GregMooreNH (385) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2018
Pours thick, black as night and headless. Aroma is bourbon, roast and chocolate. Taste is an explosion of sweet chocolate, warming to rich roast and dark coffee. Finish is sweet, smooth bourbon. An incredibly tasty imperial stout. colui72 (1188) - HONG KONG - DEC 16, 2017
Pours pitch black, creamy, with a large beige head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla and bourbon. Tastes sweet and bitter, with a strong roasted note, burnt bitterness, wood, bourbon, leather, tobacco, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and ripe dark fruits, very well hidden booze. Full bodied, smooth, long finish. Very rich and tasty ale. Excellent. Beerdedone (3496) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2017
Bottle. Pours oily black with a thin tan/brown head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor was rich and smooth with dark chocolate, bourbon, coffee, oak, vanilla and subtle caramel. nickd717 (5008) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2017
Draft at Sunset Grill and Tap in Boston. Black with a one finger tan head. Aroma is nice, intense, bourbon, molasses, anise, coffee. Flavor is also quite strong, big and boozy, dark chocolate and coffee, lots of bourbon. Slight bitterness. Full body, hot, slick, low carbonation. Very flavorful, even if it lacks some finesse. TheBeerGod (6292) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Bottle. Black pour with a short brown head. Aroma is boozy with vanilla, light chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruit notes. Taste is roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, booze and candy bars. Body is medium with a dense, creamy carbonation and moderate stickiness. Light warmth to this as well. Ends with a smoky malt flavor along with chocolate, vanilla, candy bars, booze, hints of peaty Scotch and roasted malt.
rougeau13 (3300) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2017
Bottle. Black with a short light brown head. Aroma of bourbon barrel, roast, charcoal, and a hint of chocolate covered cherry. Tastes rich and sweet, very roasty, lightly bitter. Full bodied and smooth. Well done. Tmoney99 (15217) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2017
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with a moderate frothy tan head that diminished slowly and produced sticky legs and good lacing. Good toasted chocolate malt aroma. Copious body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Complex dark stout flavor with a solid dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very well balanced complex stout. This is a solid beer. alexsdad06 (11392) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2017
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Nine Giant crew. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki head that disappeared quickly. The aroma and flavor have big dark roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, ash, in line with most of their other imperial stouts, bigger, over the top, I think it still carries the abv nicely. b3shine (9339) - Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Bomber to snifter (bottled on 02/02/17; shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a fairly opaque very dark (almost dull black) cola with darker beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, vanilla, roast, and oak. Tastes like it smells with some piney hops as well. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and pleasantly bitter. Enjoyable. ClarkVV (7050) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2017
Bottled 1/30/17 and shared by Chalameaux on 5/20/17.
Inky black monstrosity with an immediately-dispersing ring of tan bubbles.
Ashy, heavily black malt and roasted barley-centric nose is at least free from any pine or grapefruit-like hop character. Strong pepper-like phenols mix with strong alcohol and other intense esters. I guess it’s not overly fudgey, if we’re trying to say something nice.....
Ashy again, with just a phenomenally intense roasted barley character that shows tobacco, dry cocoa powder and baker’s chocolate. Big bready notes as well show a bit of a dearth of base malt influence here and the alcohol runs rampant as is the norm for CS. Soy and caramel linger on the finish, as well, and the carbonation is low, lightly loose.