hitemwitthehein (20) - - NOV 15, 2017 KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The pour was jet black with an average sized (1-2 finger) medium brown rocky head that diminished slowly down to a few puddles of residue left floating on top, which allowed some nice sheeting of lace on the glass.
The aroma was robust and tantalizing with roasted black malts, a mild resin hop and a bitter leathery yeast with notes of bitter-sweet chocolate, molasses, dark roasted coffee, a smidgen of dark fruit and a nice dose of alcohol.
The taste was boldly malty and lightly sweet with notes of chocolate and molasses at first and finished with a nice bitter mocha coffee flavor and had a smooth alcohol ending. The flavor stuck around for a nice long time letting the alcohol fade and the mocha coffee taste linger on.
Mouthfeel was thick and full in body and creamy, oily and a bit dry in texture with a nice lively carbonation.
Overall a superbly blended brew that combines a great chocolate and coffee flavor, with a nice alcohol warming sensation.
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2017 ABV - 10
.Appearance: Jet black motor oil, nice frothy dark tan head. Head doesn't retain for long. A great looking stout in the glass.
.Aroma: Roasted malt, licorice, dark fruits, slight booze.
.Taste: Upfront roasted malt sweetness, very powerful Taste that intensifies through the finish. Slight bitterness on the end. Notes of dark fruit, licorice, cocoa, coffee beans.
.Palate: Rich creamy Mouthfeel. Very little carbonation. Medium to full body. Warming.
.Well made imperial stout - Looks awesome in the glass, with a pleasant aroma of sweet roasted malt to match. Tastes great, very intense flavor with a long finish. The alcohol is not completely hidden, but it has a very warming quality about it on the palate. Not much chocolate flavor in this 'chocolate stout,' enjoyable none the less. B+ GarageBrewer80 (601) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2017 Flaska från SB. Svart kulör med brun skumkrona. Svag doft av choklad och rostat bröd. Mediumsöt, vinös och lätt bitter munkänsla. Smak av kakao, mörk choklad, bittert kaffe, rostat bröd och röda vinbär. george_sanchez (36) - - NOV 9, 2017
Big fan of this stout, but I also like sweet stouts so drinker beware. Sweet roasted malts, caramel, coffee - all the things you are looking for. Pours dark brown, lasting head, again... sweet. One beer at max, but very enjoyable. Hopper8 (241) - Holland, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2017
I'm not about this gummy mouth feel thing going on in stouts right now. It just tastes like sugar and it is gummy. No thank you Murrow (111) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2017
Pours inky black with minimal, light brown head. Sweet malt aroma, caramel, roasted malt. Flavor is sweet malt, hints of roast coffee and chocolate. Rich mouthfeel. Bittersweet, warming finish. Light carbonation. A very potent sweet stout.
lunka01 (6) - - NOV 2, 2017 does not count
bread, roasty, coffee, earthy, black, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, brandy cools (27) - antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2017
Complex beer with different nuances of aroma and taste very well balanced out. U can taste them all separatly without one being dominant , lasting enjoyable aftertaste. Definately a very good beer. Nice surprise. coachd (930) - Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Smells roasty with distinct dark chocolate notes and slight booze. Looks magnificent - midnight black with a dense brown head. Taste follows the aroma with a welcome addition of oak and a hop bite in the aftertaste. Palate is not thick but it is smooth with more carbonation than expected but it works. This is good; reminds me of Bell's Expedition Stout. I'm throwing a few bottles in the cellar and I predict that they will age very well. balloonbuffoon (601) - - OCT 16, 2017
12floz bottle, winter 2017 edition, ~$1.75 unit price, pint glass. Appears nearly black in color and a small layer of head. Mmm...chocolatey, toasted graham cracker, and brown sugar are abundantly noted as aromas and flavors.Sweet on the tip and roasty in the finish, the palate is full and has bold character. I really enjoyed this a decade ago, and I do still today - which it has recently been made available to me locally. gregwilsonstl (2660) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2017
chocolate. Kind of like a chocolate soda.
Fairly thin. Tasted at TWCP w carter.