emacgee (3506) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gorgeous pour, rich and viscous ink black with two fingers of dense and creamy chestnut brown head. Lots of bitter black grain in the nose, espresso and unsweetened chocolate, blackstrap molasses, burnt sugar. A touch of dark fruit comes through as well. Not crazy about the flavor. Tons of bitter dark grain. Black grain all over, tons of bitter acidity. Hard to get anything else. Wonderful mouthfeel though, full and viscous with a lasting finish.
Vestergaard (113) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a fluffy light brown head. Looks pretty thick when whirled. smell is packed with chocolate, coffee and is really nicely burned. not too sweet, but some dark berries though. a slight licorice too. The taste is pretty bitter with some dark dark chocolate at first, followed up by a nice dark roasted coffee. Some fruit i can’t really specify, but maybe blueberries or plum? Fits very well with the chocolate at least. Dry in a wooden or vinous way, but it’s still a full bodied fella.
RasmusOtt (876) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tiny brown head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, cocoa beans, mellow chocolate fudge, dark sweet berries, coffee and some vanilla. Taste of bitter liquorice, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, some darker berries, warming alcohol at the end and a bit dry woody feel to it even though it is not barrel aged. Really enjoyable (for the price as well).
ross (1977) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Multiple bottles. Black colored pour with a tan head. Smells roasted, full of chocolate, coffee, hops, citrus. Taste sweet and smooth, easy drinking, rich, and rivals alot of the better stouts. Pretty good stuff that I can find in my grocery store.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1087) - FINLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a small tan head. Roasted malt in the aroma with notes of coffee, molasses and chocolate. Flavor is sweetish roasted malt, molasses, coffee, chocolate and some bitterness. Medium to full body and bitter aftertaste.
eruizgarcia (116) - - JUN 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sadly this is one of my least favorite stouts. A bit too smokey, almost burnt, with a super bitter aftertaste.
jgb9348 (4025) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep super dark brown coloured body with a very thin, fast-dying light brown head leaving an oily glow on top of the beer. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, grapes, oak, vanilla, alcohol and a bunch of earth. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep roasty and peaty flavours up front with a bunch of alcohol, toffee, chocolate and some oaky notes. Aftertaste shows a lot of depth, but some rather smokey and bitter tastes throughout with oak, peat, chocolate, earth and a strong alcohol flavour. Overall, a nice beer, but perhaps a bit too rough around the edges, at least right now, showing too much bitterness, alcohol and peat notes. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle (2012) purchased from Westover Market in Arlington, Virginia on 23-November-2012 for US$3.39 sampled at home in Washington on 13-June-2013.
mbgrayson (437) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark, almost black, with very little tan head from the bottle. Aroma is rich and complex, notes of coffee and malt. Taste is slightly sweet, malty, with complex tastes of chocolate and coffee mixed with licorice. There is a touch of hoppiness underneath as well. Thumbs up! a nice imperial stout.
AmEricanbrew (4890) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with tan sheen. Dark chocolate, coffee, dark roast, sugary aromas. full body, average carbonation. Dark chocolate, tobacco, sugared up coffee flavors with a deep roast malty finish---good
Leafs93 (1409) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep black with a medium tan head, excellent lacing. Aroma is roast, coffee, dark chocolate, wood and smoke. Taste is sweet with some acrid bitters, very very balanced. Smooth, full bodied with some stickiness on the finish.
Goodgrief (1726) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer. Beautiful pour in the glass with frothy brown head with holes in it like swiss cheese. Milky cocoa notes jump from the glass. Lots of cocoa nibs with some dark coffee flavors. Just a silky smooth mouthfeel. Perfect on the tongue. Hoppy bite at the end. Great beer.