tiger in the bathroom.
ESBob (312) - Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 Pack Bottles. Pours a pitch black with slight chocolate head. Nice Lacing, Aroma is toffee and roast malt. Taste is nice complex combo of toffee, coffee, roasted malt and burnt molasses. Nice imperial stout here, smooth finish in spite of high ABV.
b3shine (4215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks good; black with fluffy tan head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; bitter, roast, and malt. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Decent.
MadRobin (1603) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hellbenders Burritos in Davis, WV.
Opaque, deep dark brown with small brown head and very good lacing.
Aroma of milk chocolate, caramel, roasted malt,toffee and coffee.
Taste of alcohol, dark roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, toffee and roasted coffee.
Full body and medium/high carbonation with a velvety, foamy mouthfeel.
A beer that is almost too big for its own good. The booze overshadows the other flavors and masks much of the complexity.
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