hopscotch (8893) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours black with a tiny, flimsy, lightly-tanned head. The nose offers components of mocha and toasted nuts. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with subdued carbonation. The flavor is carbonic, acrid, burnt and bitter. Big-time charcoal. Even at (south Florida in the summertime) room temperature, there is nearly zero sweetness. Scorched, acrid, semi-dry finish.
kdm1984 (633) - Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big cocoa nibs aroma with roasty coffee as a support. Taste follows suit with a bitter finish. This is not a very complex impy despite the brewery’s description - pretty straightforward cocoa, slight coffee, and bitter profile with little else going on. One other thing is I hardly notice the alcohol until the aftertaste when a slight burn hits. One of the lightest impies I’ve had, all things considered. While certainly not bad, it’s best as an introductory example of the style. I could see this going best with a small bit of chocolate cake after a fish meal.
boFNjackson (4117) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured deep, black with an off-white head. Always loved KGB so adding a touch of chocolate can’t go wrong. Nice barley grains and roast with mocha, dark chocolate, flourless chocolate cake, and subtly alcohol warmth. Enjoyed this quite a bit.
BVery (5983) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - thanks Lou! Very dark pour and pretty dense. Beige head. Lots of cocoa in this. Smooth full mouthfeel. Very tasty.
NeoHippie2 (938) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, and cocoa. Flavor is bitter roasted malt character upfront with subtle notes of cocoa in the background but the chocolate character is no where near the centerpiece of this beer. Finish is bitter roasted character with so slight hops. Just wasn’t what I was expecting really. Not bad, but I wouldn’t buy another bottle.
Niko100 (1947) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, dark chocolate, & coffee; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, hops, dark chocolate, coffee, and some licorice; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Not a big imp stout - but no complaints.
Mrnoluv (148) - long beach, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic chocolate, coffee bean, sweet smell, motor oil darkness, great coffee/bitter chocolate taste, the bitterness hangs around. ABV is just the right amount. You do get that warmy, boozy feeling in the throat, even though its just 9.3%. Good stout.
jeremytoni (2950) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice light sweet toasted malty flavor with a lingering finish.
DuffMan (6552) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Silky dark brown with a dense tan head. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate, actually more like chocolate milk to be precise. Bitter chocolate and hard roast flavour, ending with a dry bitterness and more than a hint of booze. Decent but not outstanding.
rxeight (1232) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Has a sweet and bitter chocolate taste not to strong or sweet though. Tasty stuff. A little thin