fitwitchik (369) - USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bomber into a snifter a chocolate brown with a thin brown head
Aroma is funky almost artificial. Reminds me of Christmas ales.
Taste is decent. Dark chocolate coffee & a sweetness that isn’t quite superb. Think I am getting cinnamon with this beverage & that pretty much kills it for me. Carbonation is slightly more than one would appreciate in a true stout.
Overall this an acceptable stout but its all over the place with intention. The base is good but there was a weirdness of flavor here that told me to go no further than half of the bomber.
Vinylholic (13) - Uniontown, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep brown color with a dark tan head. Aroma of solid chocolate and coffee with a very faint hint of sweetness. Taste is initially sweet with a bitter finish. Full body goes down smoothly. An excellent beer, good for winter evenings.
koleminer20 (788) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle at Sergio's. The pour is a darker brown/light black with a light tan head and no lace to be found. The aroma is all roasty malt and light chocolate. There is a little bit of cracker notes present and I'm just not picking up anything else. It's pretty plain. The flavor is somewhat similar. Heavy roast and bready malts with a lingeringly bitter cocoa type of aftertaste. The mouth feel is pretty thin with a lingeringly bitter roasty aftertaste. Not bad. Not great, but I'd have it again
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LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Dark brown with a head that shrinks to nothing.
Aroma: Cola, dark roasted malt, anise, caramelized dark fruit.
Taste: Dark roasted malt, black coffee, dark chocolate, ripe dark fruit. Spicy hops.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Average carbonation.
Overall: Absolutely nothing wrong with this beer, a perfect example of an Imperial Stout.
JonnyMadison (57) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured out black with almost no head. Every aspect mentioned in the brewer’s description is precisely what you get -- velvety chocolate malt, but not too sweet with some bitterness, roasted but absolutely smooth. Left you feeling warm and satisfied as a stand alone, dessert-like experience. Loved it! Only low score is aroma, which was mild compared to rich flavor.
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark cola brown with a thin tan head. Roast and cocoa. Warm roast, a touch ashy, cocoa and chocolate. Lingering roast and a touch of chocolate.
Frank (3102) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2014 Sorry Upland, this beer smells like cabbage. It is okay otherwise, not too sweet with a reasonably creamy texture. I could say a bit more but, honestly, the whole story of this beer is the gross autolyzed yeast and cabbage nose so, you know, maybe it’s good w/o these two elements but I really have no way of knowing.
4theluvofbeer (109) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark roasted aroma. Chocolate and coffee with a bitter finish. Not one of my favorite imperial stouts.
dlbeer (846) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark pour with a little tan head. Smells of chocolate and slight coffee. Tastes of the same with a slight sweetness and slight alcohol burn.
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musinj6 (423) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a black with small head and small lacing. Aroma of dark bitter chocolate roasted malt hint of vanilla and caramel. Boozy. Moderate hope bitterness. Full bodied chewy and a bit oily. Medium bitter finish with vodka like boozy tones. Wanted to like this better . May be good with age.
CpyNPrnT (432) - Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of chocolate, taste is hoppy, chocolate, slightly bitter, smooth finish.