daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Holy shit. Thank you TheAlum. Bottle 260. Black color, reddish brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate coffee creamer, maple syrup, roast, dark chocolate. Sweet and toasty, roasted marshmallow, toffee, bitter chocolate, maple syrup, rich espresso. Amazing. Stunning.
arminjewell (4160) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, thick black pour with creamy tan head, aroma brought notes of huge maple syrup, lots of coffee, roast, hints of chocolate, toffee, nice dark fruits, this is awesome. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, lots of sweet maple, dark coffee, espresso, roast, nice earth, finishing fairly sweet, slightly roasted, bitter.
brystmar (455) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Mac! Beautiful pour: black body, deep brown head retains lace stubbornly. Incredible depth & intensity in this coffee aroma that rivals the very best brews I've ever smelled.
Decadent, roasty malt & coffee on the palate. Boozy character integrates perfectly, soothing my throat as I swallow. Goddamn incredible. And the mouthfeel is even more impressive: silky body is about as viscous as it gets, yet retains some carbonation. Coats my entire mouth with each sip. Only the Peg's stouts can compete on mouthfeel. Jesus this is good.
Phenomenal! Only a handful of stouts ever approach this level of refinement. One of the absolute best I've ever consumed.
Damico (1917) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, this beer is incredible. Pours dark and thick, black in color with a thick viscosity. The aroma brings coffee and sweet maple blended so well with just the smallest hint of booze. There is so much maple in the aroma, and then the flavor, it is so delicious! Just add pancakes as advertised is so accurate! The body is so thick with big flavors of vanilla, then maple, caramel, toffee, and then a bit of coffee that settle well on the tongue.
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by TheAlum at DLD 2013- thanks again, Adam! Pours a deep, mostly opaque brown with a dark tan head. Holy cow, this thing smells like breakfast. Maple syrup, coffee, brown sugar, caramel, chocolate- I want to pour this on my pancakes. The flavor has a lot of coffee and some dark chocolate bitterness, and I think some earthy hops actually come through. Full-bodied, with a rich, roasty, sweet mouthfeel. So unique and tasty. Really close with the Assassin. These are world class imperial stouts in every way, and not for the faint of heart.
crossovert (4563) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A viscous and downright syrupy stout, good for breakfast and good in smaller doses.
Steasy66 (540) - Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small pour from bottle, thanks Dan. Oily black with no head. Aromas of maple, pancake batter, hint of roast. Very thick, strong coffee, batter, sweet. Nice beer, great aroma, oily and thick but a bit overcarbed.
ryanfolty (1457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
April 20, 2013 - bottle shared by Brandon. Black pour with tan head that faded quickly. Foamed up nicely with a slight twirl and stained the glass. Aroma was sugary sweetness, slight alcohol and a nice roast / smoke. Taste was consistent with aroma. Medium to full bodied and smooth. And I would be remiss to not mention the bottle number, yep bottle number 69.
Bacterial (416) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2013 Draft at TG on Assassin release day. Coffee, chocolate and a hint of maple in the nose. Super dark black pour. Great mouthfeel - I can’t think of a better way to start off your day!
Edit 5/17/13 - had another taste of this with Armin and Caleb. Warmer than when I had it at the brewery, much bigger maple and coffee tones - yum!!
coharahawk (164) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at TG Assassin Day 2013. Pours pitch black with frothy dark tan head. Aroma reminds me of Starbucks caramel instant coffee, but some maple syrup as well. Mouthfeel is super thick and syrupy. Flavor is very sweet and heavy with maple syrup, but balanced well by the bitterness of the coffee. Alone, the coffee or maple flavors would be overwhelming, but they seem to balance well. Finishes with some alcohol burn. Fantastic beer. but you certainly have to be in the mood for something super sweet.