penguinjive7 (72) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap on a visit to my hometown.Pours thick and black with a nice tan head that dissipates quickly.Wow, you can really smell the boos in this sucker. There is also hints or fruits and burnt chocolate.The taste is almost vinous at first with the flavor of dark fermented fruit mixing in. The burnt malts are the last thing to come though before the extremely boossy finish.There are some very interesting things going on in this brew. I don?t even know how I would classify this one. It seems sort of like a melding of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale and an Imperial Stout. So overall a very unique beer but I would have liked to have seen a bit more balance for the alcohol.
Imaena (1066) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A little thinner than I typically like my impys. But it was good nonetheless.
mikem409 (1215) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown thin lacing. Roast cherry aroma. Taste is toffee and cherry
5000 (5000) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Black, thin brownish frothy head, sparce lacing.
Rich roasted malt nose, strong pale fruit, very strong coffee and
assertive soy.   Given the few years I sat on this, it certainly has
mellowed out, but it has also a fairly assertive roasted malt character.
Lots of chocolate, roasted malts, lactose, and prune like flavors
up front.   Hops on the soft side, its warming and certainly gives
off some heat as it goes down.   Seems like this could have been a
bruiser a few years ago.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.
Strong graham cracker, prune, and bittersweet chocolate notes
remain.   Glad I waited on this one as its seems like a hot Imperial
Stout that has smoothed out, a lot.
KingCecil (1814) - DENMARK - SEP 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home....It pours clear dark brown with a small tan head....The aroma is roasted malt, licorice, vinous... It got this vinous aroma .... The flavor is dark fruits as raisins, alcohol, licorice, nice vinous........ Warming alcoholic felling finish.....
gramity (1090) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a motor oil black color with a small tan head that disapates quickly. The aroma is deep and dark, filled with bittersweet chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, and hints of licorice spice and dark rum. The taste is of roasted malts, dried fruits, bitter chocolate, yeast and alcohol. The finish has some spice, with lots of boozy flavor. Medium bodied with fairly low carbonation.
pintbypint (2000) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 650ml brown bottle. Pours black. Thin ring of tan foam on top. Nose has big roast, some alcohol notes, some liqourice notes. Taste is roasty, cocoa notes, some toasted notes, noticeable alcohol. Dry and roasty end. Medium bodied, carbonation is on the lighter side. Overall a nice impy, shows its alcohol quite a bit.
Huhzubendah (2006) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by matt9875. Thanks bro!
A: This unique stout appears pitch black with a half inch of beige head that fades to nothing after a few moments, leaving only the faintest trace of lacing.
S: Licorice, roasted malt, alcohol, yeast, dark chocolates.
T: This is a really good beer, albeit impressively strong. The flavors are bold and robust, with a prominent liquor and molasses flavor that mingles well with the Belgian yeast aspect.
M: Smooth and medium bodied. Alcohol presence is there, but has been tamed with time.
D: This brew has greatly smoothed out with a little age on it, making it considerably more drinkable than when I had it fresh.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-19-2011
phaleslu (4528) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours an opaque midnight brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, earth, dark fruits, molasses, ash, and licorice. Flavor of dark fruits, chocolate, cola, molasses, licorice, and soy. Medium-bodied, with a fruity mouthfeel and low carbonation. The roast has really mellowed out in this.
johnnnniee (1563) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received in trade from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity. Glugs out of the bottle a thick black color with a smallish tan head that shows some staying power. Smells of dark caramel, licorice, burnt sugar, chocolate, with hints of smoke and alcohol. Taste is Thick and burnt with lots of licorice, chocolate, and caramel. Long lingering earthy ethanol burnt sweetness. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and chewy vinous burnt mouthfeel. This is a big thick sweet monster of a beer and I enjoyed it till the end.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown disapering head. Aroma is roasted malt, light smoke, ash, coffee and light chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, alcohol, light smoke, ash and tobacco.