GregMooreNH (165) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2017 bwa5879 (961) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bbottle from Kalamazoo megabev. Deep black pour with brownish hue. Inch and a half of dark brown head about the shade of a cardboard box (head density of Guinness but half a dozen shades darker). Very sweet nose: possible sweet floral hops, mellow cola syrup, hint of bitter licorice. Medium oily mouth feel with a small amount of tingle. This is a big beer, lots of hops and lots of malt. Taste is roasty, lots of cocoa, a bit of bitter licorice, sweet malt. Finish is very warm and makes the ABV evident.
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Pours deep, dark brown with a thick, dense head that lingers. Aroma is chocolate, roast and the distinctive magnum hops. Taste is chocolate, toffee and roast - each working in slowly. Finish is smooth coffee flavor. A very good imperial stout. MKromhoutNC (26) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Good stout taste - thick, only slightly sweet, caramel coffee goodness. I think I'll drink the rest!
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UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 Аромат поджаристый, солодовый, кофейный. Во вкусе хороший баланс жженого солода и кофе со сливками без лишней горечи и сладости, но и без изысков. Vighals (4497) - SÃ¸rumsand, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2017 Svart med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter salt lakris, noe pepper og kakaopulver. Fyldig. Smaker salt lakris, noe sitrus og kaffebitterhet, lett maltig sødme. Thunderverb (125) - Visby, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2017
Pours black with on head. Atoms of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and coca cola. High bitterness. Taste of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Decent.
Poobah (473) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - NOV 21, 2017
Black with a tan head and an espresso, vanilla nose. Malty, syrupy and well-carbonated with a dark chocolate, espresso, dark fruit, somewhat dry finish. Some alcohol warming. HULK777 (637) - - NOV 20, 2017
Aroma is vanilla, dry cocoa, cream, cake, and pie. Taste is coffee, chocolates, chocolate cream, and milk. sharkydodson (1842) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 18, 2017
the aroma is caramel and chocolate with hints of vanilla, toffee, cocoa, brown sugar and robust... the taste is caramel and chocolate with notes of roasted malt, toffee, cocoa, vanilla, coffee and brown sugar... sweet, dry and bitter aftertaste... lunka01 (8) - - NOV 16, 2017 does not count
hay, bread, chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, resin, dough, leather, earthy, black, tan foam, frothy, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, full body, creamy, oily feel, lively, long finish, ccex (1371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2017
12 oz. 2017 bottle pours an opaque dark brown/black with small tan head and hardly any lacing. Aroma is not strong, but has lots of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, molasses, and smoke. Taste is sweet with some bitterness in the finish, which is not as boozy as I thought it would be. Body is full with slight carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. This one is deceptively easy to drink, A good Imperial Stout and one of the best brews I've had from this large brewery, but it's not one I'll remember until I see it on the shelves next year.