keanex (1133) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled March 6, 2013 (5 months old).
Appearance: The body is pitch black with a dense brown head that dissipates rather quickly into a thin coating, but a thick ring.
Aroma: The aroma comes off as black cherry and fig off the bat but subtle hints of sweet chocolate are also noted with just a hint of roasted malts.
Taste: A prominent fruitiness of black cherry is slightly more forward than sweet chocolate, caramel is noted on the back end with a slight roasted presence.
Palate: Thick and almost chewy, light carbonation.
Overall: The more this warms up the more I enjoy this. The fruitiness is matched nicely by sweet chocolate, coming off a tad syrupy. Really nice beer.
Chudwick (1538) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours black with brownish head and spotty lacing. Nose is milk chocolate and roast. Flavor adds dark fruit (rusty cherries) and coffee. I should have had this before Heresy - doh! Medium body. A lot easier to drink than the BA version. what is expresso? Iíve heard of espresso. is this an intentional joke to out trolls?
jerohen (1932) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Biernavigatie.nl. Opaque black, small dying brown head. Very malty nose, coffee, licorice, almost like a Dutch oud bruin, weird. Caramel malty flavor, seems high on rest-sugars, licorice, sweet, very little bitterness, low carbonation. Not very complex for an imperial stout, it almost tastes like a sweet stout to me. An Imperial Dutch Oud Brown if you ask me, and for an imperial stout thatís not really a compliment. Easy drinking though.
bbbeer (502) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown with small brown head. Aroma roasted malt, coffee, cocoa. Medium body, more oily than creamy mouthfeel, minimal alcohol. Flavors of coffee, nuts, dark bread, chocolatey but dry finish. Very good.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours opaque black with a brown head, aroma of coffee, chocolate and acidic notes, flavor is sweet with coffee, chocolate, slightly smoked, medium bodied
kerenmk (1568) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Black with tan ring. Soy, ink, some chocolate aroma, roasty, full, cocoa beans in the mouth. Smooth, full-bodied but easy to drink.
jd543 (322) - SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a thin, quickly disappearing, chocolate-milk coloured head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, molasses, roasted malt. Taste is sweet with a meadium sour finish. Slightly thick oily texture with light carbonation, full body. Good beer.
beerandbeyond (552) - ISRAEL - JUL 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque brown color with a small dark tanned head.
Dark fruits aromas, with roast, carobs and chocolate.
Slightly tart flavors, coffee, light smoke, raisins and figs.
Medium body, quite nice but a bit too light.
bluelunatique (3) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good medium body stout with average mouth feel. I didn't find it to be as complex as it is advertised but was certainly an enjoyable beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
novice101 (103) - - JUN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark almost completely black, with a small tan head. Very rich flavor or roasted malts and chocolate, not too sweet and nice finish