yamar1221 (40) - USA - JAN 19, 2010
Dark, thick pour that is pure black and giggles in the glass. Very sweet, malty aroma with small hints of brandy. Strong malt flavors that include roasted oats and chocolate mocha tones, really great beer. Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
Draught @ Mr. Dunderbak’s, Tampa, FL: Apparently this is supposed to be rare on tap, although I had two opportunities to have it in the same night at two different places. Not that I’m complaining, it’s a (spoiler!) great beer. Pours black, a dark brown head that left quickly. The aroma is a little muted but provided brandy, roast malts and molasses if you searched enough. The flavour is initially very strong with lots of sweet black cherries, brandy, anise, molasses and roasty malts. Just wow, an exceptional imperial stout that hadn’t previously been on my radar. Count me as a fan of Ten W Fidy. Shakesbeere (222) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
12 oz. can. Very dark and opaque pour -- probably the darkest I’ve ever seen -- with dark tan head. Aroma is of sweet caramel and coffee, dark malt, and dark fruit -- i.e. prune. Very smooth and thick. Flavor has hints of dark chocolate, deep caramel nut, and a little citrus pine. Feels alcoholic. Finish is burnt. A very good brew, though its finest characteristic is its appearance. Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Draft at redlight redlight. Pours black and opaque with a tan head. Probably the thickest, darkest beer I’ve ever seen. Almost looks like carbonated motor oil. The nose is pungent with dark malts and hints of oatmeal. The flavor is a balance of smooth and tasty but with a noticeable bite from the high alcohol content. Sweet but also boozy. Very good beer. Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2010
Pours black with a tiny dark brown head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is very sweet, loads of chocolate, earthy hops and citric, prunes. A sip reveals more aromas, nuts, prunes, almost bock like caramel or fudge, sweet citrus, more tangerine than lemon, and a burnt bitter finish. Quite viscous, not a lot of carb, but enough to make the body thick. Overall this is a very balanced IS. Not too sweet, not too big, no alcohol evident, but perhaps also a bit restrained.
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Can courtesy of smellysell, although I recently saw it for sale here. Regardless, thanks. Looks very badass being poured out of the can. One of the darkest beers I’ve ever seen, with a coffee-colored head. Smell is some coffee, roast malts, smoky. A very smoky scent to it. Taste is very, very, very good. Same as the smell. Nice and creamy mouthfeel. Does seem to hit hard with the ABV. One of the best stouts I’ve had. pumpmaster (1446) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2010
12 ounce can purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $4.49 Excellent! larsga (7675) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2010
Medium dark brown, almost black, head. As far as I can tell in this
dark pub the body is entirely opaque black. Milky roasty alcoholic
toffee aroma with spicy minty notes. Bittersweet milky roasty
chocolatey taste with alcoholic licorice notes. Full-bodied. Sharpish,
hot mouthfeel. Surprisingly harmonic, even if it is very powerful.
Dry chocolatey tropical fruit hop aftertaste with metallic notes.
Nice. Quite drinkable, and definitely sippable. (0.355l can,
hershiser2 (3819) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Can, $3.10 from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours into a thick, black pool of used-motor-oil looking deliciousness. Small head. Smells of sweet malts, chocolates, cherries, bourbon, alcohol... Dark chocolate flavor, thick dark chocolate, light alcohol notes... like a cordial cherry without the cherry flavor. gorditoabd (637) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
12 oz can. Pours black with just a touch of tan head. Aroma is of booze, cherries, anise, and coffee. First taste by far surpasses the aroma. Full of coffee, chocolate, cocoa powder, light cherries, vanilla, and touch of anise. Nice boozy burn on the finish, with just a touch of cough drop... Excellent. Thanks for the recommend MrBunn