kermis (14478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2017
8 4 8 4 17sjogro (4649) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2017
Bottle shared at THT October. Near black with a ring tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, chocolate and fruity chillis. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Sampled from bottle at THT October. Big sweet deep roasted chocolate malts. Roasted peppers, ash, ginger, big cinnamon. Big sweet and medium bitter. Full body and soft carbonation. Maakun (6298) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2017
Bottle shared at THT. Black with darker beige head. Lots of cinnamon, light ginger, milk chocolate, dried chilies, cola, soft lime, caramel, dried apricot. Very fruity and spicy with lots of nice chocolate. Over medium sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied with a bit oily feel and a bit of chili burn. Not the best bomb! but very enjoyable. Bacchus66 (895) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2017
Takeover at the Hive. Very dark brown, nearly black, full light brown head with good lacing. Rich chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg spices, chiles, roasted coffee, dark malt, some pine, toffee, nuts. Full bodied, long chocolaty, spiced finish. This is not as sweet as the Pe-Kan, and has a rougher texture. Excellent. commonshawn (1311) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2017
Tap at bangers in Austin. Black with small tan head. Vanilla sugar spice nose. Taste is heavy chocolate, with only
subtle spice. Heavy lactose. Reminds me of a chai aroma and flavor profile. Perfectly balanced. Long lasting. This is yet another amazing dessert in the form of beer from these guys. Bomb.
mbgrayson (797) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - AUG 20, 2017
11% abv this vintage. Pours a super dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma of malt and spices. Taste has notes of pepper, chocolate, and malts. Rich, spicy, and complex. This is very good seasonal imperial stout. Thumbs up. stantheman (1098) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2017
Small bottle from Liberty on The Drive in Vancouver. A black beer with moderate tan head and prominent coffee and chocolate nose. Undetermined aromatic spice notes found on tasting in addition to coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. It’s only an impression, but the finish reminds me a bit of orange and chocolate. Doubtless there is more to it than that, but I cannot suss it out at the moment. May require further tasting...
coachd (899) - Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2017
Anyway, I give this a 4 on the basis of pleasant complexity.
The roast in the aroma is light for the heft of this beer. I am also getting some Xmas spices, lactose, and slight booze. Similar to a Christmas cookie. Shiny black color with a small light brown head that sticks around for a while. Tastes chocolatey with some milk sweetness and roast. Incredibly drinkable for 13%, no booze burn. Slight palate but it is smooth. Very good, perhaps a bit overhyped but I would drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone koleminer20 (3840) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2017
Shared at the Prairie Everything Dark/Kill Your Liver Extravaganza at Jeff’s House on July 1. 12 oz bottle, 2015 vintage. Had 2014 and 2015, preferred the latter. The pour is a nice lighter black color with a thinner tan head and a couple spots of lace as it falls. The aroma is pretty good. The chocolate, coffee, and a light pepper exist, but this one has a pretty strong influx of Christmas spiced. Definitely getting ginger, maybe some cardamom. It’s decent. The flavor is much of the same. The coffee and chocolate are prevalent, but the ginger and the Christmas spices definitely kick it up. It’s decent. Not my favorite, but I like it. The mouth feel is a medium to heavy body with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly chocolate and coffee spiciness. Not too shabby. 8 4 8 4 16 solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Well done but not an improvement on the regular bomb like Nagasaki. Roast and coffee with nut, dark chocolate. Black pour. Bittersweet finish. Some christmas spice but it’s light. Bottle.