BlackBeerPG (629) - Darien, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Taste: Bold dark malts, dark fruit raisins, molasses, sticky, intense, boozy, some hop hidden in finish. Deep roasted malt and coffee nose. Black, opaque, and a very refined head with nice lattice. Med/Full body. Big alcohol. Blairgus (4536) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2017
4 Jan 2017, tap. (16.4%) Black. Nose is rather burnt, meaty, moderate alcohol. Ned/full body and mildly fizzy. Messy, lots of alcohol, cherry, chocolate, alcohol. Huge, intense. Awesome! Quick3Beers (1204) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Pours black from a bottle, nearly no head, what little there is is not long lasting. Aroma of cherry cordial that hasn’t been bitten into yet. Flavor, I’m picking up on apple, notes of bubblegum, molasses, a big mishmash but it’s pretty good. Boozy but not burny. Pretty good beer. darb85 (277) - Canton, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Sweet fruit and cocoa nose,a hint of booze. Black with minimal head almost no lacing. Sweet chocolate and a hint of cocaou and a slight booze warmth in finish. Off ceder hit occasionally. A bit of an alcohol build that ruins an otherwise good beer. Nice palate, if a little thin. musinj6 (506) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Aroma of pitted fruit, roasted malt, burnt sugar, hint of caramel. Moderately sweet, but countered, by warm alcohol booziness. Moderately bitter, but countered by the maltiness. Rich flavor. Medium to full body. Not quite as chewy as I’d expect. Deceptive with how strong ABV it is. Warm, smooth finish. This is a great quality brew.
Brandon1989 (656) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2017 On tap at Bru City. Pours a dark black with a thin khaki head. The aroma is vanilla, dark cherries, very dark roasted malts, bourbon barrel aged wood, and alcohol. The flavor is a great mixture of a bourbon barrel aged wood and vanilla. The alcohol is noticeable but masked quite well for the abv. This is definetly a sipper but quite enjoyable. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy. Barreras (1687) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Pours a deep dark brown color with a black licorice and woodsy aroma. Taste is initial coffee, chocolate, molasses, then a distinct alcohol burn. The ABV is very evident but good and well balanced. A nice complex nutty, chocolate Imperial Stout. Tide (3830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2017
From backlog. Draught at The Ginger Man NY. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, wood, alcohol, licorice, a bit of chocolate and dark fruits. Bitter finish with roasted malts, alcohol, wood, nuts, licorice and dark fruits. Very nice imperial stout, although the extremely high ABV doesn’t add anything to it. HoppyScallywag (339) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Wow...lots of maltiness and barley smoothness. Lots of boozing as, too. Warming, not burning, but definitely lots. Glad I tried it.
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Bottle shared with group pour opaque black with thin tan head. Nose sweet malt, red fruit, molasses, raisins, fig. Taste similar to nose with some more chocolate and red fruit flavors. Some fruit on the finish as well.