WillRunForBeer (949) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at THOB share. Pours black with a coffee brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, a hint of bourbon. Flavor follows nose. Bourbon and chocolate in the finish. Nice.
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What in the hell just happened?! This thing says its an "American Double / Imperial Stout", but it is much more IPA than Stout! No wonder the best if enjoyed by date is only a year away; this thing is loaded with hops! Its probably best defined as a Black IPA. Huge flavors! Fantastic, no matter the category confusion!
GreatDane1632 (668) - USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from notes taken 17 Mar 2014 -- 2014 version, poured into a tulip glass. Very nice beer. I would like to see it aged in some oak, but none-the-less I really like this beer.
djd07 (3982) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel with bitter dark chocolate, oak, booze, and sweet finish. Good.
Homer321 (2219) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to snifter. A ton of complex chocolate, light roast, dark fruit, wowser. Great nose. Minimal brown head that dies into just a thin film with a small ring around the edges. Taste is full of dark, succulent chocolate with some bitterness. Tastes like Dove dark chocolate with a hint of mint. Some hop character comes through as it warms but is definitely a secondary flavor. Some noticeable alcohol warming, that is bordering on being hot. Definitely warming up my ear holes. Overall, very good, but could tone down the booze as a first step.
novice101 (308) - - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the weirdest stout I’ve tasted. Its almost an imperial black IPA, loads of malts and caramel sweetness which then turns into a hop bomb.
jkwood04 (4255) - Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a teku. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, floral hops, and light dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer but not the best of the style.
MHOSKINS (80) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An interesting stout that grows on you sip by sip. A lot going on here rolled into one very good package. Hides the ABV well. Enjoy!
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Blairgus (2831) - California, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
5 apr 2014, bottle. Black with thick frothy head. Surprisingly, nose is big grapefruit hops. Thin/med body and moderately fizzy. Some mild hops at the front but more chocolate and burnt toast crust in the middle. This is overshadowed by a big grapefruit citrus finish. Really good!
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JMickRock (4) - - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like this one, a roasted chocolate and coffee nose, pour is black with brown head. Hints of bitterness on sip, with a nutty, roasted shot. Coffee aftertaste lingers nicely. 9% helps out. Goodnight!