JaBier (7806) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown pour with no head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit and band-aid. Malt and raspberry flavor giving way to smokiness before a roasty finish. drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
12oz bottle shared by cbfobes, June 2014. Black pour, mild tan head, minimal lacing. Booze is definitely there in the aroma, roasty, abrasive, almost acidic in a way, dark chocolate and coffee.... meh. Nutty flavor, almost buttery, chocolate, acidity present, roast, coffee, more of the booziness. Meh. kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bought this almost a year ago. Finally getting to it. Dark black body. Smokey sweet cocoa aroma. Sweet lightly smoked taste. Some chocolate flavors. Hint of caramel and maple. fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle, aged 1 year. Pours black with quite the strong aroma of dark chocolate, black licorice and booze. Taste is licorice, red fruit, dark chocolate. Big and boozy. BrownALEx (457) - Portland, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Aged one year. Deep dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is very robust. Smells of chocolate, malt and smoke. Taste is very smokey with hints of dark fruit and chocolate. Palate is full bodied. Overall a great stout, the 13% is hidden well but the effects are still there. Glad I aged it.
kaser (6214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Black pour from 12oz bottle from trade, at home, bottle share w/ Paws. Off white head. Licorice, cocoa, and cherry aroma. Vanilla, raspberry, cocoa nibs, and roasty. Tons going on with this gem. Delicious. Christpuncher (3109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2014
This is a complex beer. Smells bourbony and smokey. Smokey chocolately cherry notes in this one. Pours black in color with a tan head. Has a smokey flavor that lasts.
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Bottle shared by a Lowry brother - thanks again! Pours a deep brown color with a tan head that mostly settles in the form of bigger bubbles around the edge. Notes of tobacco, chocolate, black olives, earth, roast, and some citrusy and spicy hops. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a very earthy mouthfeel. Lacks the roast and body of a 13% imperial stout; drinks more like a chocolaty, earthy imperial porter with about 8% ABV. tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Had while watching beer is dark episode #DHN . Nose is sweet, chocolate, coffee, dark is the word. Mouthfeel is a touch thin, but has a depth to it. Flavours are big but the booze is well disguised . Thanx to Jake and Wiggs for sharing ! Looking forward to the second bottle with some age.
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Bottle from mike. Very dark. Minimal head. Very strong dark fruit flavor. Has a red wine dryness. Medium thickness, not sure I believe the 13%