jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave and others at his engagement party 3/8/2014. Congrats Dave!
Appearance: Pours dark brown black.
Aroma: Aroma of chocolate.
Taste: A ton of chocolate, faint roast,s weet.
Palate:Medium heavy body.
Summary: A very chocolate forward imperial stout.
AdamJackson (2014) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black and chocolates
Cedar chocolate nose
Tannic, blackberry cedar and oak. Big chocolate Burst. Bitter English hop finish
pineypower (2378) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dmac. Pours out almost black with a small off tan head. aroma is of some sweet chocolate, vanilla, light dried fruits, chocolate pudding, and some mild coffee notes. Taste is some roast, sweet chocolate, mild vanilla bean notes, bitter coffee, creamy mouthfeel with a slightly lingering boozy note on the finish. Solid.
Smurf2055 (1255) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours black, two finger tan head
Smell coco, centipede (bug like, an odd flavor)
Taste sweet yet bitter coco, earth after taste
Poor beer. Do not recommend
dmac (3701) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bobmer from bmoosey, thanks Bruce. Poured a deep black body with an average sized foamy beige. Aroma of dark chcolate and dark fruits, soy, cola and vanilla extract, burnt toast. Fuller body with softer carbonation and a lingering aftertaste along with a well hidden ABV. Flavor of loads of roastiness, slight touch of oxidation, vanilla extract, cola, charcoal. Not bad.
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via swap. Pours redish black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, chocolate, plum, and an astringency. Fairly thin body for an impy. Roasted malts, light chocolate, dark fruit, and a linger bitterness. Strange astringent flavor that somewhat throws it off. Some berry notes linger. Decent but was expecting more.
Drake (7850) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from queenholly opened Christmas evening. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized dark brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of roast, leather, chocolate, mild notes of dark cherries. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, mild cherries, currants, tobacco. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, slight heat, low carbonation, good balance. Nice beer.
superspak (2130) - Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled in 10/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, raisin, toast, light char, toffee, fudge, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and cocoa nib notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, toast, toffee, fudge, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, toast, toffee, fudge, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and cocoa nib flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial stout. All around good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and cocoa nib flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
DWestrick (412) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Stellar imperial stout. Strong with rich flavors of chocolate and coffee. Pretty sweet tasting. A lovely beer to drink in the winter
nuplastikk (4093) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. $6.50 at Jenifer Street market. Opaque black body. Not much of a head, some oily beige residue after a minute. Massive cocoa tones, coupled with a dry, coffee-like bitterness. A pretty solid Imperial Stout, a touch thin somehow, which keeps it nice and drinkable, but separates it from some of its massive full bodied counterparts. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla bean, caramel, toffee. Very