KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a murky pitch black with a large (2-3 finger) rocky light brown head that lasted throughout and had excellent streaky lacing.
The aroma was definitely intense with a strong dark roasted bread malt and a mildly sweet leathery yeast that had notes of dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, and a mild caramel sweetness with just a hint of alcohol.
It tasted fantastic to say the least, it started with a mild sweetness that had hints of caramel and coffee, then progressed into a bitter-sweet coffee flavor with the finish having a strong presence of dark chocolate. The flavor was left lingering for a nice long time after the swallow letting everything meld together and settle in rather nicely on the palate.
Mouthfeel was tremendously full in body and very creamy in texture, yet slightly watery at the end with a moderately soft carbonation.
Overall a superior Imperial Stout that left the flavor lying on the taste buds for a decent duration, allowing a full enjoyment of all the components of this extremely tasty brew.
shrubber85 (8103) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Coffee, light wood ash, cocoa malt, and alcohol aroma. Dark brown with large tan head. Sweet chocolate malt, coffee ground, and moderately bitter herb and ash flavor. Decent body. Good but not very complex.
nathan30533 (726) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. This beer really doesn’t have anything that’s a miss. It’s caramel malt really shines through. It’s tasty and smooth and a great overall ale. Dark pour with a brown/white head. Good lacing. I have had this and the bourbon barrel aged version and truly prefer this one. Enjoy my friends.
AKORN (204) - Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a glass coating black with a thin lacing of head. Roasted and charred malt with chocolate and earthy aromas. Chocolate, roasted malt, nutty, earthy taste. Very good
Lectvay (162) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great extra from jsquire. This is a dark liquid, quite an aroma of intense coffee and dark chocolate. A little sweet, with a serious bite of bitter roastiness. Some alcohol burn. Very nice imperial stout.
conway (1690) - - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Jet black and oily with a thin khaki head. Aroma and taste are roasty, chocolate and a bit of dark fruit. Thick oily mouthfeel. Prett good.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"via trade with Cory. 2010 batch. lots of roasty toasty aroma and flavor. a little chocolate, licorice, coffee, and a present but slight hoppiness. pretty smooth at 9.7% though more tingly than the Fat Dog. overall, a nice beer, but not one that blew me away as i was hoping it would."
jbrana (510) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet with some nice brown sugar and slight coffee notes. I can see why people like this one so much.
cmonster (992) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged bottle served in a snifter at cellar temp. Pours oil black with a short brown head. Short retention and minimal lace. Nose has a sweetness too it, not berry, but toasted caramel, licorice, with wet hay and grass. The flavor is quite bitter and roasty, minimally sweet. Turns quite bitter, roasted and dry. Full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture and a very long finish.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick and black with a crimson blush you can see if you hold it to the direct light. Fat head of creamy chocolate colored foam that falls slowly and leaves sticky clinging lace. Noe is cherry and chocolate. The sweetness of the chocolate covered cherry. Roasted malt with a bit of cold bitterness. Sweet underpinnings form malt. A hint of char. Taste is smooth creamy and milky. A bit of french roast coffee and not as much chocolate come over the palate slow and sultry with plenty of full malt softness behind it. A touch of the roast and the bitter. A hop bitter too. Finishes dry and with a bit of crispness that seems to be in defiance of all the milky creaminess. I love this. it’s bitter from both roast and a bit from hops and finishes to accent the light touch soft sweetness and sweet chocolate . Some heat from alcohol resonates and a touch of grass comes up for a brief flash .
xblanchard29x (26) - Alabama, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy and bold flavor. Great beer.?********************************************