EvanFriend (627) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Very thick, even for an imperial stout. Usual notes that you’d expect for the style, coffee and such, but there’s also a strong taste of licorice that penetrates the whole thing. I’m not a fan of licorice. This is a decent beer, but Sierra Nevada usually does better probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
12 oz bottle shared at GRM’s. Deep brown black with a mocha rim. Really big and dark but not typical...quite a bit of pine and resin, peppery and severe, tons of licorice, a fair bit of alcohol; medium body, moderate effervescence. Realty dark, black, peppery, serious, licorice, lacks the usual sweeter dark roasted malt notes, a fair bit of alcohol; stripped down, serious, not for the faint of heart; a bit sweet with strong bitterness and a long, slightly friendlier finish that is still quite peppery and serious. Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, and a meaty quality. Pours a dark opaque brown with a none lasting tan head. The taste is roasted malts, coffee, smoke, with hints of chocolate. Medium-full body with medium carbonation. Overall, Would drink again.
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Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malts, light sweetness, a hint of chocolate, and lighter grainy notes. Good stuff. jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on January 10th, 2012, side by side with SN Beer Camp Oatmeal Stout.
jjgmd (2220) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Appearance: Pours black with nice amount of red-brownish head.
Aroma: Aroma of chocolate, sugar, faint coffee.
Taste: Really chocolaty, dark coffee after the initial level, some light roastyness.
Palate:Medium body, somewhat thick, nice lingering coffee aftertaste.
Pours a dark black color with a small dissipating mocha head. Nose is chocolate, malt and perhaps slight vanilla bean. Carbonation soft, texture like motor oil. Taste is dark bitter chocolate and strong espresso. Alcohol
pokes through as well. Finish is long and bitter. Quaff Score 8 / 10 zgaier (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours black with a brown head and roasty aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is sweet and roasty, of rich chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and light fruit notes with bitterness and a smooth, dry finish. Great stout rob02190 (25) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
As it was poured, picked up aroma of coffee, cocoa and mesquite. Nice frothy head and good mouth feel. Taste is dominated by malt, molasses and coffee. Overall a good stout I'll have another barkeep.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Davros (3258) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2013
Pours black as the night with a large, dark tan head.
Nose shows chocolate, heavy roast, soft coffee. Also some light booze and a hint of wood smoke.
Heavy roasted flavours too, some chocolate and a fair bit of booze.
Nice creamy carbonation.
Would be even better if the booze wasn’t so full-on. BillKismet (4103) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Chtonic and turbulent. The color of a dark stormy night with a chocolate sea foam cover. Viscous, smooth dark chocolate nose, with touches of chocolate liquor and raisins. The body is exceptionally sweet, perhaps a bit too much. Sugary chocolate and some leafy hop bitterness, but not enough to balance out the sweetness. Started off strong, but tastes rather unattenuated.