jtclockwork (9077) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by John. Pours darkest brown/black with tan head. Nose and taste of burnt and roasted chocolate malt, black licorice, burnt coffee and dry cocoa. Medium body. Finishes slightly dry and burnt malt/licorice. ABV well hidden.
jcwattsrugger (11286) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap-rich lt brown-black. A-roasty/sweet/molasses/anise-dk malt. T-chocolate/roasty/sweet/molasses/anise-dk malt, 2nd earthy hop bite.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the latest batch that actually comes in at 9.8%. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, some dark fruit, spicy. Tastes bitter and chocolatey with a nice compliment of licorice and a sweet finish.
beerfest5 (1172) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black oily pour from the tap into a pint glass. Tan head that lasted only a little while. Roasted malt, nutty, spicy aroma. Taste is fairly normal for an imperial stout with some chocolate and phenolic characteristics. Alcohol is evident all the way through. Peppery finish.