TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013trapped (3086) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 22, 2017
Nice example of a Imperial Stout. Very drinkable even with a 12% ABV. A distinct flavor doesn’t stand out and that’s not bad thing. By that I mean there is not a chocolate, coffee or a roasted flavor that is singularly dominating. It just means it is a beer that is well rounded and crafted very well. Really balanced for an Imperial Stout.
Draught & Top Hops. Opaque dark brown with smallish foamy tan head, mocha aroma, medium carbonation, bitter chocolate taste generously laced with alcohol, thick body, long bitter finish with mocha. The alcohol bite is too obvious, could be much better. migwell (365) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Probably would not have bought this if the ABV was in evidence on the bottle. It is not and I’m being sideswiped by yet another 12 percenter this month (Aventinus Eisbock, Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad). Poured into an oversized wine goblet, very dark brown with a thin, persistent light brown head. Chocolaty malt aroma. Fairly new bottle, doesn’t seem barrel aged nor does it claim to be. This tastes like a liquid chocolate pastry, light on the sweetness and heavy on the dark chocolate. Not really tasting the booze, yet I feel as if, when I exhale, I could light up my breath with a match. Medium heavy body with a slight bitterness at the finish. Decent Imperial but nothing special. GenDV138 (7201) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2017
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Black with tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee, cocoa, light vanilla, malt. Tastes of big roasty notes, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa, light caramel, sweet roasted coffee, malt. Medium body with a dry finish. Tasty, well masked alcohol. ffaoe (780) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2017
deep malty, coffee, and faint chocolate aromas. pitch black in color with nice long lasting brown head. taste is strongly of roasted barley, coffee, and chocolate. almost a creamy finish, lingering coffee notes. cobaink2 (668) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Roasty malts and dark chocolate with a bit of dark roast coffee. Really nice and warm. Not sure if this is indeed 12 percent but if it is it hides it quite well.
mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2016
12 oz. bottle, pours a jet black with a small but substantial brown head. Aroma is robust, with tons of rich roasted malt upfront, followed by unsweetened dark cocoa and some boozy woody qualities in there. Flavour is rich and robust, with truckloads of roasted malt dominating, followed by more subdued notes of dark cocoa and maybe a touch of toasted caramel. Fairly low residual sweetness. Robust and very well-constructed. Excellent. zvikar (6068) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 21, 2016
Pours black with a beige to brown head, aroma of chocolate, coffee and toasted bread, flavor of chocolate coffee, toasted bread, medium bodied lownote (585) - Austin, Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Sweet malty and a little bread aroma. Light tan head that fades immediately with a very black body. Thin bodied but still very sweet. Lots of cocoa flavor in there delicious. Sweet tasting but not even a hint of cloyingness. Very good. ABUSEDGOAT (2731) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Black pour, tan head, good lace/retention. Aroma is chocolate, roast, darker fruit, grapefruit. Medium to full body, pretty straightforward flavors and well made - but not all that exciting either. BVery (10327) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Tap at Cask Republic. Dark dense pour with a smallish head. Rich aroma of roast / char and mild anise. Taste seems a little under flavored initially, but then a rich char note emerges. Not sweet. Full palate.