travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is dark, brown to black in color, and has a beige head. The smell is roasty, coffee, malts, and chocolate. The taste is sweet, malts, roasty, and coffee. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours black, with a dark, toffeeish hue, pale tan head, quickly reduced, with a persistent skim. Spotty lacing. Nose is surprisingly creamy, like coffee cream, or half-and-half, I think I would notice this even if I weren’t looking for it. Otherwise a rather dense, and I might say numb nose, even when approaching room temperature. Restrained roast, coffee, and cocoa, with a nice smoky note that is to me the hallmark of this beer’s nose, along with the dairy. Palate is big and well-balanced, with roast barley, nippy acidity, and dark fruit. Pleasant, but I was hoping for more out of this beer. ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Pours a deep black with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and milk chocolate. Flavor is dark malt, milk chocolate some roast. Big mouth coating creamy mouthfeel. Nice imperial stout. pintbypint (3921) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
500ml brown bottle. Deep brown/black colour. Brown head is compact, slightly creamy, leaves little lacing. Nose has some noticable alcohol right off the bat, below that is some chocolate malt. Robust roasted malt bitterness, chewy, light coffee, dark choclate, pretty dry, some minor alcohol notes in the finish. Roasty, bitter aftertase. Has a finely carbonated body that is a bit light in the mouth for an impy stout. Overall, pretty good, not as rich as some impys out there, but worth drinking. TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2009
It takes a while to get the aroma, the head is large and thick and surprisingly resilient. When you do get it its a dark, almost smokey malt. Dark with just a few hairs of brownish on the square edges where the light can get through. Strong and solid dark malt flavour engulfs your mouth and goes all the way to your stomach. after you get a few sips in the 9% warms you up a bit. Or maybe its -25 out. a bit of a bubby from that tastes like malt lingers on your throat. kind of weird. A very sturdy stout, flavour starts to become more pointed as you get into it. I think thats the lactose flavour. alcohol becomes more apparent in the flavour.
punkska101 (2191) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2015 Originally rated in 2009 A: roasty, chocolate, dark caramel, light coffee app: pitch black small beige head t/p: full body sweet and medium long finish with a touch of roastiness at the end. Velvety texture. O: the lactose helps making the beer smooth. It’s a little too smooth for my taste. The alcohol is barely noticeable. Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 16, 2009
Bottle at Volo nimbleprop (8922) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Appearance: dark brown look , mid beige look , presentable. 4-
Nose: creamy , smoky ,with brown malts , dry alcohol , hint of vanilla.
Flavor/Palate : mid bodied , dry roasty feel. Good character noted , bit alcoholic with hints of smoke.
Bottle shared at the DC Local tasting. Pours an opaque, viscous black with a foamy beige head. Nose has chocolate, spices, cinnamon with some light toast. There’s almost a dustiness to the nose. Flavor is chocolate, toast, nutty. Heavy and thick in the mouth with a lactic feel. VertBaconStrips (2422) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - DEC 13, 2009
Poured out a near black brew, one that seemed to ooze out of the bottle neck producing almost half a glass of foamy medium-dark brown cap that sticks pretty good to the glass with all the messy, silty lacing. Interesting aroma - in the way that has me wondering how much I will like this beer. I didn’t have to search for the aroma in my glass. Milky, medium chocolate of the non bitter variety, mild yet forward roast, good nutty quality, there is an undertone spice here... cinnamon? licorice? and a hint of hops... either way, this spice gives this beers aroma a soft pat on the bottom that it needs to keep from being boring. After sneaking a taste I realized that this beer doesn’t match bluesy Zeppelin one bit. Tons of chocolate on the first taste, a creamy milk chocolate, one that was made with an extra squirt of syrup, large roasted malts (ones that kind of remind me of a sweet bock I had recently), dark fruit, a hint.. maybe a hint of coffee. Goes back smooth, minor carbonation, pretty damn thick stuff, leaves a long lingering aftertaste of burnt sugar. The bitterness is amazingly faint. More fruit and toffee show up near the bottom of my glass. Never noticed the 9%. I don’t see ever buying this again as this type of flavour comes across too sweet for my liking. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2009
50cl bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Medium tan head, black body with brown edges, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, roast, some raisin, light burnt, cinnamon. Medium body, light effervescence.