keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2012
A beautiful beer, black with a creamy reddish brown head that lingers. The aroma has what you would expect with the roast malt, chocolate coffee along with some dark fruits. The flavor follows and is nicely balanced with just a bit of bitter hops at the end. The finish is dry and warming. Atom (2455) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bomber pours dark brown black with a small reddish tan head. Aroma is boozey, hops, roasted malts, chocolate, and dark fruits. Taste of chocolate, slight pepper, roasted malt, hop spice, and molasses. Sweet and smooth, nice! mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2017 [4197-20111216] Bottle. Mild roasted leaf notes aroma. Black body with a quick creamy brown body. Rich roasted grain malt flavour has a lot of chocolate milk. Thick full body. Tasty but thick and rich. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2012
(c/o Bobsy, w/ him, jerc)
[8767B-20161001] 650mL bottle. Roasted paper earthy sweet grains aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy brown head. Burnt roasty wood flavour has a lingering bitter finish. Full body. Tasty. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(c/o gorbalev, w/ him, Big Red C, jercraigs)
This is a pretty solid stout. It is thick and black, a stream of big malty flavors. I would have liked more bitterness though, I think it fell short of expectations. Boutip (6380) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a super dark brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with black chocolate and some green dry hops notes. Taste is dominated by intense notes of roasted malt with some dry black chocolate and some light coffee notes. There is also some green hops notes which I am not sure really brings anything more to this beer. Body is full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting, intense but I really could do without the hops profile in this one.
portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle thanks to watson1977. Pours oily black with a faint tan red head that quickly disappears. Aroma is deep rich chocolate burnt coffee and subtle soy and pitted fruit. Taste is really nice and bitter with a great hop presence and dark roasted malt chocolate and coffee with hints of tobacco and prunes and finishes with warming alcohol. Palate is full and creamy slick with a warming dry sticky finish. Very nice hoppy Imperial Stout. Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle at home. Pitch black pour, dark brown head. Aroma is roasted, bready, burnt, coffee and ash. Flavor is roasted, burnt, smooth coffee and loads of malts. Amazing brew, very dark and well balanced. dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Aroma- roasted notes, chocolate, malts, dark fruits, cereal
Appearance- superbly pitch black with a dark tan/lighter brown head
Taste- humungous roasted notes, monster hop bite, some chocolate, booze
Palate- very full-bodied, lower carbonation, very filling
Overall- Pretty wild brew here. One of the hoppiest and most roasted beers that I’ve ever had. Maybe the most, on both harsh counts. Sadly, there isn’t much else going on in this brew. Good, for what it is though. Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Aroma of citrus hop, chocolate and roast pine? Very hoppy smelling. Pours black with a big brown head. Tastes strong of pine hops, weed, roast coffee and citrus. Very cool beer. orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2012
I opened this one during the super bowl for everyone to try. I think it was from early 2010.
A - Pours jet black with a small film of tan head leaving light lace down the glass. Wasn’t too bad initially but it died over the course of the glass.
S - Smells of coffee, chocolate, dark roasted grains, and molasses. It has some good stuff going for it but nothing earth shattering so far.
T - Starts off with a big dose of dark roasted grains slowly giving way to hints of coffee, chocolate and molasses sweetness. Plenty of dark roast persists through the finish, lingering for some time.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, roasty initially growing pretty thin over the course of the glass.
O - This one wasn’t too bad. It had some good flavors going for it but the lack of carbonation really let this one down. I still have another one, I hope that one will be a little better.