JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2008
One of the best. It pours dark black, opaque, with a nice beige head. The flavors are very balanced and refined. Starts with a raosted & toasted malt flavor, surrounded by caramel, chocolate, coffee, and cafe au lait. The finish is sort of acrid and reminds me of a strong turkish espresso. The mouthfeel is perfect, the alcohol lends a complexity as it warms the throat. Just perfect. poolboy (66) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2008
My favorite Russian imperial. Very dark, black I would say. Full of chocolate, smoke, and coffee. Plenty of malt. Thick but not syrupy. kevd193213 (991) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle, aged for two years. Oily black pour with a thin light coffee head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and faint smoke. Fantastic taste of bitter chocolate and coffee Also had notes of roasted almonds. Completes with a nice dry bitter finish with warming alcohol present. hayduke (5209) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
I waited a long time to my lay a hand on this one and finally found in on a trip to So. California. This poured BLACK. Not dark brown but black with no light at all even on the edges and threw up a very fat tan head that lasted a long time. Nose is very powerful and of coffee and chocolate. Very thick mouthfeel. Flavor is rich roasted malts with the chocolate and coffee in abundance. Finish is dry and bitter. Simply amazing stuff. Maybe my best stout ever. I loved this stuff. incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Had this is the closet for more then a year. Cracked it after a bow hunt in NW WI. Jet black, choclatley smooth stuff. Lots of flavors going on, but I sure dont get much in the way of coffee in taste or aroma, so thats dissapointing. Very sweet, glad to split this with a few people.
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Crushed this one with TheDude. Black pour with a rocky, tan head. Aroma is of strong coffee, dark chcolates. Flavor is exhausting. So many flavors. Lots of coffee and chocolate, roasted delicious malt. Mouthfeel is velvety and chewy. I was tired after drinking this, in a good way, like post-sex. That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Another great Honkeybra crush. Dark as John McCain’s campaign, possibly darker, but it’s a tough call. One of the smoothest, velvetiest mouthfeels of all time I have to imagine. Flavor is absolutely exhausting. A single sip is almost too much to absorb. Good luck if you try to crush one yourself, and if you do, I’ll see you in Hell. Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2008
750 bottle. Took to a neighborhood block party to share with a couple of neighbors. Black and thick, tan sturdy head. Remarkably smooth and flavorful. Chocolate and coffee flavors obviously. Also malt, toffee, deep fruitiness. Lots going on in the mouth. Smoooooooth. Really good overall. kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Pours a deep black with a frothy tan head. Aroma is lightly sweet dark fruit and a lot of grounf coffee. Flavor is less chocolate along with some chocolate and sweet malt. Heavy bodied, chewy mouthfeel. Finishes dry, long and bitter. movezig (137) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2008 Pour was solid black nice thick brown head. Nose chocolate, strong coffee, raisin, plum, cocoa powder, even caught a little blood...awesome? Flavor is hoppy, lots of coffee and chocolate. Nice alchohol warmth throughout the stages. Roboust hoppy charcole at first then settles down with the alchohol bringing out the coffee and caramel. So roasty very fun to drink. This is by far the best stout ive ever had. Im ordering another bottle to age!