BeerHawk (1811) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Canned 12/22/08. Poured black with a dark brown head that left light lace. Aromas of toasted malts, bread and light alcohol. The flavor found milk chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Full body with a creamy texture. Sweet throughout yet a light roast aftertaste. Very nice! NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Can via trade with Hellbilly. So, for whatever reason, I am just not getting my hands on this one. Interesting to see it pour from a can, I’ll say. Pours viscous and black with a dark orangey brown head. Nose is sweet, roasted grain, chocolate and a distinct floral hop note that comes through. Mild molasses and anise notes as well. On taste, supremely well hopped with it being hop forward and bitter, but not really acrid. Very well constructed and layered flavors. Some cocoa and coffee come through in the middle as well. Nice roasty finish that lasts. This is a super drinkable Imperial Stout and reminds me a ton of Storm King. I’ll need to get me more of this one, would love to try it with cherries... grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Pours black with a thin dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol, and coffee. Nice flavor, well balanced. A bit of an alcohol bite at the end. Great palate. Excellent. SHANER4 (507) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2009
12 oz. can - Poured ink black with medium brown head.
Aroma - chocolate, oats, coffee and raisins.
Flavor - chocolate, dark fruits, coffee and alcohol.
Palate - medium/heavy bodied with little carbonation. Somewhat boozey on tongue with bitter throat numbing finish.
Overall - Definite winner!! alot of flavor and you do taste all the 9.4 ABV. Chocolate syrup taste lingers along with alcohol. carobbin (5) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2009 does not count
Pours an impenetrable black. If you can call it a pour. Its more like it slides out of the can. 1.5 finger cappuccino colored head. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. And then you taste it. My God you taste it. Incredible mouthfeel. Sweet taste to start, which melts into a lasting, bitter chocolate and coffee aftertaste. And again, my God does it linger. This beer is a dessert.
Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2009
12 oz. can. Pours jet black with no head, just a coffee colored ring around the edge of the glass. This stuff pours like oil. On the nose I sense raisin, coffee, tobacco, a little grape, and caramel. Low carbonation with a very oily mouthfeel. Raisin, prune, sugar, and alcohol can all be found on the palate. I didn’t find as much malt as the description would indicate. A very chewy brew. Reminds me of chewing tobacco. The flavor is different than most imperial stouts and is well constructed. Given the alcohol content, it is very well hidden. Still, this is a beer I would probably on have one of in a session. Very powerful stuff. Plovmand (8682) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
Can. The body is opaque pitch black with a big creamy forever lasting brown head. Very inviting. Coffee, chocolate, hops, roasted malts, caramel and some liqourice in nose and flavour. As it heats up it gets better and better. Great creamy mouthfeel. Definately a beer I want to drink again and again. mystiksc (62) - los angeles, California, USA - MAR 6, 2009
12oz can on a cold day. Pour is pitch black. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted coffee and malt. At first sip I am amazed to taste sweet bitter chocolate with coffee. Alcohol is very well hidden.Only hints can be detected. I could have this for dessert. yum Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Enjoyed via 12 oz can. Pour a dark brown to black with a deep tan head. Nose is one of chocolate and roasted malts. A slightly oiliness comes across on the palate, along with the expected roastiness. Notes of malt, hop bitterness, and a touch of alcohol (as one might expect) come across on the palate. While it finishes sweet, it does not do so to an extent that makes it cloying. ddelk (14) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Can. Pours out thick and jet black with a minimal dark tan head and slight lacing. Aroma is a wonderful pop of rich dark chocolate, espresso and faint earthen tones. Taste is buttery with little to no detection of the high ABV. Creamy mouthfeel with very sweet, maple syrup finish (little more smoke with a less sweet would have been desired). Overall a very solid imperial stout that I would seek out.