Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle poured into tulip. Inky black color with a miniscule fizzy cocoa-colored head thatís gone in an instant. Medium intensity, slightly smoky aroma of wine, chocolate and berries. Exceptionally smooth vinous flavor with notes chocolate and dark fruit. Overall itís one of those beers that I enjoy more than the sum of its parts.
callmemickey (2530) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown-black body, medium sized khaki head, spotty lacing. Vinous notes of dark fruits, raisins, and grape skins, light roast and leather. Medium bodied, silky carbonation, fairly sweet, lingering, but muted finish.
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weird imply stout. Huge yeast character as I got the drwg pour. Spicy and herbal.
rocbyter (1891) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong sweet fruit malt aroma. Black color with a medium Brown head. Moderate sweet flavor throughout with the middle and finish developing a bitter taste.
Cory (295) - , California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of red wine, dark chocolate, dark roasted malts. Great beer, Belgian yeast does not have a major play in the overall experience. Great beer but Iím pretty sure everyone already knows that.
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells a little like dark fruit. Has a roasty dark fruit taste. A little watery for an imperial, but not bad.
superspak (2454) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 6/21/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, raisin, plum, coffee, light char, toast, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, raisin, plum, dark bread, coffee, toast, clove, pepper, herbal, and roasted/yeast earthiness. Light yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, raisin, prune, light coffee, dark bread, toast, light pepper, clove, and roasted/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a great Belgian Imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of big dark/roasted malt and moderate fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
UDBeernut (1611) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from daniel79, thanks bruh. pours motor oil black, high viscosity. tan head that lingers slightly. nose of chocolate, roasted malt, clove. taste adds a vinous nature. booze is not so subtle and warming. mid day nap time.
JStax (2853) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours an inky black with a thin khaki colored head of foam that dissipates quickly. The aroma has notes of roasted coffee, licorice, and a bit of pepper. The taste is ashy and sweet, kind of like warm raisins or prunes. Thereís notes of leather lingering on the tongue as well. Thick mouthfeel with light carbonation. The taste lingers on the tongue long after the swallow. The alcohol is covered very well in this beer. Itís only noticed a few moments after the swallow.
maekchu (1973) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Winey chocolate initial, with some big fumes. Black with a thin tan head. Light pleasant chocolate and some berries in the initial / candi sugar-like notes in mid, along with a phenolic note / finish is fairly minimal for a big beer like this. Medium body. Okay. Tasty and pleasant.