michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, roasting, some smoke, vanilla, slight soy, sugar-cookie, and a hint of alcohol. Poured pitch black in color with a tiny, loose, brown head that quickly disappeared, except for around the edges. Opaque. Very slightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, tar, cacao, vanilla, light wood, chocolate. Medium body. Oily, slick texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malt, roast, slight soy, tar, wood, vanilla finish is slightly dry. 13%ABV is noticeable in the aroma but nowhere else. Butters (4062) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Beautiful deep black pour with fair brown head. Sweet cocoa nose and flavor. Hint of marshmellow. Big chewy full body. Alcohol is present, but not hot. Probably would mellow even more with some age. This is truly a great impy stout. JoeTheYounger (1195) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle from fear025. Dark black pour with thin head. This was a nice sweet treat after a nice Sunday dinner. Tons of sweet chocolate and malts present with a bit of alcohol in the finish. jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Pours dark mahogany with a thin head. Big aroma gives some clue to the big alcohol malt bill, boozy, with sweet chocolate. Flavor is boozy, with licorice, plums, and chocolate. Medium bodied with good carbonation. JulienHuxley (5979) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle. Nice black pour with a ring of tan foam. Aroma is really on the roasted/toasty side, lots of burnt toast and chocolate, very nice. Taste is roasty but also sweet and fruity which I could have done without. Full body, medium carbonation with a nice gentle warming alcohol finish. Nice balanced IS, not too harsh.
omhper (25949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Black, no head. Aroma of rain hitting hot dry asphalt. Full bodied with soft mouthfeel. Sweet and salty, pungent flavour if Finnish tar pastilles. Long bitter finish. While the tar flavour is truly pleasant it remains the only one in there. Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 10, 2011
22oz bomberSudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
A: raisin, roasted malts, chocolate, boozy
T: lots of dark stone fruits, chocolate, boozy, sweet brandy like flavor
This is an Imperial stout for sure. A bit to sweet for me.
Pours a deep thick black .. . medium foam .. light lacing .. . tons of tar, with oil and sweet roasty molasses .. . needs a couple of years to be great, i’ll revisit .. . . this is outrageous, get me the mayor! thornecb (6151) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head recedes to hint rim. Sour dark chocolate aromas. Hot dark chocolate and espresso upfront turning to dank resin in the lasting finish nickd717 (4996) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bomber. Very dark brown with minimal head. Sweet roast and chocolate aroma with some dark fruit notes. The flavor is good but a tad weak. Roasty with dark fruit and dark chocolate. A bit vinous. Medium-plus bodied with low carbonation. Nit great overall, but good for BMC I guess.