kevinsenn (2267) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
On tap. Nice chocolate aroma. Rich chocolate taste with big bitterness. Food chocolate impy. Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a pitch black color with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is big chocolate, with a solid background of roasted malts, coffee, anise. Flavor is much more on the burnt bitter roasted malts, coffee. Medium body with a lingering burnt coffee. Solid beer, although I prefer the BA version. olio (10471) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
65 cl bottle. Special release February 2014.lusikka (7819) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Pours pitch black color with a large beige head. Lots of chocolate and cocoa on the nose as expected, some coffee notes, mild vanilla too. Roasty malt flavor, chocolate, cocoa powder, mild caramel, espresso on the finish. Quite dry and refined, very nice.
650 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a small beige head. RIch mudcake aroma with molasses and licorice. Rich flavour of espresso, mudcake, strong grassy bitterness, mild fruitiness, cacao powder and bread. Full bodied. Extremely dry mouthfeel. A rather unique take on this style. Great. laiti (8508) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
65 cl bottle (9,75%) @ lusikka, ”Special release February 2014”. Thanks Jason!
tiong (7516) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Aroma has intensive chocolate tones, some sweet cocoa and hints of licorice. Flavour has dark chocolate, some tobacco, mellow ash and salty licorice tones. Rather dry palate for the style. Salty licorice tones grow stronger rather quickly and start to disturb. Nice, but I must say I expected more.
650ml bottlejc1762 (1588) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Special release February 2014 - Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, espresso, roasty malts, coffee, mocha, dark ripe fruits and toffee. Taste is smooth, roasty and chocolatey with some notes of coffee, mocha, espresso, molasses and hints of berries. Finish is roasty and malty with notes of dark chocolate, molasses, coffee and cocoa. Quite balanced and heavy.
On Tap at Birch & Barley - Shows dark with coffee rims and foam
The nose shows a lot of roasted malts, milk chocolate, caramel hints, molasses , and a little bit of coffee
The palate shows medium body and high but even carbonation. A slight lactose sweetness, Heavy chocolate background throughout, intensely high bitterness bordering on overwhelming, pine like hoppy bitterness but with dark chocolate flavors also, extremely long finish with a lot of bitterness. luttonm (6661) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Draft at Churchkey, DC. Clean dark black with small creamy tan head. Spicy, lively body. Dark, tart cherry and mocha. High carbonation. Rich and tasty. A little spicy chocolate, bittering. Balanced, tasty. Kyle77 (44) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2015
From site: A cocoa infused Imperial Stout – Opaque black in color with a dark brown head. Big chocolate aroma with notes of espresso, blackstrap molasses, dark sweet toffee and dark fruit. Smooth dark chocolate backbone with complex notes of coffee, dark toffee and dark fruit.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone GRM (4145) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 2 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of brown head, no lacing; nose: roasted barley, roasting, coffee, light bittering hops; mouth: roasted barley, roasting, coffee, light bittering hops, slight ashy, alcohol, alcohol warmth, pepper, finale in alcohol with presence of pepper, full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, mildly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 2 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, minuscule anneau de mousse brun, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, torréfaction, café, léger houblon amérisant; bouche : orge torréfiée, torréfaction, café, léger houblon amérisant, très léger cendré, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, poivre, finale en alcool avec présence de poivre, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, moyennement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : bien