kermis (15154) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2017
8 5 8 3 16gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle shared, thanks! (10.5%) Black with a big dark beige head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, coffee, oak, licorice, toffee and caramel. Flavour is heavy sweet and above moderate bitter. Full bodied with alcohol warmth in the finish and soft yet slightly prickly carbonation.
Tap; pours black with no head; aroma of roasted malt, rye, chocolate, and traces of smoke and wood; taste is bittersweet with chocolate, rye, roasted malt, and smoke with hints of wood; dry, light bitter roasty finish deyholla (12663) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2017
On tap at Pig Ate My Pizza. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges quickly. Aroma has a combination of dark grains, roasted malts and a nice smoke note. Flavor combines smoke and roasted malts well with some dark grains backing. djd07 (16452) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Growler at Darkness Day. Pours a dark brown with small tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is roast, dark chocolate, oak. Medium body, sweet roast, dark chocolate, light dry finish, good. islay (3185) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2016
4 or 5 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. Consumed on 6-30-16. Dark brown with dark sable head. One of the darker heads I have seen. Moderate to large amount of long-lasting, uneven head. Head looks great and liquid looks very good too. Malty aroma. Raspberry scent. Smells of red grape, almost like a merlot or zinfandel (strong, inky, fruity red wine). Sweet, chocolatey taste. Milk chocolate in start, dark chocolate in finish, unfinished chocolate in aftertaste. Retains the berry fruitiness from the aroma. I quickly realize that the sweetness is in part from the bourbon barrels. Vanilla cake with vanilla frosting. Complex and tasty beer. Improves on multiple sips. It doesn’t scream rye; the rye seems to get lost in the other strong flavors. Maybe a bit of rye spiciness in the finish. Nice, bitter aftertaste. Medium to full body, not quite as full as I would have expected. Soft and smooth in the palate, not quite silky but getting there. Alcohol burn noticeable in an inviting, warm way. Overall, a pretty good bourbon-barrel-aged imperial stout and a very good beer overall.
jackl (8597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Keg @ New Bohemia. Thick, deep black pour with a small head. Strong aroma of roasted malt, some smoke. Sweet caramel. Sea salt, umami. Flavor is outsized sweet/bitter. Chocolate and cocoa powder. Toasted rye bread. Some pepper on the slightly dry finish. Very thick, sort of flabby. Nuffield (4252) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Rich color and heavy roasted flavors to match, with prominent bitterness. Rye is harder to detect; big beer in most respects. (At Summer Beer Dabbler, St. Paul, MN) drfabulous (8995) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Draught at Garage Bar, Louisville. Big dark chocolate and roast with cocoa powder stout. Some bitterness from the hops. Another big stout from this brewery. bubblehouse (1634) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a very dark with a nice milky top. Looks great and tastes just as good. Love hammerheart. wilnatp (723) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Tap at brewery. Dark brown head. Aroma and taste of sweet silky/oily beer. Very good stout. Spicy finish.