arn8897 (30) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with khaki colored head. Aroma of chocolate vanilla and coffee. Taste of chocolate and coffee with just a hint of smoke. Medium palate. Overall another solid beer from southern tier.
siennaemerson (10) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with a nice creamy brown head. (4+) Big chocolate aroma, tootsie roll and ovaltine (in a good way). Sweet underlying malt. Flavour is sweet with more of the tootsie roll like chocolate character, very mild roasty malt. (7+) Light bitterness in the finish keeps it from becoming cloying. Smooth medium to full bodied palate
floydslip (190) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark root beer colored beer with a thin beige head that is really nothing more than a surface film. Rich, luxurious nose of deep dark chocolate, vanilla bean, and cream soda. Flavor is more of the same, but even richer with beautiful roasted grain and some fairly pronounced coffee notes. It finishes sweet rather than bitter, which fits the flavor profile, but the roasted flavor counterbalances a bit. Medium-bodied, it lacks the viscous quality of some stronger stouts, despite the high ABV. Good beer.
nathan30533 (640) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great!!! This one is like a 11% chocolate milk. Enjoy this brew. Taste and smell the sweet chocolate.
JHeath99 (1082) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Piggly Wiggly. Pours an opaque black with a layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with a slightly boozy hint. Taste of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, and booze with a slight vanilla finish. Very nice.
allmyvinyl (3959) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours jet black, viscous, tan head. Big, big chocolate nose and taste. Smooth, creamy, vanilla. Lush.
tds101 (3) - Queens Village, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m a fan of chocolate stouts, imperial or otherwise. I luv Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout, and I like a few others. This is quite comparable to the Organic Chocolate Stout, but has less of a chocolate smell and taste. It does have a slightly more alcoholic flavor, but it’s well below what you would expect from a 10% ABV imperial stout. The way it feels in the mouth is wonderful. Creamy, and slick. The aftertaste was where I did get hit with the alcohol the most - but I’m noticing I’m a bit sensitive to the taste.
Overall I’d say this is a wonderful Imperial Stout, and it’s pretty easy drinking. I enjoyed it immensely, and I plan on trying to locate another bottle before the fall/winter pass. overall a #win.
raoul_duke (29) - - NOV 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 From a 22 oz bottle. Amazing dark chocolate aroma, truly exceptional smell. Extremely dark, basically midnight black. Head sticks around, nice consistency. Sweet, dark chocolate flavor. Too sweet?
TheCaptMatey (83) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a dark brown to black colour with a short toffee head. Aroma is rich of chocolate, coffee(after warming up a bit)and vanilla. Flavor is of chocolate, roasted malts with a slight bitterness on the finish. Alcohol is well hidden in this heavy bodied brew. Great chocolate beer. Only second to one other.
gopherfan99 (559) - CROATIA - NOV 9, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap; nearly black with a thin tan head; chocolate aroma with a hint of coffee; taste is mostly sweet chocolate nicely balanced with hints of bitter coffee; finish is dry; very nicely balanced beer and the alcohol is not noticeable; very nice beer