Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2007 Thick black like motor oil...very roasted/burnt malt taste. I enjoyed the 1997 vintage with Kevbo last night. This beer is definitely worth seeking out if you can find it.
Re-rate of 1996 bottle is evident in overall score of the beer. bigbeersilove (10) - lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2008
(Ceramic flip-top bottle from 2007) Pours like motor oil dark black and thick; clings to the sides of the glass with a deep yellow/brown tint. if you work at it it has a brown head, but i enjoyed this with a very slow pour into a snifter and almost no head.
when i poured with a head, the lacing was thick and clingy, sticking to the sides for the duration of the glass. lots of coffee and chocolate in the taste, and great chewy mouth-feel. bitter, hoppy finish, and a lingering presence of alcohol. a wonderful example of an imperial stout, and a delight to drink. share this one with friends and a cigar. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2009 My top beer of 2008. 2008 Black XS series 750ml bottle. Thick brown airy pudding head you could eat with a spoon. Black beer. Nice cocoa and milk chocolate and alcohol scent. Just about to take a sip and I see the description says I should age a year! I hope this was bottled early this year! First sip is really good. Rich chocolate pudding and alcohol. Bits of bitter licorice and hints at sweet molasses. Tasty sharp bitter finish. Cool memorable drinkable beer. 11%? You’re kidding! ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Hands down best beer i’ve ever tasted. After taste takes you on a journey that lasts about 9 seconds. Amazing head and the pour is smooth. This is hands down one of the best beers I have ever had Stoutmeiser (18) - Georgetown, Alabama, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Superb stout, roasted malt & back by coffee & chocolate goodness. Pitch black like molasses & a creamy dark head sitting at a quarter inch, this stout proves to be a favorite. The only harsh thing about it is the price at $17.50 for the XS bottle. I still glad I got it...
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Warcop (2) - Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2012 does not count
This is my favorite beer, what more is there to say. If you like dark chocolate you will like this beer. phikus01 (112) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Excellent bittersweet chocolate espresso flavors balancing perfect hop bitterness. Very clean dry finish. No ashtray flavors a lot of big stouts can get davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Perfect beer. Very long taste with chocolate and vanilla. Great balance of ingredients. mrbeakersalesman99 (17) - USA - FEB 13, 2001
Memorable....VERY memorable...almost in the same league as Victory’s Storm King Stout...Still one of the best in the world! TheReptilian (13) - Burley, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2005
These are damn good. You don’t even need to eat food if you drink a few of these. One of these is like a thick hefty meal. Excellent bite and lasting dimensions of flavor. Chocolate, coffee, and alcohol, a perfect blend. This shit coats your mouth and throat. Excellent.