jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to Wavers1. Pours thick black with tan head. Little lacing. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, oatmeal and chocolate. Taste is coffee grounds, dry chocolate, oatmeal and roasted malts. Sledutah (7978) - Utah, USA - JUL 12, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to wavers1 callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Appearance: Pours a thick black with a nice amount of dark tan head and a good amount of lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Roasted malts, massive chocolate and coffee
Taste: Silky mouthfeel of dark malts and fruits, chocolate and coffee with some slight bitterness in the finish
Very good Imperial Stout.
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Pitch black... huge tan head... infused with moderate carbonation... sticky lacing is left behind
S: Yumm... Bitter chocolate, smoke, coffee, malts and oatmeal
T: The roasted malts take on the wonderful characteristics of coffee, bitter chocolate, licorice... The flavor profile has a nice hearty earthiness too it... a dash of hops and char toward the end
M: Thick, creamy... full bodied and mildly carbonated
mpersinger (366) - , California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 Re-rate after drinking 12oz bottle poured into pint glass (thanks kmweaver): Aroma of semi-sweet chocolate with fruity esters, background notes of medium roast coffee and dark malts. Appearance: opaque black with 2 finger brown head that reduces to plush beige halo. Flavor: there is dark fruit upfront, well-integrated dark roast coffee and chocoloate midpalate, with lasting vinous notes and some char and bold hop bitterness near the finish. Mouthfeel: medium with drying finish due to tight attenuation, prickly due to alcohol and carbonation. As it warms, body seems to thin and alcohol warmth increases a bit. [Correction: Only Dark Lord-like in its hype. This is a taut, not goopy stout.]
No light gets through my sample glass on this pour, but glass left oily. Creamy chocolate aroma leads to mineral Simple dark malt flavors with coffee in the mid-palate, acrid note in finish. ’Dark Lord’ like, and like Dark Lord, overhyped for me. DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Poured so dark from the 12oz. bottle the lights went dim and the glass topped with a huge four-finger, foamy, dark beige head, with godly resilience and thick coated lacing around the edges of my tumbler: Aroma of oats, raw cereal malts, hazelnut, subtle hints of cinnamon, and alcohol. When the head dissipates some, I get a ton of sweetened chocolate, chewy toffee, crystallized ginger, definitely dark roasted malts, coffee mixed with skim milk, and some earthworm. Rich layers of sweet chocolate take the palate upfront, as well as the feeling of taking a pure shot of bitter espresso at the back of the tongue. An enjoyable and subtly persistent heat of alcohol warms when going down the hatch. Drinkability: One of the few heavy chocolate stouts out there that I can imagine chugging (or at least heavily downing). Pairing: Chocolate syrup drizzled on a seven layer chocolate bread pudding concoction. Rebuy: Yes. #470 on 05072010, DG.
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2010
huge coffee aroma all the way to the end, roasty, chocolate, cereal, full body, thick milky texture. solid imp stout. SM_Jenkins (48) - Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Who put coffee in my beer glass? tiny bit of sweetness to balance the coffee bitterness; plenty of body to separate it from a cold cup of coffee; more head than Expedition but similar lacing; bourbon flavors are revealed as it warms konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2010 This is great stuff, and I’m not even a coffee drinker. Beautiful color, nice head, fantastic aroma and tasty flavors. Everything is good. Coffee, chocolate, roasted bitterness, oats, creamy smoothness, big body. I just love it. BelgBeerGeek (1307) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2010
head: big and dark brown Abio (1868) - BERMUDA - JUN 19, 2010
colour: dark as hell
smell: malts, chocolat, coffee, sugar, subtle alcohol sent
taste: smokey , very roasted , bitter with chocolat flavour and a dry ending with coffee aftertaste , alcohol isn’t noticeable and doesn’t need to be in this beer , a very very nice imp stout !
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2010 275th rating. Had to be something I was looking forward to, to taste. Pours out very, very dark brown. Black in the glass. Nice big brown head that holds very good. Heavy roasted smell. Sweetness inside, coffee and chocolate, even some nuts? Roasted, chocolate and coffee taste, oily mouthfeel, good carbonation, maybe just a bit to less, but good. Lightly bitter atertaste, coffee and chocolate keeps comming. Maybe could use just a little bit more sweetness. Very decent imp. stout.