craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2014
22 oz. bottle, big thanks to Chris for this one! Deep black pour, smallish but pretty tan head. Nose and flavor are lovely, with good roasted bitterness to balance out nice sweet chocolate, black licorice, hints of cherry and plum. Not as rich or complex as something like Expedition, but lots going on, and not overwhelming. Really well done. brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Black body, scantily clad lace all over my glass. Smooth, silky roasted malts. Viscous body carries everything well. Damn, I really enjoy this. jbruner (5287) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG grand tasting! Pours a thick black with bubbly brown head and light lace. Aroma is interesting, dark fruitiness on top of roast, taste follows. Good carbonation and a thick mouth. Very nice beer. Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting. Pours black-brown with a foamy beige head. The nose has burnt wood, whiskey, dark fruits, mild chocolate. Medium sweet flavor, boozy, some dry chocolate. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Modest warmth to finish, some baking cocoa, light warmth. Pretty decent balance. Nice beer. BeerandBlues2 (13814) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, dates, prunes, smoke earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, dark fruits, tartness, medium hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! Dark brown, slightly red color, though mostly clear. Thin light brown head. Couple ropes and dots of lace. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Medium to bigger body. Good dark roast, light dark chocolate flavors, hint of dark fruit. Nice longer roasty bitter aftertaste. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Alcohol pretty well blended. Impressive imperial stout. icehawk (876) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Draft. Inky black pour. Aroma of dark chocolate, and hint of smokiness. Nice, medium body, smooth mouthfeel with a very slight bitterness. Dfonorow (2274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Pour is close to black, with some coffee colored edges. Small tan head. Aroma is sticky - roasted malts, charred wood, musty, caramel. Flavor is extremely roasty with some dark fruits and vanilla in the finish. Tastes like an oatmeal stout mixed with a smoked ale, strange. koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
22 oz bomber. Pours a lighter only black with medium sized dark khaki head. The head fades down to a thin layer, and leaves a spotty lace on the glass. The aroma is got some great pieces to it. Vanilla, some espresso, a hint of chocolate, and a little booziness to go along with it. The vanilla and a roast malt are prominent on the lead of the taste, and then it fades into a bit of the espresso, keeping the roastyness. It finishes a bit dry, and a touch thin, but overall, it's a very solid beer
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Bomber at my place with group. Pours black with grey head. Aroma if whiskey, barrel, malt, chocolate. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, delicious. Finish is long and bourbon. Mouthfeel is mediumish.