miloszd (83) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 22, 2018 OnWisconsin (140) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thick black with no light shining through, about a one finger brown sugar tanhead with perfect bubbles. Aroma was mild with just a hint of chocolate and sweetness of some mild dark fruits. Taste follows the nose exactly with the sweet fruit at the finish. A mild alcohol flavor at the end, fine with the 10.5% that is in it. Mouthfeel is very smooth and heavy, perfect all around stout.
chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty, raisin, vanilla, cacao, black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, umami, full body, sticky, slick feel, lively, abrupt finish, peponi (2137) - Strzelce Wielkie, POLAND - FEB 22, 2018
Aroma: dried red fruits, roasted dark malts, bitter chocolate, caramel.
Appearance: jet black and brown head.
Taste: medium herbal bitterness, roasted dark malts, caramel, bitter chocolate, coffee, smooth, oily, red fruits.
Palate: full body and medium carbonation.
Overall: superb RIS, smooth and rich. Bricktop86 (956) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 18, 2018
On tap black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, dark fruits, cherries, licorice and cinnamon. Taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter. rougeau13 (3302) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2018
Bottle. Black with a mocha head. Aroma of smoky roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruit, plum in particular. Roasty, decadent and moderately bitter. Full bodied and smooth. TimE (6353) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2018
Pitch black color. Amazingly deep complex nose with molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruit, toffee and caramel. The mouth shows modest roasted malt with tons of dark fruit, dark chocolate, toffee. Low carbonation. The palate is just perfect balance of bitterness and sweetness. Alcohol only shows up in the finish. Just amazing and a benchmark imperial stout. Just amazing.
balloonbuffoon (807) - - JAN 31, 2018
2009 vintage draft that is near black with nary a head in a small tulip glass, where a ganache-like fragrance airs out. Layers of chocolate noted with a slight shortbread flavor to complete the everly mellow full bodied palate. I don't recall this beer being this good when I last had it about the same year as its vintage, but this is good. MNAle (242) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2018
Bottled 8/31/17. Reviewed 1/18/18. Rich, malty, aroma; dark fruit and chocolate. Deep black color with a 1/2 inch tan-to-brown head, receding fairly slowly, leaving thick lacing down the side of the glass. Thick, creamy feel. Chocolate and dark fruit (but less fruit in the taste than in the aroma), mild start with a nicely bitter middle and finish. You can tell this is a strong beer, but the alcohol is well-controlled in the taste. Just a very slight burn in the finish. mieszal92 (503) - Gliwice, POLAND - JAN 10, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2018 Wylezakowana butelka z rynku wtórnego. Sos sojowy wyszedł w mniej przyjemna stronę niż pity przed chwilą Smuttynose BP pochodzący z tego samego źródła i będący, w domniemaniu, rówieśnikiem (?). Sporo ciała, ostra goryczka z palonosci, ale z drugiej strony jest też porządnie słodkie. Klasior. Cybuch (657) - Muszyna, POLAND - JAN 10, 2018
W aromacie mocno karmelowe, amerykanskie chmiele, slodko, troche czekolady, palone. Barwa prawie czarna, piana drobna, ladna. W smaku karmel wpadajacy w czekolade, geste, palonosc. Jest po slodkiej stronie mocy. Goryczka srednia, alkohol lekki, nie przeszkadza. Bardzo dobre piwo, przeszkadza mi tu troche ten karmel. wekker84 (2610) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2018
Bottle a black colored beer with a white-off head aroma roasted malts spicy citrus dried fruits caramel oak and hops flavor roasted malts spicy caramel citrus dark fruits dried fruits oak spicy and bitter hops