BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Societe. Pours with a pitch black hued body with a large and very retentive deep brown head. Glass coating. Aromas show a huge roast, nutty walnut, chocolate and coffee. Intense roast. Low esters, medium alcohol. Nice and bready malt character as well with a low earthy hop note. Flavors are roasty, lightly ashy and bitter. Dark/baker’s chocolate. Medium bitter, walnut. Rich and well balanced. Thick, full bodied, medium carbonation with well hidden alcohol. Wow!
joeworrall (86) - USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Delicious strong stout with coffee and cocoa notes. Not boozy, despite the high alcohol content. Unusual mouth feel
wchesser (1540) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at source. Deep black with coffee cream head. Nose of dried prunes, dark chocolate, vanilla. Bitter dark roasted malt with sweet finish and flavors following nose. Great example of the style.
olio (8089) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ O’Brien’s, Kearny Mesa.
Pours black color with a small head. Caramel malts, cocoa and roasty notes on the nose. Roasty flavor, sticky sweet chocolate flavor, cocoa and rye. Tasty but a bit sweet.
laiti (7708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ OBriens. Rated on 25.08.2015. Aroma is nice and sweet with lots of cocoa and some licorice. Also tobacco. Flavour has salty licorice, some ash, hints of tobacco and mild coffee tones. Finishes with slightly disturbing alcohol kick. Aroma was nice but flavour is a bit too salty.
lusikka (7605) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ O’Brien’s Pub, San Diego, CA. Pours a black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of rich mudcake notes, dark roasted coffee and grass. Flavour of rich roastiness, biscuit, licorice, chocolate and grassy bitterness. Full bodied. Really rich.
tiong (5234) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ O’Briens, San Diego, CA
Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and syrup. Taste is smooth, slightly sweetish and roasty with loads of licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and syrup. Finish is sweetish, heavy and roasty. A bit sweetish but otherwise quite balanced and tasty.
blipp (7250) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a tan head. Roasted and charred malts, light sweetness, faint fruity notes, and mild bitterness. Good stuff.
PartyFowle (707) - - MAY 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Rich and thick as hell. Midnight black with a dense graham cracker head. Aromas of espresso with milk, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, dashes of vanilla and anise. Body is thick and soft as whipped cream. Gentle bubbles, big heat. Sharper notes of anise and molasses up front of flavor, along with hints of sourdough. The swallow hands over some sweetness to balance, in the form of smooth dark chocolate and roasted marshmallow. Big lingering caraway and black licorice. Very well done.
joeneugs (4453) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. It pours a dark brown/black color with a tan head. The aroma is rich and bready with some cocoa and a little green apple. The flavor is chocolaty and thick with a little alcohol and sweet apple. Very full bodied and rich with a smoky finish. Pretty ok.
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good imperial stout, black with a floater or two, no big deal. Coffee richness, good alcohol warmth. Finishes with French roast. I enjoyed it.