madmitch76 (25809) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
17th February 2010 TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Opaque black beer. Dark malt nose soft palate. Fresh tasting dark malt, lactose sweet and slightly minerally. Undertone of dark malt and subtle unsweet dark chocolate. Well integrated but clear fruity note that is somehow Christmassy! Orange and cranberry with a touch of spice. Finishes semi dry with more milky malt sweetness. Different!
Fridge aged 22 oz bottle from trade. Acquired at Dark Lord Day 2010 from Dr. Homolka. Thanks! Pours a rich opaque blackish hue, rich and thick with opaque black elements. A frothy tannish head dies to a decent ring, laces ok. Aromas are dark fruit, vanilla, and cocoa. Firm roast dies, with caramel, carmelized malts, toast. Sweeter nose with vanilla and dark fruit elements. Initial is heavier end of the spectrum, with mellow dark fruit and roast, toffee and roast, toast. Firm plum, faint raisin. Black malt, roast, coffee, and biscuits. Middle is bitter and a touch acrid, touches of coffee, roast, toast. A touch of malty girth. Backend is dry and roasty, bitter, a touch acrid. Seems a bit past it’s prime. But not bad. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2011
The Dan Journal #470. Tasted 4/2/11. Blind Imperial Stout Tasting. Took 8th out of 9. Not that it’s bad, it’s just not as good as the others...Pours pitch and opaque with a lacing ring of head. Aromas of soggy malts with a faint grassy hop note. Medium to full bodied and a bit light in the mouth. Mild and rounded with a dark chocolate and fudge note. A maple syrup sweetness springs up in the finish. Good but light... Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle at CL tasting. Pours a black body with a tan head. Big sweet molasses and chocolate malt tones. Dark fruit with a sweet body, mocha, and warming. A decent IS. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2010
22oz bottle acquired in trade. Poured a black color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of smoke, roast, tobacco, and cherries. Tastes of dark fruits, roast chocolate, and lighter coffee bitter finish. Oily and thick body with lively carbonation. Somewhat of a lighter tart finish.
egajdzis (6776) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Nearly opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of oxidation, soy, sour cherries, roast, and chocolate. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla beans, oxidation, and faint sourness in the finish. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a deep black with a bubbly deep tan head. Aroma of mollasses, very herbal, caramel, chocolate and aged tobacco. Flavor of tobacco, chocolate, toffee, caramel, molasses, nuts and light smoke. Lively carbonation. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of cocoa, some chocolate, licorice, molasses. Tastes earthy and slightly bitter with some chocolate, muted tartness, spicy, peppery. Decent. alexsdad06 (10947) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2010
22 oz. bottle via trade. Pours black with a small beige head. The aroma, which was not very strong, had roasted malts, chocolate, and some ripe dark fruits with a splash of molasses. The flavor had much more chocolate than even the nose indicated. Additional notes of roasted malt, coffee, and dark fruits. Medium bodied, interesting OH brewed beer. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle shared by Shawn: Basically opaque with an oily appearance, very small head and no lace. The aroma has notes of caramel and black malts, sugar, earth, a tad dark fruits, almost like it was brewed with an Abbey Ale yeast. There is also a slightly disturbing bile / vomit vapour that makes me believe that the beer is starting to turn bad. The taste starts with twangy fruits over chocolate and nutty malts with an earthy tones and a slight sourness. A bit ashy and burnt coffee as well before leading towards a subdued hop spice finish of sage and clove. The mouth feel is oily and smooth, a tad warming showing the alcohol character. A weird beer but I like it, but heed my warning a drink this now if in your cellar or frig.