andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Purchased at Hyde Park Wine & Spirits in Cincinnati, OH; enjoyed on a pleasant Friday night while my lady is out at a bachelorette party. Appearance is a thick pitch black with a very frothy dark tan head, laces to the glass, looks purdy. Aroma heavy on the chocolate and roasted malts, hint of bitterness from a coffee / hop mixture, maybe a small bit of licorice aroma in there as well, it smells good. Taste also very good, very smooth and creamy, not overtly sweet, coffee comes out a bit more in the back end mixed with the roast & chocolate, I’m not getting the ’fruity esters’ as the marketing description says, but it is a very good brew. Very solid. rader58 (908) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 7, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep black with dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, peat, raisin and a hint of brown sugar. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, earth. A slight spice is detectable in the finish. A very good stout! RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2011
pours black with a thin beige head and plenty of lacing. Very warm, roasted coffee aroma. body is lacking for an imperial stout. Taste is coffee and chocolate with come cherry notes. finish is bitter chocolate and hops. decent but admittedly pedestrian Imperial Stout. llcooldave (1217) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Black in color with a cola colored head. Coffee, hazelnut, & roasted malt nose. Slight licorice flavor notes. Good coffee & bitter chocolate flavors. Overall, it’s really awesome! I’ll enjoy drinking more... Jkennemer (3) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2011 does not count
This beer pours like syrup out of the bottle. Dark and creamy with a slight brown/tan head. Plenty of lacing drapes the side of glass. This beer really looks great.
The aroma smells of brown sugar, molasses and roasted coffee and chocolate. Fair amount of alcohol on the nose.
This beer has a surprising bitter note from the hops, yet sinfully sweet.
The body is light for a stout, but its creamy texture and soft to low carbonation stand out and make this one a pleasure to take in.
This beer is self-described as big, bold & complex, and while the opposite of what I prefer in women, GFDS lives up to its billing. This is already one of my top 5 if not top 3 stouts.
Strykzone (7356) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle. This pours a very dark with red. A thick two finger tan head. The aroma is big sweet chocolate and the flavor s the same. That is supplemented by spicy and mildly bitter hops. Coffee and roasted notes emerge as the beer warms and the finish was ashy. This is somewhat complex and almost cloyingly sweet. Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011
From Skjold Burne, Aarhus, DK.
Black with brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and fruit. Flavor with coffee and chocolate. punkska101 (2030) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
660 ml shared with dad. App: pitch black small beige head. A: intense chocolate, caramel, with just a touch of roastiness. F: body is full with a bitter finish. P: great mouthfeel pleasant texture. O: excellent great maltiness complex easy to drink. Pleasant adventure. tiong (7270) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2011
Bottle @ Pannuhuone, Kuopio. Originally rated on 23.7.2010. Great, well balanced imperial stout with lot of roasted malts and hops. Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2011
12 oz bottle double stout poured into my bells "snifter" pours deep brown almost black with a half inch fizzy kacki head. fairly heavily carbonated for an impy stout. nose of big notes of milk chocolate, char, roast, coca, lite husky notes from the black patent malt. flavors are roasty with lots of milk choclate which helps to sweeten this one up a bit but not go over the top. very well balanced. However, its a pretty simple beer-nothing really all that special. the palate is a bit thin and has heavy carbonation, tingle on the tongue. some lite legs with an ashy finish. Decent but not great.