asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2012TH28 (447) - - JUN 9, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2012 Bottle. Pours a thick dark black with an espresso colored head. Aroma is dark cherries, espresso, black licorice, roasted malts, burnt sugar and hints of alcohol. Taste is dark chocolate and coffee. Getting hints of licorice and dark cherries and roasted/smoked malts. On the palate the beer provides a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness, lingering roasted coffee at the end. Nice carbonation, definitely not syrupy at all. Impressive beer!
22oz bottle. 7/2/16 bottle date. Appearance: Black, opaque, with a deep muddy brown colored head. Much darker than typical for the style, reminiscent of a Hershey bar.
Aroma: Molasses, dark chocolate, light roast, and a noticeable sherry and soy sauce like aroma. A touch of oxidation.
Taste: Deep, rich malt sweetness thatís heavy in dark chocolate and a light roasted coffee. A touch of molasses , dark fruit, and sherry, with a fairly strong bitterness that counters the intense maltiness.
Mouthfeel: Thick bodied, syrupy, and a very light carbonation. Very heavy.
Finish: Dark chocolate and syrupy molasses linger with some sherry and dark fruit. Roast is barely noticeable
Overall: This beer has nearly a year on it, and a sherry oxidation is noticeable. Beyond that, this is a very heavy, syrupy RIS with sting dark chocolate and molasses with just enough bitterness to prevent it from being cloying. Relatively light on the roastiness. Very good RIS, but seems like 6mths of age would be better than a full yr Ahuth (567) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Bottle. Pours thick motor oil. The aroma is huge chocolate, toffee and hints of vanilla. Palate is creamy awesome the taste is huge. Big espresso chocolate. Roasty toffee. Some dark fruits show when warming up. nutjes (847) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2017
66cl-fles van bij Bierhalle Deconinck te Vichte. U: Zwart met een donkerbruine schuimkraag. G: Vanille, chocolade, mango (?!) en melasse. S: Zoet met een stevige moutbitterheid. Vanille, geroosterd, hazelnoot. Lekker! M: Volmondig, sticky en weinig carbonatie. VDuquerroux (1639) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - MAY 22, 2017
Bottle, 1 pint 6 fl.oz. @Naintrť, France with my dad. A sparkling black beer with a small beige foamy head ; medium retention ; ok lacing. Roasty black chocolate and coffee waves interspersed with vanilla notes. Medium round sweet, light warming baseline ; light to medium dry bitter. Full body, oily texture,soft carbonation,chocolate lasting finish. Overall, awesome ! Delicious :) JHeath99 (1678) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours an opaque black with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma and taste of coffee, some spice, roasted malts.
SQUIDMAN (1) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2017 does not count
Should say Espresso, overall would rate higher but a little bitter and way overpriced!!!!!! kraddel (7779) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2017
Bottled august 20th 3013.
Pours black dark brown head. Smell is soy sauce, burnt malts. Bit sweet. Very oaty. Taste is full, bit bitter, very burnt , oaty, very roasty. Mild boozy. Nice. sjogro (3921) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2017
Shared from bottle at kermisís, side by side with vanilla-hazlenut. Massive thanks. Black with no head. Abyss deep roasted chocolate malts, molasses, tar, dark chocolate, coconut. Big sweet and moderate bitter. Full body, soft carbonation, very juicy and almost chewey texture. Crazy nice. Deep roast. Maakun (5370) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2017
Bottle shared thanks to mariuspoenari. Black with barely any head. Strong molasses, dark chocolate, lots of blackberries, blueberries, lots of licorice, leather, tobacco, walnuts. Quite sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied with thick molasses feel and barely any carbonation. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle at Jezís Bday. Fucking good looking beer. The mouth feel was what stood out most for me in this. Thick and oily almost enveloping the mouth and super creamy with that bitter bite on the finish which I really enjoy. This isnít a crazy Imperial Stout by any means but what Cigar City have done here is just nail this style all round with balance and depth. Great beer