rburrell89 (10) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22 oz bottle. Pours inky black with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet grainy chocolate malts, dark fruit, and some bourbony alcohol.
The flavor is sweet roasted chocolate malts, tart dark fruits, some black licorice and a roasted bitter finish with some bourbony alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with creamy carbonation.
Overall, an excellent imperial stout. All the roast kind of clashed with the sweet, slightly tart, fruit.
BuckeyeBoy (7387) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle pours out dark brown with a tan head. Nose is roast malts some brownies molasses chocolate and ash. Taste is more of the nice roast malts some light sweetness and a coffee touch.
Sammy (11971) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid base beer. Chocolate with a tinge of sweetness, and licorice. Very foamy thick lace beer. Smooth drinker.
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $? ][ schnapps snifter ][ 03.05.15 ]
black with tan head, dense down to ring. Rich, dense dessert nose, fudgey dark chocolate alongside plum sweetness. Front palate has light booze and dark chocolate, expedition-esque roast and chocolate married bitterly mid-palate, full bodied and creamy accenting the roast, light anise esters adding depth. Very well rounded and balanced, very similar to expedition without the richness or depth.
radagast83 (7906) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the March DC Tasting. Poured a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, chocolate. Flavor was semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malts, light burnt notes, vanilla woody notes. Light Belgian funk notes. Pretty good.
GenDV138 (7066) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the DC March Tasting. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, vanilla. Tastes of chocolate, roast, light toast. Medium body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (8645) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some roast and some licorice. Black pour with great head and lacing. Caramel. Bittersweet finish. Bottle.
Travlr (24004) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark clear maroon brown color, fluffy beige head. Nice aroma of brownies with burnt edges, licorice. Taste is spiced anise, dark chocolate. Very tasty.
dfinney23 (3205) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with a finger of mocha head. Caramel and chocolate aroma. Taste is more of the same with more cocoa plus a bit of smoke. Dry, slightly chalky finish.
lukemcg (8) - Kansas, USA - JAN 31, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Somewhat dry, with nice carbonation, dark black appearance and coffee notes.
cards04 (2771) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with whisky mocha head. Aromas of toasted malts, anise, and molasses. Definitely some smoky flavors going on with this one. A touch of sour and sweet too. Nice mouth feel. Solid stout.