cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
black color, aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, same flavors, lots of pomegranate, milk chocolate, good brew
Beerman6686 (4676) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a jet black with a tan head. Aroma was fudge, ash, light smoke, and mild coffee. Flavor was mild old coffee and vanilla, fudge and a bit of a harsh ashy finish.
Weezel (213) - Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of malted milk and licorice. Taste is bitter chocolate and raisins. Not much coffee but a silky smooth mouthfeel with a nice finish.
artmcd8 (1780) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Pours a deep blackish brown with a brown head. Aroma of cocoa powder, smokey bacon, ash. Taste is slightly acrid, ashy, sweet up front with a bitter finish. Pretty similar to expedition. Good stuff but harsher than I usually like.
Pailhead (5062) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of umich03jm
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy chocolate/cocoa nibs, light vanilla, and espresso. It pours pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small tan head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate/cocoa nibs, light molasses, and a touch of dark fruits. He finish has moderate-heavy roasted coffee, burnt notes, light anise, and a touch of smoke. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat oily mouthfeel. Overall, it’s solid, but a little too burnt.
umich03jm (2169) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to urielxvi. Shared at gathering. Dark black pour with a small head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is a nice mix of dark roasted coffee and cocoa. Tastes like chocolate syrup, dark roasted coffee, and light ash. Medium body with a nice creaminess. Pretty nice stuff.
tmongoose (1389) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared. Poured deep dark brown to slmost black. Mocha colored head. Nice lacing on the glass, aroma is deep roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is amazing strong roasted malts cocia nibs predominate and coffee in the end. You do get done alcohol burn on the back end. Very good.
Homer321 (2123) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottleshare thanks to Beechner224. Nose is full of chocolate with a light coffee, almost vegetal. Taste is bitter chocolate. Like bakers chocolate. A light Hershey flavor. Pretty good.
beechner224 (761) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 Bottle. Pours black tan head. Aroma of burnt coffee, acidity. Taste is sharp, bitter, lip puckering. Strong imperial stout, very bitter and acidic.
tectactoe (2299) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Oily black, thick looking pour. Head forms for only a small second, immediately reducing to a thin collar, light-tan in color. Aroma of oily, dark roasted coffee beans, faint green pepper spiciness, roasted malts, a small hint of vanilla, with just a touch of sweetness towards the back-end. Heavy coffee bean flavor; very roasted, almost charred. Touch of burnt brown sugar, highly roasted malt, bitter dark cocoa, a strong earthy & ashy hop presence. Pretty noticeable alcohol middle to end. A little black licorice in the aftertaste with bitter, unsweet cocoa dust & overloaded roast lingering. Silky, lightly creamy body.
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Team Florida. Pours a very dark brown with beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong roast, cocoa, dark chocolate, wood. Medium mouthfeel with nice roast, chocolate, wood, light dry finish. Very good.