SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís funny that pirates were always going around searching for treasure, and they never realized that the real treasure was the fond memories they were creating.
PhillyCraft (2583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap with Barry and Andy at Monks after the NY shoobie crowd died down a bit. Seriously, younger sucked this year, stay in your own concrete jungle, Philly is ours. Pours pitch black with small beige head and lacing, palate and mouthfeel were super sticky and rich. Notes of heavy molasses, dark chocolate, light peat, roast, raisin, vanilla, toffee, and licorice. Medium to fuller bodied with an almost jizz stain stickyness to it. At 26 percent this might be the scariest beer of all time. Tasted like a 10 to 11 percent stout at most, i only had a glass, but if you indulged in multiples, its almost guaranteed that some innocents are getting deaded on your drive home. Cheers
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Monkís Monday Madness, sampled side-by-side with the Single Black version. Completely opaque, thick, syrupy, with a medium-sized brown head. Aroma is slightly of Wheaties cereal, but as it warms, gives off huge fudge, chocolate, and oak. The flavor is like liquified fudge; massive chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla, surprisingly smooth, with a little bitter cocoa character. Full-bodied, smooth, creamy, sticky; a little booze is evident, but nowhere near 26%. Top-notch. A really, really good beer, that I could (for better or worse) drink quite a bit of. 
NikkTwist (1247) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Monks Cafe. Opaque brown pour that started with a dark brown head that disappeared entirely after 5 minutes. Extremely rich dark stout. Burnt coffee grounds. Very bittersweet chocolate. Molasses. Raisins. Prunes. Dates. Medicinal. Turpentine. Charcoal. Strong bourbon notes. Pitch black caramel cherry cordial. Probably as an intensely dark a stout as I have had while still having a wonderful creaminess. 26% ABV is too large to hide but still finishes comparatively smooth. Spectacular!!!
Gription79 (2005) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle, huge thanks to Doug. Wow, this beer is amazing. A big rich chocolate, coffee, slight sour, sticky, oil slick, caramel, raisin, leather, slight metallic. It is noted,this is not for pregnant women. The alcohol is warming, a full mouth feel. I think this may have stained my glass. Thanks Doug.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Boozy, rich malt aroma with darker malts and toffee. Big booze and toffee flavor with rich malt. Medium-plus bodied. Booze and toffee lingers with rich malt and fruitiness.
dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared this 2010 bottle with some friends at Kulminator. The pour literally looks like oil out of a bottle and has a very filthy dirty head. Thick as hell. The nose is black licorice, chocolate, oatmeal, booze and light vanilla. The taste is super sweet with a big bitter end. Wicked alcohol burn. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy but has some bite from the alcohol burn. The body is so heavy itís cumbersome and the finish is huge. Amazing beer.
radagast83 (3752) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2013 Draft at Churchkey in DC. Didnít know what I was getting in with this particular beer. Poured a deep black color with a small tan head. Aroma was some dark fruits (cherries, plum and date perhaps), really strong caramel reduction notes. Flavor was a little off-putting at first, but as it warmed, was some boozy dark fruits, caramel notes. Alcohol is there, but reminds me more of a well-masked 10% brew than one thatís 26%.
Iphonephan (2220) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Churchkey in DC. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma if slightly burnt caramel. Overwhelming boozy flavor with notes of dark cherries, caramel, and coffee. Strong stuff.
Loineshawn (3007) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at church key. Comes across as far less than 26 percent. Booze not too noticeable. Pretty easy drink in. Notez of grainy Belgian chocolate. Earthy. Sweet booze kissed chocolate. Okay. Not my favorite.