LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Appearance: Pours a midnight black with a quickly subsided head. From the pour, it appeared very thick.scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Aroma: Coffee, vanilla, roast all in big doses.
Taste: Coffee, dark roasted malt and spicy hops. Very coffee forward.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, thick, a little chalky.
Overall: Not bad, seems like it could handle some cellaring, look forward to getting to know this beer even better.
750ml - Black, dark tan creamy head. Spicy blackened marshmallow aromas ride a soft undercurrent of vanilla coffee and dark chocolate throughout. Peppery black fudge flavors round well with a sturdy foundation of dark roasted coffee, vanilla bean, and ash. Deeply rooted hop bitterness throughout keeps any perceived sweetness mostly in check. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Not your ordinary Imperial Stout, but very tasty none the less… Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Aroma is very chocolatey, not a lot of roast, some fruity yeast in there. Subtle coffee. Nice body. Lots of chocolate in the flavor, very bitter. Awesome hop finish. really bitter. Some floral hops. Carbonation isn’t there, really creamy mouthfeel. Bitterness lingers, finishes very strong and dry. Pretty awesome flavors going on. hopdog (12575) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle. Poured a dark, dark brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, earth, and some dark fruits. Tastes of chocolate, roast, dark fruits, earth, and coffee. beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Poured into a DFH Snifter, Jet black with an awesome Brown head. Smells of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and maybe a touch of licorice. Tastes creamy smooth, Chocolate, heavy Roasted Malt and some smoke. Seems like a light hop and Alcohol finish. Light to Medium mouth feel. This is Delicious. Dammit, I need to Stop sharing these great brews (Just kidding D.K.)
jtclockwork (16597) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours black. Dark brown head. Good lacing. Nose of roast chocolate malts, vanilla beans and rich dark coffee. Lots of mocha. Taste is medium to full bodied. Rich and deep chocolate, coffee roast, vanilla beans, chalk and ash. jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Pours jet black with thick motor oil pour. Thin tan head. Aroma of heavy chocolate, and dark fruits. Taste is dark chocolate and coffee. Thick, smooth palate. Very impressive.
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle tanks to beace. Aroma is roasted and burnt malts with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar, and some vanilla. Palate is creamy and smooth. Flavor is sweet finishing dry. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Bottle... Poured pitch black with a khaki head. Decent amount of roast with burnt cookie-dough malt characters. Thick and foamy with some ash flavors, dark chocolate, smoke, caramel, and simple syrup. dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle shared during the room tasting Friday night of RBSG 2011. Poured a dark black body with a small tight foamy dark beige head. Aroma of lots of chocolate pudding, vanilla, tobacco, slight smoke. Medium bodied with slight heat, average carbonation, and a lingering finish. Flavor of tobaccoo, tar, dark burnt chocolate, vanilla and alcohol. Good stuff.