Tmoney99 (9598) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBSG 2010. Poured a dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, coffee and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet roasted black coffee and malt flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a very good beer.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[BBD 10] Opaque black color with a tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, smoked wood, dark fruits, chocolate, and alcohol. Taste of bitter dark chocolate, roast, smoked wood, with pine resin, and light alcohol in the finish.
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A-pours a jet black thick and viscous liquid with a mahogany brown head that is tight and creamy.
S-light notes of roasted to burnt malt, hints of chocolate, lots of sweetness and dark fruits.
T-very sweet, tons of roasted or burnt malts, notes of chooclate, light vanilla, very bitter and astringent burnt coffee, dark fruits in the back add some sweetness.
M-somewhat smooth, a little grainy on the palate, thinner, high carbonation.
D-nothing out of the norm here and little hot for the starndar flavors it provides. pretty average imperial stout and very burnt and bitter flavors fighting against lots of malty sweetness.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black wax dipped bomber. Pouring virtually pitch black and impenetrable by light, the body supports a gorgeous, smooth and spongy head of dark brown foam. Sticky, tattered sheeting coats the glass almost entirely. Itís really a beautiful looking beer. The nose is very hoppy, showing strong citrus and pine tendencies that fight through the huge chocolate and barley roast. Anise makes an appearance, as do stewed raisins and various other dark fruits. A hint of coffee also comes across. Altogether, thereís something that just seems a little off to me....maybe the intense hoppiness clashing with the anise? Flavors too are nice, but not entirely cohesive. Big chocolate and coffee roast compete with resinous pine and bitter citrus rind for top billing. Ultimately, they end up detracting from one another, as a third contingent, one of dark fruits and sharp anise spice, also vies for attention. The palate is full, but it drags a bit as the carbonation is probably a bit too active and the alcoholic heat is a little aggressive. Warming roast really lingers well after the finish. I feel like Iím bashing this beer a bit too much, as it is indeed a really nice brew, but itís just not what I wanted it to be.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with creamy tan head and lace. Roasted malt with a hint of bitter coffee and a woody aroma. Sweet malt flavor and chocolate. Medium/full bodied good beer.
Sparky (2132) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Superdave at Hellbillyís Shootout in Sosco Tasting. Pours oily black with a one finger tan head. The nose is roast, cocoa and coffee. The taste is dark fruits, charred malt and ashy cocoa with more coffee in the finish. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Nice stuff Ė thanks Dave!
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to swalden28. The look is dark, black in color, with red tinges, and a tan head. The smell is malts, caramel, and roast. The taste is roasty, malts, some sweetness, and chocolate.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This poured dark black color with a tan head. Perfect score! The aroma contains some chocolate, coffee, cocoa powder, and espresso. The flavor is rich but balanced all the same with more milk chocolate, malted milk balls, and a hint of coffee. Hot damn, this reminds me of Expedition a little bit. This is from Utah? Iíll be a monkeyís cousin in law! Awesome!
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Squatters outer darkness. 750ml bottle from Doug... Pours a solid dark
close to black pour with a thin soapy tan head... Light smoke, roasted
malt, and chalky cocoa chocaltiness... Sweet roasted malt and
chocolate, touch of smoke. Smooth, chewy body with somewhat of a chalky mouthfeel. excellent.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste thanks to Jeremy
Dark brown, thin tan head. Heavily sweet nose of chocolate, bubblegum, light ethanol, and licorice. Astringently bitter roast flavor, more chocolate with a lightly sweet burnt sugar finish. Unoriginal, a bit thin, and overly hot despite the lack of complexity. Meh.