TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Pours black with a fully receding tan head. Notes of licorice, dark chocolate, rum, and raisins. Full bodied with soft carbonation. This was a more subtle imperial stout, and I really enjoyed it. I will likely get more the next time I’m in Ohio. joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
pitch black with tan head. crystal malt to the nose with earthy hops notes. very thick mouthfeel though with a decent carbonaion. moderate hop bitterness before a lot of earthy english hop notes before a crystal malt note with a little chocolate and a little roasted malt. some residual sweetness, but not overwhelming, wtih some yeasty esters. an interesting stout, not a commonly made version, being an english-style stout, it almost tastes like an enlarged brown porter. the hops provide some depth, but overall are somewhat distracting for the style, they greatly overtake the malt. an enjoyable and interestng version creative_free (37) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2010
Huge aroma with chocolate, coffee, caramel, alcohol and roasted notes. Dark black appearance with a nice head. Lots of chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits, mild alcohol. Very complex with a reasonably bitter finish. Full bodied although slightly on the light side for an imperial stout. Fantastic beer. SirLimpsalot (4238) - SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2010
Lite but creamy. Taste of mild chocklat, bread and vanilla.
Easy to drink, but I wished for more coffee in the taste CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2009
Very nice stout with full alcohol/smoke nose. Pours jet-black as it should with good head. Chalkiness throughout, this one is dry not sweet. Definitely good stuff.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours very black, dark brown head. Huge and complex aroma. Lots of chocolate malt, a nice roast character, a light touch of coffee bean, topsoil earthiness, distant licorice, burnt nuts, and sweet molasses.
Flavor of dark roasted cereal. Nice and roasted. Burnt grains all on top of a dark fruit ester. Very thick and creamy texture. Heavy bodied. Finishes with a large flavor of cocoa powder, wood hop character bitterness, and an essence of earth, like fresh dirt. If I could make a Stout as good as this, I would have a new profession!
patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2009
25 DEC 09.
bottle - Pours black with a two finger tan head. It has a rich chocolate malt aroma. Nice. The flavor is sweet roast malt and dark chocolate with underlying hops bitterness and some coffee notes. This brew is full bodied with some bitterness in the dry finish. Good stuff. Closer to an imperial stout than a regular stout, IMO...
goldfish19 (50) - Long Island, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2009
~ Purchased this 22 oz bomber from Shoreline Beverage in Huntington, NY. This double stout pours jet black with a small tan head that fades away into minimal lacing. For the aroma, all the usual suspects make an appearance with the addition of some light floral hops. Taste follows the nose with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and a touch of hops. The finish is smooth and slightly bitter.
Good stuff! ~ faroeviking (10912) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 13, 2009
Botella. Pitch black colour. Lovely roasty malty alco chocolate aroma. Great mouthfeel. The flavour has a very pleasant roasty maltiness, with chocolate, dark fruits and coffee. Roasty malty fionish with chocolate and some coffee. Yum indeed! jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2011 Black with big, creamy brown head / Grassy nose of roast barley / Medium to full body, somewhat chewy, with big charred malts and good hop balance on the dry finish / Flavors of cigar box, dark roast coffee, dandelions, lemon, and semisweet chocolate / Outstanding in a hoppy style.