daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Bottle from Hannont. OH MY GOD. They should rename this beer Daknole. This IS my new favorite beer. Wow. And wow again. Pours super dark brown color wtih a rich chocolate brown head. This beer looks amazing. and it doesn’t stop there. The aroma is just amazing. Tons of chocolate fudge, sweet brown sugar, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, molasses, and the mouthfeel is just ridiculous. Perfect 5. I hearby offer a plea for MORE MORE MORE! Caskalefan (168) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 What can I say that hasn’t been said about this absolute gem?
Well, for starters, it’s smoother and less hot than Bourbon County, it’s more complex and cleaner than The Abyss, and it’s more drinkable and rounder than Bells Expedition...in short, it’s my new favorite imperial stout, hands down.
What truly astounds me is how this thick and viscous monster managed to avoid being cloyingly sweet with only 30 IBUs.
Wow...just wow! CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2009
22 oz. bottle thanks to Scrizzz. Holy shit, thank you so much for sending this. Wow, that is a chocolate head. There is not much of it, but this thing pours like oil...big time. I mean people say, "Oh this poured just like oil." This really did pour like oil. Very viscous beer. Wood, roast, coffee, and a slight chocolate aroma. Wow, a very deep complex aroma. Nice subtle bourbon aroma that is coming out more as this thing warms up. Pretty damn nice aroma I must say. Love the bourbon. Ah the wood a liquor aroma. I have to say that subtle bourbon, wood, chocolate, coffee, and roast aroma are just so complex. So smooth, and easy to drink. I mean this thing has a nice bourbon sour flavor as well. This thing is so smooth and too delicious. My favorite beer. Again, thank you Scrizzz. Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Rich dark black with french roast coffee aroma. Pours like light crude. Such a good cedar caramel and roast flavor. great rich tight bubbles. So big and good. zebra (2169) - Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2015
bomber @ mikkellerbar. little head, super creamy, roasty, boozy, bourbon & vanilla, chocolate. black as midnight.
pumpkin (28) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2012
2008 vintage bottle, old label, pours dark brown and black, with small tan head, light lace, smell of oak barrels, whiskey , chocolate and coffee, low carbonation, taste is whiskey and oak, as beer warms get more chocolate, coffee and more of oak not to much. Do get sweetness on some sips and if you let it sit in mouth red wine flavor with whiskey, very smooth, perfect beer start to finish!!! DTM (798) - Vacaville, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Shared bottle with Timfoolery at City Beer in SF. This is probaby the best beer I’ve ever had. Pours a dark brown almost black and smelled of molasses and anise with a hint of chocolate. Looks like it was aged awhile. It was incredibly smooth on the palate and just a malt lovers delight. Tobacco, chocolate, and molasses dominted the flavor. I need to find another bottle of this. WOW!!! JFParnell (70) - Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Awesome Beer. Tastes like a good imperial stout should. This one definitely goes to my top five. Available at Total Wine and More in Bellevue, WA. Limited to 1 per customer, so bring a friend who doesn’t like stouts. halfwayhouse (14) - - NOV 27, 2013
Big gnarly black behemoth of beautiful flavor. Deep black, rich flavors of chocolate, cherry and vanilla. Wonderful! aaronh2012 (92) - Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Sweet roasty aroma, deep black color with a burnt brown head, sweet with a hint of bitterness and roasted malts. Lingering caramel aftertaste am this beer shine.