TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Barley House in Algonquin well this is how it went down I went to Binny’s in Algonquin today today pick up a 4 pack of Tyranena Dirty Old Man that they had put aside for me well when I walked in there was an old friend there and it was Travis formely of Sams wine and spirits now owend by Binney’s who is now working for Winbdy city Distibution we talked for a while when the beer guy at binnys said that the barlry house had darkness on tap still so you know what did B-line straight to the house the snifter goblett came black with a nice size tan head and a meduim body everything is mediuim in body compared to the lord aromas were of hops roasted malts,chocolates and vanilla taste of the same with a long lasting finish’ very fresh I think that this one could do with a little cellering time to let the hops mellow out they did take to the forefront. this one has hard time cracking my top ten of RIS and it won’t’ it is still very easy drinking and tasty but its just not in my top ten
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 vintage. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, dark fruits, hint of liquorice. Syrupy, oily mouthfeel, sweet and fruity on the palate. Taste is chocolate, dates, plums, bourbon, hint of leather. Nice!
MrFecesious (656) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share taster. Whoa. Pretty dark LOL blood red edges. Aroma of licorice, raisin, chocolate. Taste is a great blend of sweet and bitter. Perfect carbonation.
Juelze (1129) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to my brother for sharing this. Pours an inky Black with medium mocha head. Aroma is of semi sweet chocolate, light alcohol, a bit of raisin and light hop notes. Taste is...
radagast83 (3752) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle - "Hell Demon." Well, I finally had it. It took forever, but one of my co-workers brought it into town from back in MN where he’s currently living, so thank you very much sir! Poured a dark black color, not as much viscosity as I expected. Cola edges on the glass. Carbonation is alright - tan head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is nice dark chocolates, some light coffee notes - toffee, dark, dried fruits. Flavor had notes of cherry pits, toffee, dark chocolates. Medium mouthfeel. Despite it being 9.whatever percent, the beer is actually quite drinkable and doesn’t feel loaded with residual sugars or booze. Very enjoyable, well made.
tdoyledesign (103) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aged botte from ’10. Pours as dark as night with a medium brown head about a finger’s thick. Smells of a huge amount of malt with some coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of caramel or something toasted. Taste is bold, and FULL of flavor. Coffee, dark chocolate, finished with a smokey malt flavor. Palate just dances with all kinds of flavors. The palate changes in intensity as it warms. Truly one of the best!
RichTheVillan (1628) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (2011 version) from international trade; dark brown pour with luxurious tan head, roasted coffee aroma, taste has vanilla, chocolate, some dark fruits, leather a hint of smokiness, coffee and a bitter finish, very impressive stuff.
charule (602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle picked up at Darkness Day 2013. Poured black with impressively retentive mocha tan head. Aroma includes slight cinnamon spice choc. Very smooth and thick. Light bitter sweetness taste thats perfectly balanced. I can see why its loved.
BeerKurve (358) - - NOV 25, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch black with a foamy Khaki colored brown head, no carbonation and great lacing. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, cherry, roasted malts & barley and some smoke. Flavor is chocolate nibs, cherries, vanilla, smoke, roasted malts and cocoa. Body is pretty light and has almost no carbonation; Very creamy and smooth. One of the best Imperial Stouts I have ever had!
TBone (11281) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color, small brown head. Coffee and wood in the nose. Medium to full-bodied. Liquerish, roasted, quite sweet. Lingering espresso and alcohol in the finish. My number one in the list "want to rate" -beer was a slight dissapointment.
rdixon77 (358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Catching up on old rating. 12 werewolf. Thanks to joe for sharing. Super big and surprisingly hoppy RIS. Darkness in the pour for sure. Aroma was lots of chocolate and burnt sugar. The taste had a smokiness that complemented the big amount of sweetness. I was surprised at of much hop bitterness I could taste. Coffee and raisins on the end. Pretty heavy and lightly carbonated. Tasty tasty stuff.