willisread (3803) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2017
Draft at Craft Brewed. Pours a pitch black with a small bit of beige head that dissipates fairly quickly. Big chocolate nose, Nutella, truffles with vanilla and coffee. Sweet but not cloying though. Alcohol is hidden masterfully. Nice imperial stout. edgallow (4629) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2017 Draft pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and some alcohol. Taste is sweet malts and coffee bytemesis (9508) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 9, 2017
Bottle. Pours opaque black, large creamy tan head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, molasses, cocoa, earthy tobacco, coffee grounds. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, lots of cocoa. Full body. Creamy mouthfeel. Güd. rxeight (3326) - Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2017
750ml. Appearance is black with a tan ring. Aroma is malt and roast. Taste is very roasty, peanut butter. slight coffee, bitter. Not boozy at all for something that claims to be 13.9%. Solid but nothing really stands out. CanIHave4Beers (4241) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle, courtesy of a chill brœ, shared in a location remote of my living room.
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Pours pitch black with a small but well retained head and some light lacing on the glass.
The aroma is all sorts of dessert like with raisins & brandy up front followed by the caramel and vanilla. There is a coffee like roastiness throughout the bouquet.
The flavor is big on roastiness, much more so than the aroma let on. It’s got a good bit of raisin and dark fruit character, it’s decently boozy... but in a warming way and it’s got a nice toasted marshmallow character to it. It is, for what it’s worth a touch heavy on woodiness.
Surprisingly tame for barking up that 14% Boost tree.
A: dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and a hint of alcohol.
A: black as night with a chocolate head.
T: Follows the nose, but in addition to the coffee and chocolate, there’s some vanilla and dark fruit with more booze in the taste than in the nose. A very strong malt backbone.
P: Kinda thin but lightly sticky to the tongue.
O: It is not THE absolute best imperial stout I have ever put in my mouth (thus not a perfect score) but it is damn close. Without a doubt, Top 3 best stouts I’ve ever had. AcctError268606 (10) - Miami Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Full palate, great notes of vanilla, chocolate, toffee and coffee. Well done! MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown beer, almost black with a small beige head on top. Aroma is slightly metallic, some roasty and coffe with chocolate. Flavor is bittersweet, again some metallic touches, chocolate. A bit bland, yet full bodied but not too intersesting. kermis (14963) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle shared at LBT2. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of roast, toffee, dark chocolate, toffee, metallic notes and caramel. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with alcohol warmth coming out in the palate. Light full bodied with soft carbonation. sonnycheeba (6561) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Sample at Magic City Brewfest. Pours deep, dark brown. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit notes, light coffee, light roast, and faint earthiness. Flavor is rich chocolate and dry roast character along with a touch of booze and dark fruit sweetness. Medium/full body.