MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep black with medium brown head. Aroma is malty, lightly roasty. Flavor is heavy with the chocolates, dark and milk. Some milky coffee is involved as well. The real treat is a nearly perfect mouthfeel, creamy but not too much so, thick but drinkable, and smooth. Finish is fairly short with some alcohol evident. Good stuff. UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Totally a beer you drink with a knife and a fork. Definitely not for everybody. Deep and perfect to have with a dessert. I like it. Blom (848) - Sorø, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2008
Black with a dense brown head. Aroma of coffee, liqourice and roasted malts. I expected more from the flavour that is marked by liqourice, salt, candy sugar, plumes and coffee but not in a potent way. I have a couple of different vintage years stacked in the cellar, so I’ll see if it improves... mixinnixon2000 (226) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Bottle. Nice full body imperial stout. good roasted malts and decent amount of dark chocolate. got a hint of some assorted fruits. excellent stout KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
Black with larrge brown head. Sweet aroma with notes of roasted malt, choclate, coffee and hops. The sweet flavor offers notes of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla and hops. Nice!
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Bottle. Black pour with no head. Aroma is roasted malt, slightly herbal, with burnt oats. The flavor is roasted malt, oats, chocolate, and some sweet malt. There is a little alcohol noticable as well. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. johnnyola (12) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2008
A full on flavoured beer, I feel it is a bit one dimentional, but very intens. Would improve with aging. hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Bottle. Black with big brown head. First whiff gives off smoke and fruity esters. Chocolate and licorice on the follow up. Dry, roasty and bitter. Very bitter finish. There is definately some leathery tobacco in the finish as the rater below described. This has a somewhat unique flavor that is good, but not one of the best impy stouts that i’ve had. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2008
.5 liter bottle. Pours a nice deep dark color- almost black with a nice tigh frothy beige- brown head with sick lace. Aroma is intense with burnt black mlats, and loads of fruity esters and licorice/star anise- then some black dark chocoaltes and light coffee and nice sweet molasses and some minty pine hops. Flavor is insanely bitter with dark black burnt malts, roasted barley and black patent- burnt very dark chocolates, and a drying dusty nuttiness - medium hop bitterness, some black malt acridness, and a wierd astringnecy as well. Light wierd tobacco and leather in the finish with some of that slick astringency. BOLTZ7555 (3127) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2008
This is a nice dark chocolate bordering black with a head that appears insignificant at first but billows up from the depths of the glass to something fairly substantial. Aroma is bitter chocolate and flavor follows with subtle hints of campfire smoke. Tasty, yet one dimensional...this one is on the cusp of greatness.