M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My new favorite non-barrel-aged imperial stout. Huge and sooo smooth. Rich layers of espresso, fudge, plumbs, smoke, beef jerkey, syrup...may as well stop there. Not only does this pack about every note I’ve ever tasted in the style, it’s incredibly smooth. Every layer transitions into the next in perfect harmony. Then there’s the silky smooth, massive, coating body with just enough drying bitterness to pull everything through. Jesus, this is good.
Beachmaster (512) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2017
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draught. Pours black, with a large tan head that lasts, leaving good lacing. Nose is dark malt and cocoa, and the taste follows. Deep, rich flavor, with a creamy mouth feel and long finish. Very clean taste. The epitome of an imperial stout. Outstanding.
Advocate_Ames (621) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black soft foaming head that leaves a ring around my glass. The aroma is of licorice, tobacco, toffee, smoke, and a good roasted scent. Taste is smooth and of warming booze. I picked up on a pleasant roasted grain bitterness, sweet sugary taste, chocolate, and dark fruit. This is a really well balanced brew. Overall a great brew. It was drinkable, had a good aftertaste, flavorful, and a well balanced high abv beverage. I would buy/drink this again.
Fujimo2000 (143) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2017
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown/black with a dissipating head. Aroma is Brandy, chocolate and cinnamon. The finish pretty dry.
LearninBeer (545) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2017
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The aroma is licorice, a little bubblegum, clove. Pours black with dark tan head mostly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium/full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter and long. Hints of coffee, a very good stout!!
nearbeer (5234) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2017
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
33 cl. bottle with no date evident. Jet black with a thin ring of cream. Smell is cocoa nibs, caramel, soy, piquant green herb and char. Tastes of cocoa, toffee, soy, espresso and charred oak. Long finish has some smoke and sea salt. Heavy body is silky smooth with low carbonation and a dangerously drinkable balance, with nary a hint of the 12 %.
italianjohn (3068) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, motor oil type pour almost no head just a light ring of tan head and light striped/spotty lacing.... aroma of fudge, light smoke, roasted malts, dark fruits, light coffee and light tobacco ...... taste of light smoke, roasted malts, tobacco, dark fruits, fudge, light coffee, and some warming booze .... has a soft and slick/oily mouthfeel, balanced and well put together .... finish has a light bitter bite, roasted malts and lingering dark fruits and some tobacco
klm1 (1412) - Bled/SF, - JAN 29, 2017
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black oily with creamy brown head. Aroma: roasted grain, dark malts, molasses, dark fruits esters, sherry-like notes in the background. Flavor: roasted grain, dark malts, hint of smoked, ash, molasses, sherry-like alcohol note, finish is dry, body full, texture silky, carbonation is medium.
nealblind (1811) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 13, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown. Aroma soy, fudge, slight berries. tastes smoke, slight chili pepper spice. earthy.
PugUglyBrewer (523) - - JAN 7, 2017
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I’m expecting this to be on tap in heaven. One of the most chewy full bodied stouts I have had. Dense and opaque black color with dark chocolate fudge, burnt sugar, rich caramel, and light roast characters. Excellent.
vtafro (7433) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, fudge and sweet aromas. Flavors are chocolate fudge, sweet, roasted and vanilla tones.