VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big spicy, liquory sweet smell, along with roastiness, which follows through with the same notes in the taste. A little too spicy, actually, as there’s an immediate attack on the roof of my mouth and a bitter aftertaste. A hardy, heavy brew, but I prefer my stouts to be a little more smooth.
jeremyh70 (352) - Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured lighter than expected, a walnut brown with a decent khaki head and good lacing. Hop aroma is very present on nose with chocolate and some coffee also. Taste of sweet chocolate first then some roast and coffee, like a chocolate covered coffee bean. Finishes with a good amount of hop bitterness that helps balance the sweetness and a little bit of char. Also some warming from the alcohol. Medium bodied with moderate mouthfeel and carbonation. Nice hoppy and sweet stout.
jd543 (121) - SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big aroma of burnt wood and chocolate. Black with a light brown/beige head. Creamy texture with a light fizz. Strong chocolatey and coffee flavour, with a hoppy afterkick.
beerbaaron (380) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black. Medium to large, rich beige head. Drippy lace. Aroma is very smooth: milk chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, little caramel, creamy sweetness. Medium to full body, but not heavy or chewy. Creamy. Big hop finish, Very nicely balanced. Flavor has coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, hops...much like the aroma, only not quite as sweet. Very enjoyable.
Oscbert (888) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
~Strong roast character with burnt wood and tar in aroma with equally strong piney resinous hop character.
~Pours pitch black with disappearing creamy brown head.
~Strong burnt roasty character in flavor with piney, woody resinous hops.
~medium full bodied, with medium CO2, lasting bitter burnt dry finish.
~I like this beer, but probaby won’t buy again. I prefer imperial stouts that have a dark fruity character or other sweet characteristics like caramel opposed to a strong charred character.
Nekronos (3183) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely good. NOt so thick but with the necessary character. NIce alcoholic taste and not tiring.
b3shine (2249) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to snifter. Looks good; black with ample foamy beige head that dissipates slowly. Smells and tastes sweet and malty with roast and bitter hop notes. Good on the palate. Good beer.
phikus01 (85) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice chocolate roast aroma, chocolate, mocha and currant flavors. Nice and malty alcohol well hidden
kirk36 (69) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dry stout. Astringent, bitter stout. Adult alcohol forward stout. Some pine in there. Dark brown or burnt sienna with caramel color head. I prefer more coffee, this does not have it. It meets the style, maybe too perfectly. Possibly the perfect "stout" for style comparison.
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BadAprilia1000 (156) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice black pour with a foamy tan head. Smells of earthy, pine hops, and subtle chocolate notes. If I had to put this into a category it would be Stout IPA, if you could conceive such a thing, The amount of hops in this is impressive and gives a complex taste. Huge bitter pine notes followed by earthy chocolate, then finishing with a bitter espresso. Great beer. I like what they have done with this one.