KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle @ home from ThoreauLikeGrl, thanks! :) .....It pours black with a small light brown head....The aroma is toasted malt, dark fruits, sweet caramel cocoa and vanilla.....The flavor is toasted malt, cocoa, coffee beans, vanilla, sweet bourbon and dark fruit....... barncatmatt (2286) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. deep brown, tan head. oxidized malt and sour fruit nose. the flavour is bizzare, dirty yeast, sour fruit, minimal malt. this hasnt aged well at all and doesnt even come close to resempling an imperial stout, dissapointing. TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Odeur de café et de chocolat noir. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un large col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café torréfié avec une pointe de chocolet et de fruité. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement astringente. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de cacao en arrière goût. (Rating #4331) Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Pours an opaque chocolate brown with dark chocolate head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is a mix of almond, dark chocolate and a hint of soy. Flavor is raisin, soy, chocolate. Body is creamy with very active carbonation. bs476 (80) - - OCT 14, 2012
Had at Stone’s "Pour it Black" event. Excellent ale, dark but with hoppy aromatics abundant. Would highly recommend.
JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Black pour, Light tan head. Bitter dark chocolate, sweetness, cherry, and light roasted coffee. Not world class, but I like it. mcberko (17840) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of cocoa nibs, some licorice or anise, almost no roast and no coffee notes. Flavour seems vinegary and plasticy, infected bottle?, with some tart cherry, acetone, vinegar and no sign of the cocoa nibs. Is this right? Seems either infected or poorly put together. Not too enjoyable. Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours clean solid black with small tan head. Aroma of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, grain. Flavour of soured cherry, chocolate, wood, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee. Throat warmer. Quite abrasive, with a odd flavour i am struggling to locate. dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Acquired in trade. Pours near black with nice, 1 finger espresso head. Aroma is dark chocolate, fudge brownie, molasses. Taste is sweet with a little roast and some light bitterness. Medium bodied and slick texture. Smooth and delicious! Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2012
750mL bottle. Poured deeper brown with a well-retained dark tan head. The aroma picked up lots of sweet, roasty cocoa and vanilla.. some tart, oaky accents.. some earthy accents.. mixed fruit really deep down. The flavor opened with sour chocolate and oak notes, with warm, sweeter cocoa, vanilla, and lesser coffee behind.. dry earth and leafy bitterness plus fairly bright oaky/metallic sourness around.. finished with more cocoa, a touch of tobacco, metallic sourness, and alcohol warmth. Heavier-bodied with thick carbonation on the palate.. I really enjoyed the chocolate, but the sourness seemed out of place and overly pervasive.