zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
tap at Bierkraft - mahogany dark pour. Small tan head. Nose is rich malts and touch of espresso. Dark malts sweet decadent candy, toffee and brown sugar. Bubblegum note and chocolate chip cookie dough, milk chocolate shake. Roasty malts. Smooth, creamy body with the perfect level of carbonation. Sweet into the finish with a light piney finish. And a touch of astringency. Beautiful beer... it’s like all my favorite stout qualities packed into one gem of a beer. And barely any perceptible alcohol in the taste. Watch out, beertopia, in Soviet Russia, beer drinks spider!
nimbleprop (5187) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a very inky, opaque black with some creamy, brown head. Nose has lots of red grape, rubber too, pencil lead, molasses, some yeast, chery, chocolate, even a little strawberry, roasty too. Flavor has cola, malt, rubber, roast, yeasty bread, a little mushroom. Full bodied finish.
jflopsu (644) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with thick brown head. Has a faint nut and roasted malt aroma. A smooth and thick beer with coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt taste. A creamy finish with a light coffee aftertaste.
Kabonski (36) - - NOV 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a great dark brown head. Not much aroma but the taste is great. Good alcohol burn. Flavors of smoke, oak, and coffee. Good beer for sure!
mstrcrwly (340) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle dated 11/3/13, poured into a snifter..opaque with a fluffy tan head..aroma of coffee,roasted nuts..dry,malty taste..pretty good.
Ron (2681) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a thick black brown with bubbly brown head and light lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts and a hint of booze. Taste is the same but the booze is well hidden. This is a pretty solid imperial stout, nice and thick on the mouth, sticks to the tongue.
jgb9348 (4843) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a 95% opaque black glow and a very thin, oily deep dark brown head - fades very fast. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, alcohol, earth, brandy, cognac and mushrooms - very pungent. Medium to Full-bodied; Oddly watery taste at first gives way to some molasses, caramel, burnt sugars and a touch of earthy and pungent malt. Aftertaste is largely absent as well, with roasted malt, alcohol and water the major components - interesting. Overall, a very subdued and mild beer, especially for the style and even more unexpectedly - especially for any beer close or at/above 10% abv - it doesn’t taste like there is more than 6% here, aside from the smell. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors on 01-November-2013 for US$2,99 sampled at home in Washington on 16-November-2014, a touch over a year after purchasing this one.
phaleslu (6807) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours an opaque midnight brown with a small tan head that leaves some lace spots and streaks and settles into a ring and film. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, a little ash, dark fruits, tobacco, and earth. Flavor of dark fruits, roast, earth, tobacco, ash, and rust. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a rich, roasty, earthy mouthfeel. Leans roasty. Not bad but not memorable.
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a medium creamy tan head that lasts. The aroma is roast coffee, chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with dark chocolate, roast, bit thin, good.
outlawskies (447) - - OCT 12, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Julie. Will love this It is interesting aged not Carmel slightly sour overall she likes it it smooth not bitter
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Homer321 (2117) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brewtopia. Nose is a powdered chocolate and ovaltine with an underlying tar and tabacco. pour is pitch black with a medium brown head that dies and leaves a thin layer of bubbles on top. Taste is a sharp, bitter, almost burnt coffee that warms you up. Smooths out as it warms, but still is sharp and a little hot, like fusels and not just ethanol. leaves a stickiness on your lips but isn’t overly sweet, probably due to the high bitterness. overall ok, but I would like to see this mellowed out.