Butters (3583) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Guess Who’s Back tasting. Blew the fucking cork out with the cage still on! Gushed for 30 seconds. Pours a very near black. Not extremely complex. Dark cocoa, merlot, roast. Needs time to mellow. But still enjoyable. Velvety soft palate.
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black with brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit, some heat. Definitely getting some of the belgian style yeast as well. Similar taste, Will get better with age for sure.
MmmcKay (1038) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle blew up. Literally the cork blew off the cage after a less than 6 half turns. Fizz everywhere. Beer everywhere. Black color. Needs time to mellow. This beer isn’t ready drink yet. Still wound up. Not bad at all though. Brutish dark roasty malts. Nose is of ash trey, burnt wet cigar.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
After an intense explosion and 3 pour gusher from the bottle, it pours a lasting ring of tan head with a dark brown body. Aromas of coffee, bitter chocolate, fruit, yeast, alcohol. Flavor is the same. Hot, sticky, somewhat dry finish.
Ratman197 (8489) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a l;ingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, licorice, carmel and dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, carmel, dark fruit and licorice with a smooth dry lingering chocolatey fruity finish.
TheGB (460) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a thin tightly laced head. Aroma is kinda light with coffee, belgian yeast, earth, malt, coffee and molasses. Taste is full bodied and rich with more toasted malt, coffee and yeast. Nice hops charachter on the finish, also with some acidity and heat from the alcohol. Nice very complex beer that is well balanced.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml caged and corked bottle. Poured a dark black color with a larger sized brown head. Aromas of roast, belgian yeast, smoke, caramel, and bananas. Tastes of chocolate, vanilla, fruity, roast, and smoke.
pilgrimoutlaw (641) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Capone’s. Minimal head, dark opaque body. Flavors - roasty and vanilla aromas. A little boozy, but quite tasty none the less.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black with a thin tan head. ARoma is sweet, chocolate, licorice and a Belgian yeastiness. Flavor is very roasty and chocloately. Bubbly mouthfeel some alcohol warmth. Quite nice, it manages to not over do either the Imperial Stout nor the Belgian angles.
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours out black and thick producing a 2 finger thick head that was cocoa powder colored that at a rather fast pace. the body is black with no light penetration. the aromas are strong and packed with all kinds of smells like chocolate, alcohol, roasted malts and some coffee. the flavors are the same as the aromas, the mouthfeel is chewy, and the alcohol is pretty well hidden. it finishes pretty smooth and is a pretty good session beer.