KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour was a non transparent very dark brown almost black with an average sized (1-2 finger) thick creamy head and had decent retention which diminished down to a spotty residue. This allowed for some excellent sheets of lacing that coated the glass rather nicely.
The aroma was of a burnt chocolate malt and the moderate odor of a leathery yeast with notes of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and molasses and a decent scent of alcohol towards the end.
The taste was very malty and bold with a nice note of chocolate and a hint of molasses in the beginning and finished with a nice bitter coffee flavor that had a mild alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor lingered for a real long time which allowed the bold alcohol coffee flavor to settle nicely on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was quite full in body with the texture being nice and creamy, and yet a little dry with the carbonation being a tad on the mild side.
Overall an exceptional Imperial Stout that had an explosion of flavor and a nice dose of alcohol that worked very well together.
bnokk (45) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
APPEARANCE - classic stout w nice head.
NOSE - roasty when it warms. Very slight sweetness to it.
FLAVOR – deep and roasted with slight bitterness.
NOTES - overall good beer. MUCH different out of the cooler & when it warms up – it’s a much more probouned than many other stouts.
miquelcrush (1474) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cervesa amb aroma i gust a xocolata, però en gust també es troba gust a galeta i a caramel, l’alcohol és molt sutil.
Cerveza con aroma y sabor a chocolate, pero en sabor también se encuentra sabor a galleta y a caramelo, el alcohol es muy sutil.
stef73 (245) - - NOV 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
acheter lors d un voyage a nyc une stout classique avec une bonne torrification un cote chocolater et une amertune que je trouve assez presente en fin de bouche c est bien équilibre
NikkTwist (1708) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bierstube in Philly. Opaque brown pour with minimal head - from what started as a nearly frozen bottle. Warmed up to a nice complex dark caramel brew. Medium-thick. Liquorice. Chocolate Twizlers. Ripe figs. Brown bananas. Carob. Raisins. Nice cloudy dark full brew with notes of red brown stone fruit. Works for me.
scotchzombie (359) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a short tan head that fades fast to a thick rim and partial coating. Some wet lacing. Aroma is cocoa malt and oatmeal. Thick and viscous mouthfeel. Taste is cocoa/baked chocolate and oatmeal. Sweetness balanced by a backing mild bitterness and lingers a bit. Aftertaste is roasted malt and oatmeal - and a hint of bitterness. Alcohol pretty well-disguised.
gam (3316) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tan head dark pour aromas grain chocolate cocoa liquorice the flavours cocoa chocolate rich tasting oatmeal medium bitter roast coffee bean liquorice not a lot of depth but good to drink the finish best tastes malts lasting bitter sweetness not bad
ThreeCats (592) - ISRAEL - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a decent off-while to tan head. Aroma roasty and chocolaty, dark fruit, ash, coffee, bitter chocolate again. Taste full and roasty, butter chocolate, not very sweet, quite smooth. Roast and espresso finish, with warming alcohol in stomach. Nice.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 batch from Cory in OH. outside of the aroma, this was a super nice beer. the aroma was flat and boring, but the beer was SUPER smooth. the flavor of roasted oats and coffee would make this a good breakfast beer, with a nice semi-sweet finish. "
wchesser (1221) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extra from trade. Deep black with foamy head and light lacing, some brown translucent edges. Nose of dark malts, some coffee and chocolate. Medium to full body, hefty for an oatmeal stout. Really rich dark chocolate finish with light sweetness. Really well done.
katrinaez (91) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfectly balanced. Lightly chocolate. Finishing bitter coffee. Heavy yet perfect. Have two!