mike5326 (1741) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Poured from a cold bottle. Dark brown color, huge frothy tan head. Phenolic smell. Full body alcohol sweet roasted malt flavor with a phenolic quality and a fairly bold finish. Luvystypotables (1917) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Dark chocolate colour with a great head, lots of lacing. Sweet malt and phenols in the aroma. Tastes like band aids. and smoked malt, with a phenolic palate. degbert (1772) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours very heavily and oily; utterly opaque black with a brown, thick, fine-grained, almost gelid head. Nose is port wine, oak, smoke, and fresh-ground coffee. Very rich and solid on the tongue -- baking chocolate, ginger, molasses, red wine, and glace viande notes take center stage. Round and rich. A meaty, beefy stout, and a damned good one. XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle. Deep, dark brown. Had to slop it in the glad to get any cap. Once that happened, it was a dense, tan cap that laced heavily. Aroma is huge coffee, dark chocolate, prune, and vanilla. Terrific smell. Taste boasts the coffee and chocolate, with trailing candied dark fruit blend. Pleasant finish of medium carbonation and a lingering, highly dry note. Gription79 (2886) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Poured from a 375ml bottle. Chocolate, bitter dark chocolate, ash, leather. This smells oxidized, I think it is the barrel. This is very dry.
dalekliz (922) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a huge tan head that lingers. Big aroma, of roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood, and a wine bite. Taste is complex, with sweet malts, caramel, bitter chocolate, coffee, wood, sour grapes, and booze. Lingering wine and malt notes. Nicely balanced. Crit (3973) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Black, nice tan head.Nose of roast,chocolate,licorice notes. Softly carbonated roast profile.Hints of anise & dark fruits.Medium aloholc heat, big bitter end JohnnyRay (11) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 The beer poured a rich dark brown, almost black with a touch of red at the bottom of the glass. There was a very thin layer of head which faded to nothing.
The smell was of chocolate & coffee, maybe bit of malt.
It tasted amazing, really complex with chocolate, coffee, oak & roasted malt combining for a very enjoyable smoky, lasting, warming flavour. The alcohol was well hidden.
Well worth the purchase - I’ll look for this one again. leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On tap @ Malt and Vine in Redmond, WA, USA.. Essentially black with a thin, interestingly-almost-white head. Nose is sweet and rich, a lot of dark fruit aroma. Favor is sweet with decent complexity of dark dried fruit and roast, maybe even candy sugar and bubble gum. The harshness of hop, alcohol and burnt malt one might come to expect in an imperial stout is much milder in this beer. Rich but deceiving in its alcoholic strength. Enjoyed this try. sjohnny (626) - - SEP 1, 2013
Wood, malt, wine aroma. Pours very dark with a quickly fading tan head. Slight smoke (from the oak?). Red wine dryness countered with a rich velvet feel at the same time. Roasty. Malty. Hints of esters and a bitter cocoa sensation on the finish. Interesting combination. Very nice.