verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is thick black with a foamy brown head. Sweet chocolate and dark fruits are present up front followed by a dry, bitter cocoa finish. Wow, this is really good.
ScoWRee (411) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep dark brown, almost black, with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, a hint of chocolate. Taste of coffee, a touch of bitter chocolate. A nice roasty flavor. Very Pleasent!!
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours like oil. Dark as can be and sporting a nice brown head leaving a nice light brown lace. The aroma is a great blend of coffee and chocolate. The taste is great... It’s a rich blend of chocolate, coffee, malts, oatmeal, and a bit of alcohol. This is overall a beautiful beer.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 97, Imperial Stout, Snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9.7 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Joe Canalís, Lawrenceville, NJ for $6.99
Aroma: liquor, alcohol, licorice, burnt, grains, coffee. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: opaque, black, thick, brown wispy head, silky persistent lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: layered, coffee, espresso, malty, hoppy, bitter, dry, masterly crafted. 10 out of 10.
Palate: sandy, dry, sponge, long dark burnt finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Like an espresso milkshake with dark chocolate shavings. I will go and seek this out again - amazing. It is masterly crafted and an immediate favorite. 20 out of 20.
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So Iím flying off memory here. I canít believe I missed rating this one. I know it was a nice brew. Thick, creamy, definitely chocolatey. I had it several times and enjoyed it every time. Bitter chocolate is the way to go folks.
dambor (397) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with small head. Aroma: tons of cocoa and chocolate. Taste: dark bitter chocolate, cocoa, dark malt. Nice palate of dark chocolate and hops. Smooth and ABV well hidden. Could be more intense in the aroma but overall very good.
m4rest88 (388) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JUL 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer starts off with a malty cereal, caramel/ dark chocolate aroma mixed in with a burnt smell. The head’s initial appearance is lightly fizzy and its color is light brown. The head lacing is mostly diminshing and the body looks like a dark cloud, with a very dark brown hue.
The initial flavor is bitter - kind of tastes like a spoiled chocolate bar because it is so bitter, and the finish flavor is definitely very bitter. The finish duration of the beer is average length.
The body feels medium to full to the palate and oily and syrupy in texture. The carbonation is flat.
This beer is exceptionally thick and after drinking it makes you feel as though you have just finished a very filling meal!!!
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oily black pour with nice tan head. The head dies quickly, but leaves some nice lacing. The aroma is boozy, with some chocolate, dark fruits and burnt malts. The flavor is kind of bizarre. First bitter burnt malt, then a strange cherry/plum fruit flavor, then the chocolate hits making for an excellent bitter finish. The palate is the standout aspect of this beer. Awesome, thick, chewy. Almost like drinking a bowl of oatmeal prepared with an imperial stout instead of water. Interesting, complex, but a little disappointing. The palate alone however makes this beer worth the price of admission.
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 4, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a rich deep brown/black with a lot of dark chocolate on the nose. nice roasted malt charicter with a bitter sweet chocolate finish. really decent
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22ozbomber. Pour is black with a lacy off white head. Aromas of hops, coco, and roasted malt. Flavor is chocolate, malt, and some alcohol with a bitter finish. This one is way too thin to be called a stout. Good but not too impressed. Sounds better than it is.