Ernesto987 (5332) - Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
For the price tiny fuckin rocks. A little tO sweet and light to get thrown into the baller stout rotation. But if I were a stupid nubcake I’m be all over this. Good jerb brotha
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cork and caged 750ml bottle from Belmont. Pours near black with dark tan head. Nice looking brew. Aromas of sweet chocolate, molasses, booze, dark fruits, and a bit of bread. Flavors of dark fruit, dark bready malts, lots of booze, and chocolate. Finishes sweet and boozy with a little bitterness. This one is a big beer and still packs a pretty solid punch. Even after sitting in the cellar for close to 18 months.
Panzuriel (1722) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From cork and cage 25.4oz bomber. Tiny pours deep brown black. Opaque and with a head of tiny mocha bubbles. The nose is sharp at first with earthy tones also present. Roasty coffee malt goodness. Taste is subdued dark coffee malty tones. Body is just a bit tangy at the tip of the tongue full and silky. Taste finishes warmly with nice roasty dark chocolate presence. A very nice, intense beer.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.
Appearance: Purplish-black with diminishing tan head and light lacing.
Aroma: Musty and earthy, with coffee, plum and clove.
Taste: Even more earthy and musty than the aroma with strong coffee-accented roasted notes. Some plum- and cherry-like characteristics as well, with a nice spicy clove kick toward the finish.
Palate: Full body but still has that Belgian sugar accented body that is not as full as the abv would suggest. Moderately low carbonation but still seems somewhat effervescent. I know this seems a little contradictory, but I get that from Belgian yeast sometimes. Fairly dry earthy finish that is very warming.
Overall: Pretty easy to kill off the 750ml despite the almost 12% abv. It seems a lot of people think this is too much like an Imperial Stout with just a touch of Belgian yeast. I disagree completely; I think this is a great BSDA with a more roasted character. And this is just miles better than Weyerbacher’s overly sweet Quad.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma- deep, dark chocolate, toffee, plums, raisins, intense heat and booze
Appearance- pretty damn dark, looks slightly thin, extreme carbonation
Taste- dark chocolate, dark fruits, oak, char, booze (in mouth- going whole way down)
Palate- relatively thin, highly carbonated
Overall- Second time I’ve had this beer, seemed less lively and thinner this time around. Love the smell, flavors, and alcohol burn of this beer but the high carbonation and overall thin mouthfeel detract from it. Slightly above average in my book.
jrmac (333) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is typical roast malt and cocoa. Tastes of coffee chocolate and malt. A little too much carbonation but still a damn good beer. I’d buy again without hesitation
tennisjoel (1314) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I enjoyed this quite a bit. Good take on the impy stout with belgian accents. Kind of reminded me of Boulevard’s Imperial Stout. Solid beer with vanilla, black licorice, chocolate, belgian candy, and hops all playing a prominent role.
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a oily black color with an off white foam head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, and booze. Sweet malty taste with notes of dark fruit and booze. Gentle chocolate layer on the finish. Perfect bitter layer. Very creamy. Great brew. Thanks to Leafs93 for the reccomendation.
adnielsen (10424) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with gooovikings in KC. Thanks Jetson! Black appearance with a dark brown head. Sweet Belgian chocolate, roasty cocoa malty aroma. Creamy, cocoa, dark roasty chocolate malty flavor. Belgian chocolate aftertaste.
vtafro (6057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with some tan head. Roasty with some light smoke and peat, dominated by dark chocolate and fruit, nutty and a touch of sweet malt.