Dixonian (1657) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Dark black pour with a ring of tan head. Nose of roasted malt, some coffee grounds, and lots of chocolate - reminds me a bit of chocolate syrup. Absolutely delicious - very chocolate forward just like I like my Imperial Stouts. Creamy and smooth, I could drink lots of this despite the nearly 9% ABV. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2011 12 oz bottle thanks to hopper. pours a nice black with a solid 3 finger tan head which eventually falls to a thin lacing. big oat driven nose with a touch of vanilla and light coffee. full body with layers of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, banana, vanilla, oats and roasted malts. very smooth throughout... almost like drinking a blended candy bar. sweet finish with more roasted malts and coffee. excellent stout! 502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle. Black body with beautiful mocha colored head that lasts and laces well. The aroma is really good, slightly roasty, a bit fruity, with hints of coffee and vanilla. There is a definite and attractive hop presence as well. The flavor is perfectly balanced. Roasty, some dark and milk chocolate, some vanilla, and faint hops. Mellow creamy finish with a hint of hops and roasty dryness. Overall: this is a really spectacular stout. I really dig the lower abv imperial stouts, when flavors aren’t just overdone for the sake of "extreme" brewing. RasmusOtt (2933) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice and some hops. Taste of roasted malts, sweeter malts, liquorice, chocolate and some hops at the end. HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Excellent stout for a year round release. Pours almost black, smells of chocolate, roasted malts, hops, and a little vanilla. Taste is very similar, slightly sweet yet bitter finish. I love this beer til the last drop every time. Had it on tap, cask, and bottle and can get enough. An every day beer worth having in the fridge for sure!
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Poured the color and consistency of oil with a massive caramel colored head. Aroma was of sweet malt and heavy alcohol. Taste was bold at first but warmed up throughout the beer. An awesomely complex stout that is not for the novice. Maddog (528) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Draft at Chappy’s Taphouse. Wonderful beer, the pour is opaque with a nice tan head and aromas of dark chocolate. Flavors range from dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee to hints of vanilla. Nice and roasty with some serious flavor. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2011
On tap at Draught House. Black pour with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted, and a little coffee. Taste is very roasted, nice coffee, and chocolate. Great roasted finish. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma shows notes of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and a good dose of earthy hops. Flavor shows pretty much the same. Overall body is moderate to full, with just enough bitterness to dry it out. Eh. Cavie (4874) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2011
On tap at Draught House. Courtesy Frattos buddy. We talked him into a taste. Very dark black color with a tan ring of head. Aroma is roasted notes, coffee and heavy chocolate. Flavor is excellent. Heavy chocolate and roasted malts with lots of toasted bitterness on the finish. Nice.