patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle. Split with Vinnie, James, and Tom. Courtesy of Vinnie. Pours dark , deep opaque brown. with no lacing. Aroma of brandy, coconut, dark chocolate, soft savory cheese, and some pinot noir. Flavor is chocolate and very vinious, sour notes. Tart palate for an imperial stout. Tastes more like an Angel’s Share aged in Pinot Noir barrels. Great beer. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Bomber from Craft. Pours oily, thick, and jet black, with minimal head. Nose is heavy rich dark malt, cacao, oaky bourbon, molasses, anise, hazelnut. Tastes thick, rich, complex, with dark malt, cacao, and anise up front, mid-palate hazelnut, prune, port and a thick complex finish. This one is great. I didn’t like it quite as much as the regular version, but enjoyed it greatly. GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Pours an inky black with almost no head. Lovely aroma of vanilla, coffee, toffee and cocoa. The taste is complex, featuring hops, carmel, coffee, malts, chocolate and vanilla all blending together exceedingly well. The palate is thinner than I would have liked but is exceedingly smooth and mild given the high alcohol content. egajdzis (6827) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, wood, pinot, dark fruits, anise, coffee, and sherry. Taste of dark chocolate, roast, light smoke, vanilla, wine barrel, more anise, and light alcohol in the finish. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown/black, with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, wine, roasted malt, vanilla, and dark fruit. Flavor is wine, chocolate, roasted malt, oak, coffee, and a little alcohol. Carbonation is low and body is medium.
Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Aroma of licorice, tart dark chocolate, and caramel. Pours black with very little film. Taste is smooth and roasty. Mostly cocoa and coffee coming through. Great ris. Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 5, 2012
22 ounce bottle thanks to Kerry. The aroma is coco, berry, slight wood, some alcohol. The flavor is berry, chocolate, woody, and roasted malts. A nice dry finish, making it easy to drink. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2013
This one poured a medium to darker brown color with a biege head. Aroma was of a good bit of red wine, with some light roast and dark chocolate. Flavor owas oak, red wine, medium roast and chocolate covered cherries. Red wine and stout blended to perfection in this one. mikem409 (2032) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. Black color thong bubbly head. Aroma is big barrel chocolate
Taste is bold dark chocolate with bigger oak wood. hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2011
22oz bottle. Very dark brown power, almost black, with a small sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, vanilla, lots of oaky / woodiness, coffee, and lighter Pinot. Tastes of Pinot (more than aromas), vanilla, roast, chocolate, ashes, and wood. Softer body with alcohol hidden.