cmacklin (516) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12fl.oz. bottle. From 2015 Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Pours an opaque black with a small, short lived, brown head that leaves spotty lacing. Roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate and coffee. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, molasses and coffee with a hint of alcohol in a dry, slightly bitter finish. Full body with a thick, oily texture and soft carbonation. Nicely done.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[7626-20150909] 12floz bottle. Roasted floral Tootsie Roll woody grains aroma. Black body with a quick foamy tan head. Roasted chocolate wood flavour has a long aftertaste. Full body. Good. (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8
(w/ Ferris, jercraigs)
simonblaine (472) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2015 Part of the 20015 Beer Advent Calendar. Pours dark brown / black with a thin head. Aroma of a woody library in a stately home. Roasted malts, dark cocoa, dried cherries. Taste of sweet dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark candied cherries. Thickish mouth feel, mildly carbonated. Ends a bit bitter. Good
jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2015 2015-09-09. Black body with a small quick brown head. 3+ Aroma of dark malt, lightly dusty, mild cops and whispers of vinous malt. Flavour is richly malty, notes of cocoa, light bitterness balances the rich sweet core. 7+ Smooth medium bodied palate, moderate carbonation. 3++ Decent. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo, NY.
Ferris (8965) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Dark sweet chocolate and light fruity notes. Deep jet brown with a decent brown head. Deep Roasty chocolate and sweet syrupy notes. Nice.
dfearnley (1419) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to 12 oz taster
Chocolate, milk, brown sugar, toasted malt, coconut. Deep opaque brown, with a 1/2 cm very creamy brown head. Taste is chocolate milk, caramel and vanilla.
Portermonger (1) - Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice full head and body , tastes great , little strong. Overall liked it a lot a good beer to try but not going back for seconds or thirds
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superspak (3753) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got in a BIF from beerloserLI. 12 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a small dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, light raisin/plum, herbal, light char, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, light raisin/plum, herbal, light char, and roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/roast/charred bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, herbal, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and slightly slick/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Russian imperial stout style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Berard (503) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Mild chocolate aroma over thick creme colored head that lingers. More chocolate sweet than coffee.
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Strykzone (5901) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle received from nimbleprop in a locals trade. Black as an ink blotter. A tan head. Not a big aroma but it is roast and dark malts. The flavor is bigger. Roasted notes with dark fruit and chocolate. It does not drink like a 10% ABV beer. Citrus fruit is generally sweet. Grape flavors are a surprise. The feel is powdery and dry but also has a syrupy aspect.