alexsdad06 (10428) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Draft @ Holy Grale on Zwanze Day. Pours black with a small soapy head. The aroma was dark chocolate, roasted malts, black coffee, tar with a subtle dark fruit note. The flavor had dark roasted malts, chocolate, black coffee, dark fruits, char and a hint of alcohol. Very smooth, perhaps a touch softer than I expected. This became more complex with warming. daleharshman (1064) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle 470 of 2040 (red wax). "Brewed on 30 April 2010." 11.2 ounce bottle purchased a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($9.79). Pours a cola black color with one finger of dark brown foam. Aroma of charred malts, leather, fudge brownies, and stewed fruits. Flavor of dense rich fudge, tarry cigarettes (a guess...I don’t smoke!), nutty espresso, and some sticky dark fruit. The flavor is a nice mixture of sweetness and the smoky-burnt elements. Full bodied with a creamy and rather heavy mouthfeel. The big ABV is well hidden here. Very nice impy stout. (472, 663) MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2012
Botte. Looks great, black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark fruit and sone chocolate. Flavour is more of the same. Really well balanced. Amazing. ddemmingjr (800) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2012
beer from BuckeyeSammy:401 of 2000: pours motor oil brownish black, zero head. nose of chocolate, coffee, nutty earth tones.rich. coffee and nuts malts, chocolate and coffee bitterness on a long finish. alcohol well hidden. this beer can be aged forever... BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2012
No head whatsoever. Looks like soy sauce. Aroma of dark chocolate covered fruit. No carbonation at all. Beer soup. Alcohol hidden until the lingering sweet burn on the back end of my palate. Chocolate, cocoa, a little bit of dark fruit. Very thick mouthfeel. Coats your mouth with dark chocolate.
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mark1969 (38) - edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2012
Superb coffee aroma with hint of hazelnut . Good espresso flavours . With gentle carbonation on the tongue . The head retention is prefect . The hop profile was very easy on the mouth . italianjohn (3139) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Black pour little brown hue tan head ... aroma of burnt coffee, very roasted, light dark chocolate and some licorice ... taste of burnt coffee beans, heavily roasted, light licorice, dark chocolate and a slight soy sauce with bitter hops leading to a dry roasted bitter hoppy finish .... mouthfeel is thick and oily ... abv hidden pretty well ... great looking beer lived up to the hype kathouse (1893) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Pours a deep garrett with a thin wispy head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Flavors have wood, dark fruit and toasted malts. Fruit lingers in the finish. No spice. Mild to no hop bitterness. Mortlach (2347) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 18, 2012
25/04/2011 Ma che siete venuti a fà (handpump). Nera, scura e densa, impenetrabile, con riflessi color tonaca di frate, schiuma abbondante, cremosa, color cappuccino. Aroma intenso di malto tostato, vaniglia, cioccolato e caffè. In bocca risulta dolciastra, con un retrogusto amarognolo caffettoso. Corpo medio, quasi pieno, consistenza oleosa, carbonazione soft. Ottima, ma un po’ troppo dolce e stucchevole alla lunga. Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours very deep black with fizzy tan head. Strong aromas of mocha, vanilla, black pepper and maybe spice, such as cinnamon. Fronts up with salty, bacon flavours, which transform deliciously into more coffee and nutmeg, with notes of dark mocha on the finish. Has an effervescent fizz and is remarkably drinkable. This is a really, really, damn good beer.