b33f (23) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured at refrigerator temperature into a crystal tulip.
Aroma: Dark and malty, I think I smelled some cocoa.
Appearance: Very dark black, one fingerís worth of moderately thick head, the color of coffee flavored ice cream. The head dissipates rather quickly.
Taste: Roasty malts, a slight bread flavor, a little earthiness. A bitter aftertaste, sort of like semi-sweet chocolate. At 9.1% the malts do a terrific job of masking the alcohol.
Palate: Very thick and dense. It feels like itís leaving a slight coating in my mouth post-swallow. Pleasant and refreshing.
Other: Bonus points for moderately-high gravity.
ryecatcher (991) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Looks typical for the style, decent head retention. Nose is roast, cocoa, slight smoke. Mouth is a bit watery for the style, medium bitterness with not nearly enough lot of the necessary balancing sweetness. Tastes exactly like it smells. Another average beer from an average brewery.
kdm1984 (806) - Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the 2015 Joplin Pints ín Paws Mac-Fest beerfest. Chocolatey up front; unfortunately then becomes very syrupy in finish and mouthfeel. Heavy and unbalanced. Bad aftertaste. Donít care for impies like this; like boozy pancake syrup with some chocolate. Awkward and not very pleasant.
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice imperial stout. Jet black. Lots of coffee and chocolate. Some syrupy, thick finish.
maekchu (2667) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to Justin. Nose of coffee, chocolate, and strangely, caramel corn. Thin medium-dark brown color. Mild chocolate, thin dark roast malt, and some lactic notes. Medium body. Nice, moderate flavors, and a bit light for an imperial stout.
BuckeyeBoy (3531) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle picked up in Ohio. Pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is chocolate coffee roast malts and some ashtray. Taste is more of the roast malts chocolate coffee and some sweetness on the end.
KyotoLefty (7433) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose of cocoa, milk, wood, brown sugar, some coffee, minerals, and something like caramel corn. Sweet flavor, cola, minerals, chocolate, cream soda. Decent.
Bif (1676) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a nice tan head and good lacing. Aroma of malt, chocolate, dark fruit with a trace of citrus. Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate and bit of vanilla. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Full body, thick and creamy. Nice balance with no real hint of the 9.1% ABV. Enjoyable beer to relax with.
TXBadger (1884) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown almost black like oil with similar viscosity and khaki colored head. Roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a bit of sweetness and roasted character.
EtTuCthulhu (1356) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours an opaque black color with a medium light brown head. The aroma blends roasted malts, milk chocolate, booze and vanilla, and the taste is mildly sweet, mildly boozy, slightly umami, and a touch bitter with a boozy aftertaste reminiscent of light roastiness. The palate fuses an oily texture, medium body, and a soft carbonation with a bite.
nick76 (4312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is semi-sweet with chocolate, coffee, and burnt malt. The appearance is dark brow with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is smooth. Overall a good beer but nothing outstanding or memorable here.