closey22 (1457) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black rimming beige head; aroma is rich chocolate whipped cream coffee blend; flava is rich complex blend of chocolate tangy malt coffee hops(subtle); feels thick soft foamy fizz; finishes tangy sweet malty roasty notes of coffee and cocoa
emusche (144) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cola brown with thin head and minimal lacing. Aroma is very faint and muted, but thin notes of chocolate and coffee. Taste is dark cocoa and coffee, pleasant hints of caramel and malt.
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fuzzcro (149) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fine stout lacking only in appearance and viscosity in my opinion. It looks thin and is a bit thin on the tongue. I’ve been overall impressed with Southern Tier and especially so with the Blackwater Series.
BeerdedDave (1159) - - NOV 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with a tan head; fantastic aroma - mainly chocolate with notes of coffee and roasted malts and whisps of alcohol; great, smooth, chocolaty flavor with coffee notes; dark roasted malt and light alcohol notes; malt is just slighty sweet; bitter chocolate finish with light, warm alocohol notes
echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great chocolate and coffee aromas, light stopping thick appearance. Great sweet flavors of chocolate with hints of coffee and almost a coriander or some sweet herb. Great after taste.
juffage (171) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thinner in appearance than many big RIS but thicker and gloopy mouthfeel. Oily. Like a melted vanilla/chocolate milkshake. So sweet. Blueberry/raspberry yogurt aftertaste. Caramelised Starbucks frappuccino. Way too sweet for me, gets fatiguing quite quickly.
samsmith33 (772) - - SEP 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black. Light white head. Aroma is chocolate vanilla. Taste is chocolate more than coffee. A bit syrupy like all the Blackwater. Ok.
Mep3222 (1085) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2015 Very deep chocolate aroma and flavor. Almost tootsie roll like. Malty but not super malty for a dark imperial. Full flavored smooth and balanced. Get a bit of an odd bitter finish that is a bit off, but is a solid imperial stout. A notch or two below the top imperials though. NOTE: last night had 8oz of this and 8oz of a 5%abv saison. Have a slight headache, after way little beer last night. Feel like some of the off flavors and lighter palate for how malty this is may be some adjuncts or residual "tails" from a high gravity beer. Not sure if they are trying to make a "top" beer cheaply? But should not feel any impacts from how little I had. Just a note to my future self. Keeping my rating at 3.8, but would be reluctant to have again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
shrubber85 (9927) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Milk chocolate, coffee, malt, and straw aroma. Dark brown with nice tan head. Sweet chocolate milk, malt, and bitter herbal coffee and hay flavor. Nice body. Sweet but not a sugar bomb like the Creme Brulee - excellent.
anderson01 (312) - Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black in color with a thick, frothy head that hugs the side of the glass making great lacing. Definetly can smell the chocolate and coffee. Aroma also has some licorice and bready notes. Slick on the palate that leaves a long drawn out finish. A tad bit salty. I like that the coffee is well balanced with the chocolate. There is a faint taste of alcohol which should be expected for a 10% beer. This is warming me up inside on a chilly day . Perfect combanation with the weather.