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.
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 8/1/12 from a capped 22oz bottle at City House for Curtis’ birthday. Pours syrupy thick dark brown with an average brown head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is very hot with some vanilla, dusty dark chocolate, dried date and fig, along with burnt dark chocolate and molasses. The flavor is all about the sweet date, fig, and molasses, very hot, vanilla, and added burnt coffee bitterness. The body is massively full with light carbonation and a long dried fruit, molasses, and bitter, dusty dark chocolate finish.
DrnkMcDermott (2880) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So it’s St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve no desire to go where so many have made asses of themselves with green beer. How about drinking a nice stout at home? A nice BIG stout. From my 2009 trade with MrBunn. Black, viscous pour. Kicks up just a few dark brown bubbles, but only for a little while. Smell is deeply syrupy, with no roastiness to it, just smooth alcohol. Taste alternates between a really thick Guinness, with stronger sourness, and maybe a bit of cherry cough syrup. Kind of need to remember that they were shooting for a Belgian style stout, whatever you want to call it, and expect some more sour fruitiness. A few more sips and I can aver that, no, it’s not cough syrup, but just a strong, warming note of kirsch involved. But this is very strong, and there’s somehow a bit of "cork" in it, even though it had a metal crown. Bit still creamy, with some sherry in the finish, and just a slight milk chocolate roast.
harrymel (1549) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer sure has grown up since I last had it (early 2011).
Pours black with a solid sheet of tan foam. Smell is pretty fucking acceptable. Dark molasses, prune, brown sugar, oats, chocolate, globs of caramel and nougat. When I dome this beer I know I’m in trouble - it’s really tasty. I was scared the belgian yeast would murder the fucking hips out of the foundation, but this beer really just plays along with just a hint of vinous character, but then the rest is sweetened, dark, oral face sex. Medium on full bodied with low carb and a dry finish. I really enjoyed this one. Time did a good thing here.
Original review: 3/3.5/3.5/3.5/4
Thanks to yourefragile for this extra. Cheers!
A: Pours a dark coffee brown with only a sheet of mocha foam which dissipates very quickly. Surface has several whirls of foam left. No lacing to speak of.
S: graham, nougat, malts, black cherries, cola, caramel, hint of molasses. Fine whisps of cocoa. Slight alcohol scent at the back. Overall quite pleasant. Based on smell alone, could use another year in the cellar.
T: Roasty plums, figs, coffee, licorice, black malts. nearly port-like profile. Again, some grahams, sweet molasses. Sweet and alcoholic. Black cherries in here once again too (particularly on the finish).
M: Viscous, low carbonation. Slicks my tongue and makes the roof of the mouth a bit slippery as well.
D: The beer is very nice, wouldn’t advise drinking more than one in a sitting. Think the beer could use another year in the cellar before drinking.
Serving type: bottle
fonefan (38082) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home on the terrace..
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, alcohol, dark chocolate, light port - tawny. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, dark roasted, alcohol. port - tawny. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
TheJester (2090) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 mL bottle. 2008 vintage.. Stout colour with no head. Nose has prunes and other dried fruit, soy sauce, a little coffee. Big. Molasses, soy sauce, booze, port, maraschino cherries. Affected by age, but it has held up pretty well. Still a big beer.
Imaena (2001) - 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 (1782) - 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 (6300) - 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 (2066) - 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 (1530) - 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.