acearl (421) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap, nitro, black pour, creamy white head. Thick and rich, mild chocolate and enough to get the oats mixed in. Very nice.
mghj (22) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
on nitro dark opaque black, with a finger of light brown head, silky creamy light touch of chocolate and hint of vanilla, very fine carbonation. Flavorful and smooth easy to drink you don’t notice the 8.5ABV.
katrinaez (537) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro tap. You could chug this if you wanted to, it?s that smooth. I wouldn?t recommend it because you should savor every moment. The aroma has deep strong vanilla and brown sugar. The taste is very sweet and black gold. Great beer. Marshmallow and a tiny note of chocolate. Doesn?t seem like a 8.5% at all.
Darkmagus82 (1979) - - AUG 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-3-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a pitch black color with a cascading of brown bubbles billowing up through the brew. A thick head is left sitting atop the beer, fading slowly over time to give a good level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is dark and sweet. The dark notes are of a chocolate, roasted malt and coffee aromas with the sweet being mainly of a milk/lactose aroma. With these smells there are other lighter notes of an earthy nature as well as some light hints of toffee and caramel. Overall the mix of the aromas gives delicious roasty and sweet smell to the beer.
Taste – The taste begins with a strong coffee and chocolate flavor. These are sweeter and creamier up front with notes of caramel and oatmeal. A milk/lactose flavor comes to the tongue while the caramel fades creating a mocha cappuccino like flavor on the tongue. As the taste advances to the end it dries out slightly with more coffee coming to the tongue bittering it a bit. While slightly less sweet, the beer is vary balanced and smooth at the end, leaving an enjoyable dark and creamy taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is creamy and thick with it coating the mouth in a lighter but smooth bath of carbonation. The feel is a fantastic, chewy, and soothing delight with all the wonderful dark and sweet flavors accentuated by the silky feel of the brew.
Overall- A tasty brew with a good feel and the right balance between roast and sweet. A rather easy drinking and tasty imperial.
Tantore (15) - Alabama, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The nose shows some mild cream with maybe a hit of vanilla. The palate has the creaminess I was hoping for but it doesnt deliver the great deep flavor it could. That being said I love the texture and like the rest.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On nitro at the Barrel House for beer week. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate milk, and burnt brownies. Pours pure black with a medium brown head. Taste is delightfully smooth with notes of fudge, cocoa, and roast coffee. Silky smooth mouthfeel and not too sweet or sticky. This is a real crowdpleaser.
sonnycheeba (4197) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap (nitro). Pours deep, dark brown with a pillow of creamy beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla extract, light earthiness, and faint prunes. Flavor is chocolate, light roast, vanilla sweetness, light bitterness, and faint dark fruits; creamy, smooth finish. Medium body and carbonation.
snoworsummer (3147) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft in Erie, PA. Pours very dark brown with a thick, creamy beige head. Tastes like straight chocolate, almond, and light alcohol. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like creamy, nutty, chocolate, with light cherry.
JHeath99 (1413) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Jekyll. Pours a deep dark black work a nice layer of light tan head. Aroma of chocolate and a bit of coffee. Taste of a nice smooth chocolate that lingers before coffee jumps in for the ride.
merc7186 (2526) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Milk Chocolate, Mild Coffee
Appearance: Opaque Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Thick Off White Head
Taste: Creamy Milk Chocolate, Mild Vanilla, Mild Caramel
Mouthfeel: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Drying
jsmerig (1343) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a near black with a fine white nitro head. Aroma of chocolate. Taste is sweet start to finish with butter notes offsetting chocolate at the finish for balance. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth. Very nice beer.
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