omikr0n (792) - Prague, - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle I got from my girlfriend. Thanks! Pours black with light brown head that disappeared too quickly. Aroma is licorice, malt, roasty, hint of smoke. Flavor is quite sweet at first, then some bitterness shows up. It has malt, roastiness, coffee and hops in it. I really wanted to like this one, but it doesn’t quite come together for me.
closey22 (1093) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with dark brown foamy rimming head; aroma is rich chocolate winey scotchy with notes of pecans; Flava is rich sweet roAsty woody alcohol notes; feels creamy medium thick; finishes roasty malt tangy and scotchy
sinfull (992) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with brown head. Aroma of roasted caramel , coffee, dark fruits, alcohol. Same combination in the taste with touch of Belgian yeast. Smooth ,roasted bitterness in the aftertaste. A good brew, but on some stage the presence of alcohol shows up too much.
flatmatt (1210) - Northville, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle for rating #1200. Pours black with a brown head. Fruity molasses, dark fruit, anise aroma, cocoa hints. Flavor is heavy on the chocolate, with anise and raisin, nutty with a little yeasty twist. Gets a bit roasty in the finish. Really liking it.
umich03jm (2500) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2015
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Black pour with a 1 finger foamy head that fades to a thick film and leaves good lacing. Aroma is interesting but all over the place. Roasted peanuts, bubblegum, roast, raisins, chocolate, and dark bread. Taste is just not for me. Such an odd combo. Bubblegum, red wine, dark bread, sweet raisins and lots of charred wood. Hate the vineous finish. Not my thing.
Leighton (13373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Pours rich black-brown with a creamy beige head. Good and sweet with nice chocolate character, some Belgian candi sugar. Pretty big bodied with light to average carbonation. Perhaps faint oxidation coming forth in the finish, with notes of raisins, other dark fruits, hearty chocolate. Pretty nicely balanced overall. I like it.
koleminer20 (874) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. The pour is a nice medium black with a couple fingers of darker khaki head and no lace left behind. The aroma is a little boozy up front. There is a good sharp chocolate and some darker fruits. There is a subtle red-wine like twinge on the back and a healthy dose of roasted malts. The flavor is just as sharp up front. Booze and chocolate dominate the front end. There is a good roasty malt and dark fruit that develop through the entirety of the flavor. The mouth feel is really thin. There is a light carbonation that lets the feel just fall off, making the flavors seem a little sharper perhaps. Aftertaste is really chocolatey and nice. Not bad, but it could be so much better
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skmikeg (1179) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a foamy two finger kakhi head which quikly fades to decent lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, red wine, bakers coco, earthy hops, molasses, sour dark fruits, coffee, and sweet malts. Taste is roasted malts, red wine, sour dark fruits, chocolate, sweet malts, anise, coffee, earthy hops, and some light booze. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy, oily, silky mouthfeel and a semi-moderately bitter, semi dry, slightly warming, long finish. Overall, a pretty interesting and tasty beer that has different then your typical imperial stout.
Sammy (9279) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Benefitted from ageing. Aroma is chocolate aroma. Rich black look, though no head. Not thick mouthfeel but good drinkable.
Stuu666 (5647) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Ash’s. Pours black, nose is meaty, smoky, chocolate, taste is similar, bitter, dry, sweet cocoa.
McNeillR (1609) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a ruby glint. Creamy rich vanilla roast nose. Initial taste was soft bitter roast, rich viscous peppery wine times. Rich throughout, this is surprisingly silky without being overly scathing.
Bottle, BOE? Cheers James AMV, Ash’s Office Tasting