beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle pours a jet black brew with a thin brown top. Nose is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is burnt malts, bitter chocolate and caramel. Nice bitterness in the finish to go with the sweet. 50belair (3718) - Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Dark roasted malt aromas. Bitter dark roasted malts, licorice, and mild caramel notes. Good body. Average mouthfeel. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Super rich and sweet stout , very plain and lightly hopped, it’s ok but very average bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle . Couple months old. Pours without much head and little lace. Aroma is strong dark chocolate and roast with some caramel sweetness and dark fruit. Flavor follows suit with more sugary simple sweetness and bitterness, appropriately balanced for a imp stout. Feel is soft, kinda flat, soapy, sticky and woody end. I don’t like the feel really. Other parts are nice but it feels too thin. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
12/17/2013. 22 oz. bomber. Pours black with a tan head. Lots of coffee aromas with dark fruit and roasted malt. Caramel, chocolate and malt flavors with hints of coffee. Smooth, long finish. Very good.
pushkinwow (2984) - Ottawa, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Bomber with a nice wax top. Black with mocha head that completely disappears. Chocolate, anise, semi-sweet and partially roasted malts, boozy. Bitter with a mild carbonation and moderate+ body, dry, chocolate, more booze, some bite on the finish. drfabulous (9117) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2013
22 ounce bottle thanks to Prufrockstar. Big black stout. Black wax. Chocolate and cocoa powder. Big nose. Lots of alcohol in finish. Roast. Very tasty. harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottled: um, earlier?
Pours black, little foam formation at all. Smells of toasted/burnt malts, some licorice, hints of graham, some malt (like whoppers malt), some sweetened bakers chocolate. Taste matches with depth and a little higher on the burnt malts end - almost a bit of smoke character in here, which normally I’d dislike, but here plays well. I really dig this, but in a fetish way. It’s unique to me, although some reviews say it’s a beer they’ve had before. I’d like to compare this to Bell’s Expidition Stout, but it’s not too licorice characterized, which I dislike about Expo stout, but this is a little more subtle and accents well. Full bodied with low carb and an almost dry finish. Nice beer. I think treatment in a port barrel or an addition of buterscotch character would really, really open this up to the midwest flavor profile. A little too robust for the national masses. Sammy (13262) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
A pretty good RIS. A bubbly head, and lacy, on a black body. A dry bitter finish.A big aroma. A tad mould in the taste mid sip. Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Pours black/deep ruby, finger tan head. Smell roasty coco vanilla. Taste sweet, caramel and roast, wood, smokey. Med body. Taste didn’t live up to smell.