Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Pitch black - brown head. Burned. High malty. Lively hoppy. Nice bitterness. Vineous. Licorice. Coffee. Chocolate. Whiskey. Light smokey. Light ashes. Very classic - vey nice.
zdk (1910) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Blind Tiger - dark pour with brown foamy head, roasty dark espresso, very thick body, syrupy with some fruit, molasss. brown sugar thick and boozey.
tgncc (3123) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gorgeous appearance, black, light tan head. The aroma is boozy, smoky, vanilla, cocoa. The flavor is chocolate, sweet cream, vanilla, boooze, light smoke. The finish is pine needle, the body is medium/thick to thick. Oily in mouthfeel and in appearance, nice lacing on glass. Awesome.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16.9 oz bottle - Shared by my good friend Btar. Thanks, Brian! Inky black, thick tan head (great lacing). Bold roasty chocolate-cherry and vanilla coffee aromas swirl over notes of smoldering wood and burnt juniper berries. Intense bitter dark chocolate and dark fruit flavors are well rounded with burnt caramel, smoked tree branch, and black currant tones throughout. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, bittersweet finish. One of the best stoutís Iíve encountered in 2010. Brash, complex, and straight-up worthy of your attentionÖ
popery (2123) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 4, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch #210. Brewed 20.01.09. The beer pours opaquely black with a dark brown head. Itís one of the darkest heads that Iíve ever seen on a beer. Rich roasted malt notes of chocolate and coffee. Alcohol rears its head a bit, but itís a welcome addition on a big beer. A touch of oak in the aroma. Mild hops. Little brett aroma. Dark stone fruits, plums, cherries, lurk beneath the waves of roasted malt. The flavor is deep, dark and interesting. Lots more roasted malt. Bitter, oily coffee beans, dark chocolate and burnt caramel. An oak flavor dries out the finish fancily. The brett brings everything together with a round, fruity sourness that shines through the high alcohol content. Feel is big and full. Excellent imperial stout.
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Dr. Bill for sharing this beer. For an 11% beer, itís body was much lighter than I expected. It was very drinkable, and at 11%, dangerously so. The flavor had a touch of dark cherry to complement some dark chocolate flavor. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. Itís very nicely crafted.
Cybercat (5480) - Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a rich black sable with a dark tan head - what I got was rather thin, but this was an artifact of the way it was poured. Iím sure a first pour would have yielded a nice thick head. Aroma fills the nose with rich chocolate, fine coffee, and nutty and molasses hints. Excellent flavor is like a high-quality mocha, fine chocolate and high-quality coffee; it is sweet but not cloying with nutty and molasses undertones. Texture is thick, smooth, oily and fizzy, leaving a tingly and slightly sweet finish. A real winner!
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma:Dark malts with a little smoke and chocolate.
Appearance:Opaque black with chocolate brown head.
Taste:Dark malts, chocolate, smoke, and oak. There are some raisins in the flavor too.
Palate:Medium-thick with a little harsh bitterness at the end.
Overall:Really well done, fantastic chocolaty beer.
Strykzone (7115) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours like molasses with an angry reddish tan head last seen on a Dark Lord. I wish it had lasted longer. An aroma of chocolate, anise, and roasted malt. A wonderful flavor that has more personalities than Sybil. Rich dark fruit, alcohol, chocolate, cigarette ash tray. Finish is chocolate and that alcohol (which was overdone.) This is a delicious beer with flavors all over the place. The only detraction was that alcohol that was so hot I was ready for my glass to be empty. Still, this is a super beer that offers lots of big.
JohnnyJ (5496) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, thick tan head. Dark roasty malts, chocolate, molasses sweetness, licorice, dark fruit (plum and raisin). Lots of chocolate in this one. Thick creamy mouthfeel, mmmm.