jinroh (2377) - ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2017
Can. Pours dark brown with a nice brown head. Nose is good chocolaty and ashy and with some roast character. Hoppy and feels pretty nice. Medium body, light honey notes. Finish has stronger roast, a bit tart and a lot of hops there. Weirdly drinkable and hoppy. Feels lighter than it is. Good. TimE (6176) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 15, 2017
Pitch black color. Super hoppy nose, almost astringent, with some citrus notes, tobacco leafs, roasted malts in the nose. Medium body, roasted malts but body is all over the place with massive roastiness and big hoppiness. Alcohol warming finish. Kinda all over the place. Love jc1762 (1644) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2017
The nose but not sure after that.
Can into a taster showing pitch black and sparse latte colored foam. dinkle50 (1559) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2017
The nose shows pronounced notes of pine and cannabis hops.
The palate is medium bodied and well carbonated. Strong hoppy forwardness with mild alcoholic heat. Mid palate shows moderately intense notes of roasted malts and a strange hoppy bitterness.
Jet black pour with an espresso colored, single finger head. Aroma is roasty. Chocolate creeps in as well. Big creamy mouth on this one. Lace present. Taste is bitter, but there is a nice balance here from the chocolate. There is some pine too. The bitterness really lingers, more of a black IPA than a stout. Very tasty. Cybercat (6239) - Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Pours coffee brown with a good tan head. Aroma presents roast malt, resiny hops and subtle mocha tones. Flavor delivers piney pine and somewhat bitter hops, roast malt, chocolate, coffee, and subtle molasses tones. Mouthfeel got good body and jazzy fizz. Devilish!
Slipstream (2710) - USA - NOV 11, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 Thanks to my cousin for sharing this. It is not Heady Topper, but it is a fine brew - like a combination of a black IPA and a stout. Lots of roasty pine resin flavor over a caramel undertone. Sweet, toasty aroma. GRM (4203) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2017
Can, 1 pint, trade with Peter Killam (thank you!), savoured on November 7 2017; eye: black, opaque, good sheet of dark brown head that turns into a ring, slight lacing; nose: hops, fruity, roasted malt, coffee, ink, soy sauce, chocolate; mouth: hops, fruity, roasted malt, coffee, ink, soy sauce, intense, good level of astringency, light chocolate, lots of bitterness, dry finale in coffee with good presence of bittering hops, full body, good carbonation, quite bitter, slightly sweet, harsh and oily texture; overall: quite likable popway (227) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2017
Canette, 1 pinte, échange avec Peter Killam (thank you!), savourée le 7 novembre 2017; œil : noire, opaque, bonne couverture de mousse brun foncé qui se transforme en un anneau, très légère dentelle; nez : houblon, fruité, malt torréfié, café, encre, sauce soya, chocolat; bouche : houblon, fruité, malt torréfié, café, encre, sauce soya, intense, bonne astringence, léger chocolat, beaucoup d'amertume, finale sèche en café avec bonne présence de houblon amérisant, corsée, bonne carbonatation, très amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture rugueuse et huileuse; en résumé : bien aimé
Black as ink, dark brown clouds of the deep, scent of licorice, leather, ash and figs, bellco33 (838) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 19, 2017
medium mouthfeel, palate of pleasant dark malts, drank from a can I brought back from the Alchemist. This can is three months old from purchase.
I don't know how anyone can give this a low rating unless they didn't read the description. Poured from a can into a tulip: Pours black with a thin khaki head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, pine, earth, and licorice. Taste is very roasty, dark dry cocoa, pine resin. Really hop forward, this is very close to being a black IPA. Very little booze present. It's not a typical Imperial Stout, but it's fantastic. egajdzis (6776) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 Opaque black with a medium tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Floral, piney hops, roasted malts, chocolate.