merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark and inky, like three year old motor oil. Little lacing. Aroma is bold and roasty, cocoa, walnuts, roasted coffee, dark fruit composte, and a hint of anise. Full bodied in the mouth with subtle carbonation. Chewy caramel, creamy chocolate, dark fruits, bitter roasty notes of coffee, and a touch of anise. Nicely complex with hardly a hint of the big alcohol. Some subtle hops bitterness in the finish. An excellent impy stout.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
through trade with brewblackhole. The color was chocolate/black. The head was dark tan, fizzy, and disappeared quickly. The aroma was raison, molasses, alcohol, and some roast. The flavor was very complex. It was roasty, alcohol, molasses, coffee, waxy, and slight bitterness. The palate was wonderful, mild carbonation. The finish was bitter, roasty, and long-lasting.
emacgee (4652) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2009 Wanted to give this one a rerate. Poured a black brew with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, molasses, dark fruits. The flavor is very rich and complex, roasted coffee and chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, dark rum. Creamy mouthfeel and a lasting finish. Fantastic stout.
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 Black pour, strong nose of chocolate and malts, almost no head, very dark black - looks wonderful. Taste is sharp and sour, yet with a sweet subtleness. Very thick and lustrous, a great feeling in the throat. I really like this stout, one of the best!
b33r (863) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2010 Black in color with little head. Very nice strong aroma mixed of fruit and chocolate. Complex with a ton of flavors, fruity and very hoppy, a little too much hops. Also a little sour and bitter. Strong alcohol flavor was unavoidable and distracting.
MojoJojo (5) - Tolleson, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2007 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer shipped to me by Monger, Thx!
Pours a very oily, molasses type texture that leaves a slight residue on the side of the glass. Strong aroma with a good mixture of chocolate, coffee and toffee. Lies very thick on the tongue that starts a tad bitter then finished suprisingly smooth with a slight aftertaste of alcohol. Definitely reccomend this to serious stout drinkers. An opus in a bottle!
Arayaga2 (2157) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2007 Opaque oily black with nice chocolatey colored head. Roasty bitter coffee malt and scorched caramel attack the palate from both ends. Nice thick mouthfeel with subtle carbonation. $5/12oz
llafoe (40) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2007 12 oz bottle. Batch 7740. Pours pitch black with a very slight mahogany colored head. The aroma is a sweet chocolate with some toffee. Warm to the taste, flavors of roasted coffee dominate. There is a slight hint of alcohol. Finishes dry.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2008 RE_RATE:
had this after it was aged 18 months. AND WOW what a difference it was really overly sweet when fresh, but after being cellaríd its mellowed and blended superbly i am now a huge fan of this and will be getting more for the basement!
a great stout pitch black roasted and toasted coffe malt chocolate failry creamy anbd snooth. BUT surly darkness has this and all stouts beat and thats a scientific fact!
alexanderj (3577) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black, smallish brown head. High viscosity. Aroma hops, chocolate, malt, some sweetness, alcohol and some light fruit. Initial reaction was wow...this beer is intense. Not for the novice beer drinker by any means. First thing I noticed after that was the creamy mouthfeel. Strong roasted malt, a little sweet, and a burning ending. Really a beer you have to keep sipping..for all the flavors to come out. Licorice, chocolate, hops.