TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Pours a very dark brown almost black like oil, thick, with khaki colored head. Roasted malt and cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little sweetness rounded out with a raw cocoa like bitterness. Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
On tap at Bangers & Lace. Poured black with a nice mocha head. Aroma was heavy in roasted malts and also had a noticeable scent of prunes and dates. Taste is rich and sweet with some bitterness to balance it out. Full body, smooth on the palate with good carbonation. Really enjoyed this one, quite delicious. Chalumeaux (1555) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer. Color is deep black with a thin tan head. Aromas of malt alcohol chocolate and licorice. Taste is very smooth full of deep roasty malts caramel and chocolate. WillRunForBeer (2652) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2015
12oz bottle picked up while I was in Vegas. Pours coca cola brown with an off white head. Aroma is dark molasses, licorice. Flavor follows. Molasses, raisin, licorice. Good balance, nice and smooth. generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - APR 16, 2015
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. 9.5% abv and a very brief description of the beer.
Appearance: Very dark used motor oil like pour. Looks Black in the glass and has a small dark tan head. It fades out quickly leaving a light ring. Some lacing on the glass.
Smell: It has a slightly lighter nose than I was expecting but still full of dark roasted maltiness and earthy hops.
Taste/Palate: It is full of deep roasted maltiness caramel like sweetness and a touch of prune. The finish bring some hop bitterness and and mild dry earthy tones. Overall it remains fairly sweet.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2015
12 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, boozy, and roasty, with hints of chocolate, toffee, and tobacco. Taste/Palate: sweet, creamy, and thick; finishes astringent and slightly bitter. julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2015
Poured from a 12. Aroma is boozy and fruity - raspberry and cherry. Flavor is biscuit with chocolate and caramel at first. The boozy, fruity flavor is at the end of the taste. Finishes somewhat sharp and astringent. dpgjrnhcraftbrew (81) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Great dark brown brew with beautiful frothy khaki colored cap. Lacing up and down the sides. Licorice, roast, char, tobacco, and minimal chocolate make up the aroma. Taste is of roasted malts, ash, slight coffee with some cocoa mixed about. Not super thick but medium bodied enough for me to enjoy. This was overall a fantastic imperial stout that more than surpassed my expectations. Enjoy! koleminer20 (3599) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
12 oz bottle shared by Spencer. The pour is a light/medium black with a great darker khaki head and a couple spots of lace as it falls to a ring and thin film. The aroma is good. Lots of roasty malt and a great amount of chocolate. There is a light licorice grab, and it finishes a touch on the hot side. Really good. The flavor is really roasty. There's a great note of roast and a nice licorice. On the back end there is a good amount of licorice but it falls a bit thin. The mouth feel is thin. The soft carbonation helps it feel thicker, but it falls off the tongue pretty quick. The aftertaste is lightly bitter and roasty. Not bad, but it could be way better if it were thicker
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ibrubeer (385) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 1, 2015
12 oz bottle. Nice, sweet malt aroma. Nice head, with small bubbles. Big taste, licorice, malt, and a little but sweet. Full bodied. Very nice RIS.