dmac (6259) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
12oz bottle from gimmethefunk, thanks Pat. Pours a pitch black dense silky midnight black under a smaller foamy light beige creamy head. Aroma is a little weak or maybe my cold is kicking back in, notes of burnt marshmallows, dark bakers chocolate, vanilla extract, dark toast. Full body, soft carbonation, average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor of dry pudding skins, vanilla cake, dry soy sauce, cola, tobacco, dry plywood and dark bakers chocolate shavings. Decent. stoutgap (61) - Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2015
12oz bottle to sniffter, small light brown rapidly diminishing head,dark murky brown.Light aroma of chocolate and earth,with a hint of prune.Medium to full bodied with average carbonation for style, with a bitter finish. Long lasting flavor with moderate sweetness,the alcohol is well hidden in the nose and mouth.Other than alcohol this might make a good session RIS. Terp1977 (63) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Great dark color. This one was aged 11 months and has a ton of head. Not sure how it would compare out of tap. Good beer
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Nearly black, dark brown head. Hints of molasses up front, bitter chocolate, coffee, vanilla, licorice. Pretty nice beer. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle: Looks lighter & thinner than you’d expect an 11% ABV imperial stout to look... Deep brown, more black towards the center. Thin khaki head fades quickly to a bubbly collar. Aroma of mild cocoa beans, charcoal, ash, black licorice, & faint soy. Light sweetness balanced with a hefty roast. Flavor is very cocoa forward. Think ashy, burnt cocoa beans... If that makes sense? Very roasty, ashy, & charred with a big charcoal essence, however balanced by a strong, nutty chocolate flavor, semisweet with a slight creaminess. A hint of black licorice & some lingering dark cocoa char in the aftertaste. Mouth feel is kind of upsetting, a little thin & almost... chalky? Otherwise, this is one of the best things Atwater makes, methinks.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours from 12 oz bottle an opaque dark brown with a solid blanket of dense light brown head. Aroma consists of moderate-strong cocoa powder, moderate caramel, vanilla, plum & raisins with a touch of espresso. Flavour consisted of big milk chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, cream, coffee, slight fruit, earth, and light smoke. Very small roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, vanilla, cream, coffee, and roasted malt on the finish for a good bit. Big malty flavors with good balance; and no cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and thick mouthfeel that is nice. Really enjoyable. lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Pours dark brown. light for a RIS. Smell is roasty, chocolate fudgy, sweet. taste is ashy, burnt dark bitter roast. thin body for the style. Not terrible but i’m not enjoying it either. katrinaez (2014) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Amazed that the abv is so high. Not a shock to mouth for imperial stout. The slight smoke ending is great, it is the vanilla bean beginning that makes this creamy dessert. You don?t have to enjoy an imperial to like this. Bottle NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Black pour with a beige head. Aromas of roasted malts and cocoa. Big roasted malt flavors follow with notes of chocolate and coffee. Abv is well-hidden. Not quite as robust as I would have liked but still good. bth122 (1555) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle. Black color. Smaller head. Aroma of cocoa and roasted malt. Some chewy texture. Medium heavy body. Creamy texture. Low carbonation. Alcohol is hidden. A tasty treat!
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