Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2009 #500, WOO HOO, courtesy of my mom and brother who stood in line for 3 hours to get this for me, Thanks Mom and Todd. Dark pour of course, dark chocolate head. Hoppy aroma, not like the rest I had. Some sweetness with a nice hop presence, another winner.
tdoyledesign (100) - 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 (1608) - 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 (600) - 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 (356) - - 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 (11131) - 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 (349) - 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.
Lukaduke (1464) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 vintage thanks to Nate ! Pours a deep dark thick black color with a finger of medium khaki foam. The nose is upfront chocolate brownie batter but opens into a more dark fruit and deep dark flavors of roast, coffee and sugar. The palate follows with a nice chewy chocolate backdrop that has heightened complexity of dark vinous fruit, raisin and coffee adding layers to the thick rich sweet body of this stout ! Pretty Tasty.
allesmetkaas (166) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, tan head. Coffe, chocolate, slight smokey? Siropy chocolate, sweeter than expected alcohol in finish
fitwitchik (96) - USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 2011 bomber autographed from the artist into a snifter a pitch black motor oil with a nice tan head that when swirled gets impressive.
The aroma is of thick figgy cocoa & light hops. Smells sweet & so flavorful.
Taste of syrupy dark fruits, chocolate caramel in boozy love. Thick on the palate & exceptionally smooth. This is my second time I have had a 2011. As an avid DL fan this is the closest to perfection one can get.
UkrainPubCrawler (24) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The aroma of this beer is amazing and you can feel the darkness setting in. This is a delicious sipping beer and the flavors, although strong and distinct are all amazingly balanced and finishes with a delicious blend of malt and hop notes.