travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog of ratings. Thanks to someone at one of bu11zeye’s tastings. The look is brownish to black in color, tan head, and dark. The smell is malts, roast, coffee, and chocolate. The taste is sweet, roast, coffee, and slight chocolate.
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice beer on tap a the Big Pour. Rep called in an Imperial Porter though. Everything one would expect in an imperial stout, a little hops but the Belgian note make it very drinkable,
heliport (12) - Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought at the brewery in March 2012 and opened today. Aroma was pleasant and it wanted to jump out of the bottle. Has a nutty, roasted taste. It’s complex in that it wants to be the stout that it resembles, but has Belgian touches throughout. The pour is smooth without much carbonation.
JDBaker11058 (1067) - Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: inky, oily, syrupy black pour with a huge, rich, very dark tan head so thick you could float a dime on it. Aroma: chocolate, roast coffee, hint of molasses, prunes, clove, cherries, and tobacco. Taste: rich dark chocolate, some booze, dark fruits in heavy syrup, a little light nutmeg and clove. Finish: smooth and, indeed, velvety, with lingering roasty, slightly yeasty notes and just a hint of rich port at the tail end. Notes: As advertised, hugely smooth and thick, with big roasty, chocolate flavors. Seems like some decent Belgian yeast at play as well, providing a bit of subtle spice and fruit characteristics. Back to back with BORIS the Crusher, and this seemed superior--more complex, less boozy in spite of the higher abv, better head and aroma.
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from somewhere in Pennsylvania - pours cola with a finger of dark chocolate head. Aroma is dark fruits, chocolate, toast. Taste is sweet with some booziness. Overall, nice!
snoworsummer (1005) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a big bottle. Pours very dark brown with a smooth tan head. Tastes great. Flavor is some sweetness, some tobacco and booze, some raisin and toffee, but very nicely balanced. Medium body and carbonation. Smells strongly of alcohol with some tobacco and dark chocolate.
sonnycheeba (2524) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with creamy tan head; good retention. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, vineous fruit, floral notes, raisins, and some alcohol sweetness. Flavor is a balance of dry, roast malts and dried, dark fruit sweetness with some floral and chocolate notes; smooth, creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish and some boozy notes. Full body and medium carbonation.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/22/2010: Weyerbacher Tiny... Aroma: Semi-sweet chocolate and lots of alcohol. Appearance: Black in color, opaque; brown bubbly ring-like crown. Flavor: Stong with lots of alcohol coming out quickly; rich dark chocolate, roasty malts; notes of white milky sake; molasses and char in the finish; lots of alcohol through the nose, burns a touch; WARMING! Palate: Medium-full body; smooth going down; milky and creamy texture. Overall: Flavorful, but very strong; very nice beer at a great price!
Sample from 750 mL corked and caged shared by asb. Thanks Scott! Rating #397 for this beer.
mjpeterson812 (47) - Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint glass. Purchased at Whole Foods. First...what a great deal on this...6.99 for a 750ml bottle. Second, I had read that you should let this warm a bit before drinking and that is sound advice. A lot of alcohol warmth here but not overpowering boozy taste. Very complex. Coffee, toast, chocolate, raisins, licorice, smoke, vanilla, and dark fruits. Aroma is much the same. Mouthfeel is heavy, syrupy, thick and oily. Good amount of carbonation without being too much. Finish is long, somewhat astringent, but pleasant. One of the best stouts I’ve had to date. Perfect for a nice cool evening. Look forward to having this again!
Davhgbrew (723) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had 25oz bottle from WOB. Alcohol, coffee, and chocolate yet perfectly balanced. Syrupy like palate. Nice amount of carbonation. Alcohol flavor is present but not overpowering. Perfectly balanced brew, this is a gem!