djd07 (14469) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2016
On tap at The Hay Merchant. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, chocolate, wood. Medium body, smoke, wood, light booze finish, very good. ACHops (1582) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2016
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours inky pitch black with very thin mocha head that fades quickly. Aroma is charred dark chocolate malt, espresso, molasses, and a sweet slightly sappy woody note (birch, I assume?). Smooth, creamy syrupy mouthfeel followed by big super dark roasty notes, light brown sugar sweetness, crisp fir notes on the finish. Really good for a non barrel-aged imperial stout. Imaena (2319) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle. This is a nice simple impy with some faint tartness coming through and a bit of smokiness. We done and interesting brew. CObiased (499) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bomber - pours a dark mahogany brown to black with a very thin tan head that completely fades away. The aroma opens with roastiness then sweet earthiness, cola and a hint of cocoa. A mouthful is complex and strange....roasty malt, baking chocolate, bitter herbaceousness and unsweetened cocoa. SG111 (1820) - New York, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is roasted malt for days, chocolate, some coffee. Not getting much of that honey. Bit of sweetness. Maybe that’s from the syrup or honey. Flavor is very roasted malt. Some sweetness, but again, I don’t get much honey or syrup in it. Still nice flavor, some chocolate, decent coffee finish. Nice, overall. Decent body, but a little effervescent.
northropfrye (3593) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 19, 2016
Dark black body brown head. Aroma of ripe bananas, dry cocoa. Taste is again banana, dry roasty cocoa malt, some boozy heat. Palate could be a bit fuller. Decent. ABUSEDGOAT (2757) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Black pour, tan head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is darker fruit, dried fruit, licorice, chocolate, caramel, light roast, maybe a hint of honey? Fairly full bodied, soy, chocolate and the darker fruit flavors all come out with a sweeter finish. DYCSoccer17 (3696) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 16, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Mostly anise in the aroma with a little sweet chocolate and a little bit of a burnt rubbery/pool toy character. Slightly transparent dark mahogany body with a small, quickly dissipating light tan head. Starts really sweet, chewy, and viscous. Some roast and chocolate is present in the middle. This is warming with some ethanol late. This is just so thick and viscous. Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Pours a thin tan head on a black body.
Aroma is caramel, candy, wood smoke and coffee. Nice blend.
Taste is has a nice coffee bitterness throughout with caramel and other sweets, an earthy finish.
Texture is fairly light for the style, but good. dfinney23 (3268) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2016
No shortage of syrup and honey. Ends up too sweet with little bitterness or roastiness offsetting it.