Archibald89 (38) - Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of oat, raisin, malt, dried fruits, some dark chocolate, small hint of espresso. Tastes of oat with a heavy body and a great finish. An amazing Imperial Stout from the Darkwater series.
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark opaque brown color, almost black, thick beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, burnt espresso. Taste has rich cocoa, coffee, licorice. Very nice.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
INteresting and nice one. Very thick and delicious. Quite fine to smell and enjoy in conversations.
bytemesis (4460) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, dissipates fairly quickly, good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasty, molasses. Flavor is fully sweet, medium bitter, lots of molasses and some anise. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty solid.
Tsekouratos (463) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml from Cervezalandia.es, Spain. Black body with a thin brown head. Aromas of oat cake, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is chocolate, coffee, some plums, oak. It’s surelly gets a lot better as it warms up. Aftertaste is sweet and chocolaty. Full body with low to medium carbonation.
Stuu666 (6166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, liquorice, oats, taste is smooth, rich chocolate, sweet, dry.
tderoeck (6067) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
24/XII/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: n/a 2011 vintage (2014-1534)
Clear dark purple brown beer, aery fizzy beige head, falls down quickly to a small creamy layer of foam. Aroma: sweet, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, malty, alcohol. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, mocha, lots of dark chocolate, dried fruits, coffee. Aftertaste: sweet touch, some bitter hops, cocoa powder, coffee grit, dark chocolate.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from CBS, Corvallis. 2010 vintage. Pours an inky brown/black, just a hint of tan head. Nose slightly sweet, roasty, chocolate notes, oat, treacly. Body slight and a little bit roasty, finish very sweet, treacly. Almost no warming, very well balanced.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black liquid drools from the bottle with tan head. Rich, roasty aroma. Creamy oatmeal body + roasted malt base + under-attenuated sweetness. Works, though; I like this stuff.
slowrunner77 (6853) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"this batch at 11%. pours black with practically zero head. thick stuff. super smooth, and though it’s heavy, no hint of being quite so strong. aroma and flavor of molasses, a touch of hops, cocoa. chocolate & a touch of ripe fruit in there as well. a "no frills" stout that happens to be pretty darn great."
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From old notes, tasted with Curtis and some friends in Nashville, probably some time near the summer of 2012, from a 650mL bomber bottle. Pours dark cola brown with an average brown head that leaves an average collar. The nose is lightly smoked, milk chocolate sweetness, dark chocolate roast, tons of malt and molasses. The flavor is the same super sweet, all about the different layers of chocolate malt, not terribly complex, but not terrible either. The body is full and creamy with just under average carbonation and a long malty sweet chocolate finish.