Hammy78 (841) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had at the brewpub. Pours a midnight, motor oil black with a dark tan head that is almost gone right away. Loads of sugary lace spots that don’t cling together. Nose is sweet, but there is a ton of citrus hops (maybe a certain New Zealand style hop) in there. Malts, but not that roasted. Tastes like sugary toffee, with a bitterness that is really nice. Chocolate, a touch of coffee. Booze. Just awesome. They need to bottle this.
MajorBuzz (10) - Munster, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black, large creamy bubbly tan head. Chocolate, sweet and coffee malt and earthy pine aroma. Creamy mouthfeel. Dark chocolate, licorice and sweet cream with notes of fruity pine. Excellent.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Three Floyds. A beer named as such caught my need for a great stout and did I get it? Even better. It was like a hop bomb and a Imperial stout had a beautiful perfect proportionate baby. This beer was pitch black with a tan head. Smells of all things stout and DIPA at the same time. Hops and chocolate/roasted coffee. I was surprised by the body. Considering how it looked and smelled you would think it would be almost cloyingly thick and coating but instead it was pleasant. A wonderful mouthfeel. Amazing.
andyhwcinc (1618) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 Enjoyed on tap @ 3 Floyd’s with friends. Appearance is pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma has a rich hop profile with huge chocolate and coffee notes, smells decadent. Taste is phenomenal. Awesome stuff.
Patrickctenchi (4604) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours coffee-black with a quick, thin tan head.
Pine, chocolate, grapefruit, anise aroma.
Taste is grapefruit, caramel and chocolate malt, licorice, cream, vanilla....
Black IPA/Stout.....I really loved this blending....
It meshes two of my favourite styles brilliantly....
Beautiful flavor and feel....OUTSTANDING.
koleminer20 (933) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes. Enjoyed at Sergio’s World Beer in Louisville, KY on 26 December. Someone produced this baby out of the trunk of a car in passing. This has a black pour work beautiful tan head and awesome lace. Aroma is very hoppy up front. Good malts and chocolate under green leafy hops. Flavor is incredible. Very hoppy and dry with a wonderful chocolatey malty lingering flavor. The mouth feel is great. Perfectly carbonated for velvety coating lingering flavors. Chocolatey, leafy and hoppy. Great
madelfonatree (43) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Look - Jet black. Not as thick on head but was not agressive with pour. Tan head color. Lacing is not retained.
Smell - Black IPA mixed with stout. Hoppy. Orange. Grapefruit. Dank. Chocolate. Coffee. Alcohol. Very complex and perfect.
Taste - Alcohol, pine, and bitter up front. Chocolate and caramel finish.
Feel - Not too creamy, not too watery. Carbonation does not explode.
Overall - I am glad I picked up a bottle of this after having it as my last beer at Dark Lord Day 2015. I am much more coherent this time around. It is a great stout!
AWISLguy (1658) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber on Christmas Night from Harry, in our week of mourning. Quite similar to Alpha Klaus, but without the sweetness. Terrific grassy aroma. Hops in the mouthfeel. This was great!
Marheb (2900) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
L’équilibre entre le chocolat, le côté anisé et la résine verdoyante est unique en son genre, j’ai peine à la comparer. Elle n’est pas excessivement onctueuse ni très sucrée mais furieusement buvable.
Thechasm442 (392) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excited to try this one, love the Simpsons quote. Anyway, a bomber poured into a pint glass. The beer is an solid black with a thick, tan head that lingers a long time and leaves a ton of lacing. Aroma is rich chocolate, coffee, and cocoa. There is a hint of fruity, piney hops as well. Flavor is very intense and extreme up front. Roasted cocoa and coffee are met with a kind of tropical fruity flavor. It sounds odd but works very well together. There is a ton of roasted barley in this beer as well. It somewhat coats the mouth and leaves a sweet, but not cloying taste. The alcohol is well hidden. This is an awesome beer, and different from most imperial stout’s I have had.