camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Dark Chocolate and coffee nose, palate similar with added licorice and major roasted malts. Hops are welcome addition. Well done That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2013
22 oz bomber split with TheRon. Badass label contributed to why I picked it up for sure. Pours pitch black with a tan head that sticks around. Quite the astringent beer. Makes it difficult to drink. I’m seeing people commenting on the burnt character, but giving it a 4.1... Aroma is initially ethyl acetate, burnt wood, some green apple, and for the first time ever I’m smelling something like hand lotion. Flavor is similar to a cigarette put out in a granny smith apple. Borderline drain pour... Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate molasses, chocolate, roast, fruit, light black licorice, citrus, and some faint burnt notes. It pours a dark brown with no transparency. It has a two finger light brown head that slowly fades to a thin film. There is some spotty webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate and light molasses. The finish has black licorice, citrus hops, roast, light smoke, and alcohol. It’s medium bodied with a somewhat soft carbonation and mouthfeel. DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
One of the best imperial stouts i’ve had in a long time, on tap at yard house in newport beach, amazing. jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Keg @ Sedona. Deep brown with a small head. The nose is rocky road ice cream, rich cocoa, cream. Marshmallow. Invitingly earthy sweetness. The taste is toasted salted peanuts. Rich. Ashy malts. Mild acidic coffee ground. Dark chocolate. Quite nutty really. Hot finish. Full body, oily. Overall, pretty solid.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Pours heavy black with a couple fingers tanish head.
Smell huge red fruits and ash.
Taste smooth chocolate, roast, and a bit of vanilla.
Coating, viscus, and big bodied.
Solid RIS, not amazing Nopain52 (3) - - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Draft. Very dark, not quite black. Short duration head. Standard RIS scent. Taste is burnt malt , coffee, alcohol, dried fruit. Bitter finish, but not a hop bitterness. Didn’t get chocolate or vanilla or hops. Just tastes burnt. I thought I’d love it. I didn’t.
Revisit. Multiple repeat tastings (couldn’t believe I didn’t love it)
If I challenge (saturate) my taste buds first with, for instance, a Yeti (my favorite), the B. Unidragon becomes a very sweet and very pleasant RIS and I almost prefer it. If I start with it, I dislike it because of the ’burnt’ taste. After a Yeti, it meets all my expectations. Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Thick, syrupy black. Tons of roast coffee and black malt on the nose, with a touch of smoke. Very similar flavor profile, a huge roast barley
Component as well. drjay44 (3711) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2013
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, beige head, with some lacing,over an opaque, black (SRM 45) body, which has tremendous legs....nose is heavy coffee, lighter chocolate, hints of dried fruits including raisin, plum, light floral hop spice.....taste is heavy coffee, with chocolate tones, light plum, raisin, hints of licorice, minimal hop spice, ending with a heavy hop bitterness......mouth feel thick, creamy, lightly sticky, slightly astringent, alcohol warmth present, carbonation makes a creamy ending. This is a huge beer. The alcohol is remarkably subtle and well hidden considering its level. The malt and hop backbones are nicely complex and balanced, but dominate the yeast aromas and flavors. The ABV is a bit high for the style. This will age well. BJCP 8/3/17/5/7 bowlnman1990 (94) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Aroma: hippy, chocolate, maybe a hint of vanilla. App: black and thick tan head. Taste: vanilla and coffee, charcoal. Palate: full mouth but creamy. Pretty short though.