UDBeernut (1855) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle in a trade with homer. pours motor oil black, 1/2 " sliky khaki head. nose full of cocoa, vanilla.taste begins the same, cinnamon is half sip.,finish has peppers and light pepper heat. full creamy body that slides off the tongue. mikd heat lingers. this beer is totally awesome. permanent want status.
bigda83 (284) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle. I know itís not supposed to be aged, but thatís the best I could score in a trade. Despite being a year old this was still superb. Pours a deep black, small head, light lacing. Aroma of chocolate, pepper, and vanilla. Taste was chocolate, light cinnamon, and peppers hit in the back of the throat. Body was full and oily with a deep lightly hot finish to it. Iíd love to try a fresh one from this year to compare.
gnomungus (84) - - JUN 16, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This tastes like good frosting, chocolate and peppers. Thatís actually a good thing, as strange as that may sound. Best stout Iíve ever had.
trapped (906) - New York City, TURKEY - JUN 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drought. Very dark brown with creamy chocolate colored large head, permeating spirit aroma mixed with cocoa, medium carbonation, bitter cocoa taste laced with strong alcohol, long finish with alcohol and habanero aftertaste. Very interesting brew with strong alcohol overtones.
Nicke80 (209) - SŲdertšlje, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours dark with little head. Sweet aroma with a sweet taste of Chocolate. Strong peppery after taste. A bit to peppery.
mallen386 (20) - OKC, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This thing does everything. The aroma doesn't quite stand up to the quality of the rest of the beer. Great great stuff. Love.
bmerz (715) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Black no head. Aroma is light dust cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate cake. Flavor is that plus potent pepper spice. The sweetness just peaks through. Feel is intense. sticky & lively but mostly only in the spice and heat. Overrated but still good.
Jpals (3) - South Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Phenomenal Imperial Stout. Multi-tiered assembly with all advertised flavors standing out on their own. Milk chocolate up front, followed by natural vanilla carried out by the cinnamon. Habanero nips at its heels with just the right amount of kick on the back of the tongue. Three bold flavors in three distinct acts. Bravo.
Bob_Boudahili (14) - - JUN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour form the tap. No head, moderate lacing. Aroma is very typical for an imperial stout. Flavor is complex, chocolate, vanilla and in the back of the throat a bit of pepper. An interesting brew.
pfc514 (68) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a bubbly, thick light brown head.
Chocolate, roasted malts in the aroma fresh out of the pour.
Chocolate, cinnamon, a hint of vanilla and roasted malts, finished out with a lingering heat on the swallow. Perfect balance of the peppers.
Thick, mouth coating texture. Perfect stout mouthfeel.
Really good stout. Perfect balance with the peppers, as I feel they must be a tricky ingredient to add. Iíve had beers where the heat from the peppers completely overshadow everything else. This isnít one of them. Great stout.