darb85 (290) - Canton, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2017 thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that I bought during DLD weekend 2008. Pours black with just a slight mocha head. Aroma of old dark chocolate, light creamy coffee, cocoa powder, light smoke, booze and slight roast. Taste is cocoa powder, dark chocolate, slight coffee, huge roasty bitterness, slight earthy hops, a bit of smoke and booze. Slightly thin for an RIS but enjoyable. Pretty solid but a bit too much on the fake chocolate flavor side.
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2017 Vanilla cocoa nose. Black pour, no head. Chocolate lead with vanilla a bit of booze heat on finish. Thicker mouth feel. dry finish. Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Full body and smooth flavor of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and had notes of brown sugar. Hopper8 (197) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2017
Pretty solid actually. I’m fairly impressed with the flavors going on in this imperial stout as the roasted malts are very present and yield hints of chocolate and fruit and not coffee. Overall good beer, and very easy to sip. jinroh (1704) - ESTONIA - APR 9, 2017
Almost black, some beige bubbles. Aroma having some roast and bit of barrel character although it’s not barrel aged. Taste has deep roasty sweetness and more dark dried plums. Bit of alcohol there, like aged in wine barrels although it’s not. Bit edgy bitter finish.
DWestrick (765) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2017
bottle - shared 3 ways. big bad imperial stout. tad heavy on the carbonation for my liking, but otherwise very solid. good beer
SODAK14 (380) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAR 14, 2017
I’m had the 2016 version with 11.5% ABV. This pours a very dark almost black color with a small head. Nice brew but kind of turned off by too much of a fruitish flavor, I couldn’t quite place it. Also definitely can taste the alcohol in it...not really a good thing. Decent beer just not a great one. Dal9000 (639) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2017
At Whole Foods. Pours black with a thick tan head. Initial taste of sweet coffee and dark chocolate. Lingering dark chocolate but sweet.
---Rated via Beer Buddy Msdrbeat (780) - East Lansing, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Bottled. Pours pitch black with off white small head. Aroma is slightly malty with chocolate and coffee with a hint of booze. Smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation. Really lovely stout. PhillyCraft (7417) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2016
BB backlog. Bottle, pours a deep dark brown, nearly black. Head is 2 finger and beige in color. Smell is roasted malt, coffee, toffee, and rich chocolate. Flavor is oak, cocoa, barley, and subtle grain. The booze was hidden well for 10.8 percent, tasted closer to 8 kerenmk (4806) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle shared at a Yom Kippur tasting at Max’ place. 2016 bottle. Black with a tan head. Chocolate-covered cherry, sherry aroma. Bitter, ink, alcohol in the mouth. Full body, smooth and syrupy. 11.5%abv. but doesn’t feel like it at all. A little roasty and bitter finish. Good.