jzzbassman (1530) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Sparky. Pours a deep opaque black with a very small tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and smoke. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, earthy hops, and a bit of molasses.
markwise (5011) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours imperial stout dark brown/ black with a tan head. Nose is chocolate, spices, earth, licorice, and booze. Flavor is roast, chocolate, spices, earth, licorice, and booze. Medium-bodied and distinct licorice in the finish.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml, gold foiled bottle courtesy of bobbypaulson and arminjewell. thanks mike and armin! interesting that i landed two bottles of this stuff in a week, haha. pours a silky, slightly oily, opaque black with smooth, one-finger, mocha head leaving slick rings of lace. aroma is wonderful and reminds me of a southern chocolate shop with notes of dark cacao, milk chocolate, and cocoa powder backed by molasses, pralines, and whoppers candy with subtle notes of campfire smoke, coffee & cream, and vanilla cake with a touch of roast and earthy hops. flavor is fantastic as well with a more pronounced roasted coffee and charred malt presence layered atop smooth dark chocolate, molasses, and rich dark fruit notes with hints of creamy vanilla pudding, butterscotch, and burnt brownies with dry, herbal, earthy notes on the back end. palate is full bodied, rich and smooth with perfect carbonation, and a long, lingering, warming finish of dark chocolate and roast. overall, and outstanding imperial stout.
RZahler (47) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
outstanding, recommended, good value, alcoholic, thick, bitter, umami/savory, caramel, molasses, piney, buttery, dark, mahogany, headless, tan head, leaves mouth feeling tingling and wanting more.
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… Murky dark brown ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. The aroma supplies charcoal, fudge, tobacco, ethanol and molasses. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is a smooth, bittersweet medley of espresso, fudge and charcoal. Finishes burnt, caramelized and warming.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Lunch for this, I think. Served in a SAVOR snifter.
Pours a color that is nearly black with a half-finger tan head that leaves some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries chocolate and plenty of roast along with a bit of bourbon and oak. The flavor is mostly roasted malt and bourbon along with a bit of oak. Mild vanilla as it warms. The body is medium with light carbonation. A nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-13-2011
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with swirls atop.
Aroma: Vinous notes, roast, alcohol and ashes.
Taste: Burnt ashy like roast, dark fruit, dark chocolate. Has a nice hoppy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: A pretty well rounded Imperial Stout. I enjoyed it.
Pailhead (6142) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of milk chocolate, caramel, espresso, and a touch of roast. It pours dark brown with some orange highlights on the outside edges of the glass. It has a two finger beige head with decent retention that leaves some nice sheets of lacing left behind. The flavor starts with dark chocolate and roast. The finish has notes of espresso and vanilla. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a dissipating tan head. Smells of roasted malt, coffee, peppery, molasses. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasty, bitter, ashy, spicy with a bitter finish.
JaBier (6101) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Black pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roast, dark fruit and smoke. Chocolate malt flavor with dark fruit and a roasty finish.