LinusStick (3530) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2009 WOW! Very near perfection. I didnt think I would rate another impy this high, but this beer is a class all its own. This is like alcoholic Hershey’s Syrup. Aroma was perfect. Strong dark chocolate. Pour was a beautiful deep dark brown/black with a one finger tan frothy head. Taste was all chocolate. Not much else here. Thick deep dark chocolate. Could use more carbonation but that’s OK. I gotta pick up some more bottles before its gone again taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours a rich dark brown with decent tan head. Smells very sweet. HUGE chocolate flavor - actually too huge. Nothing subtle about this beer. One glass limit on this one - I appreciate the effort but other ST beers are better. RedXIII (127) - Powell, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2008 I love imperial stout as much as the next man, but this was simply too much sweetness for me. Pours a muddy chocolate bar brown with no head. An aromatic and flavor assault of bitter-sweet chocolate. A hint of vanilla in the nose and some malt in the taste. No hop presense to speak of. Too much chocolate sweetness because it is absolutely overpowering and the 11% abv does nothing to nullify it. It sticks to your mouth like a thick stout should. I could only drink about 6 oz of the stuff. Lowe1983 (1656) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is of molasses, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel malts, and a little alcohol. Flavor is strong of dark, bitter chocolate, molasses, caramel and roasted malts. Slight warming on the finish but not too strong. mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle. Pours a nice dark and rich brown with a nice tan head. Smells sweet, like chocolate cake. Taste starts off very sweet, almost like eating a melted chocolate bar, with a very faint touch of malt and hops underneath. Finishes bitter dark chocolate. This one leaves a sticky film on your mouth, rich and very thick. Overall very good beer, but maybe a little too sweet for me. Very drinkable for 11% though.
Maddog (528) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Clingman. Look, I love dark chocolate, and I love beer, but in an Imperial Stout, a hint of chocolate is all I need. This beer is impressive in every way, but the presence of chocolate is just too much. I am impressed with ST and their Blackwater Series, but Choklat is more chocolate than beer. Even its 11% body cannot stand up to this assault of sweetness. Just because a beer is big and expensive, doen’t mean it is beyond reproach. Lord knows I can appreciate a huge stout, but for my money, this one is just too sickly sweet. thegreenrooster (4627) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Pour is a dark black with a small tan head. Aroma is super sweet chocolate like the best hot cocoa you have ever had in your life. Flavor is is again a super rich chocolate with maybe some roasted nuts toward the end. Very tasty and dangerously drinkable even at 11%. thornecb (6152) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Aged 1 year. Pours deep black with mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head recedes to hug rim. Dark chocolate, espresso, and vanilla aromas. Tingly cocoa upfront with rich chocolate liqueur and espresso in the finish. jake65 (4033) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 Bottle: Pours a thick, dark brown with a finger of tan head. Aroma is massive of chocolate. Just like sticking your face in a bottle of Hersheys! Flavor is another smattering of chocolate with some roasted malt. This isn’t a regular dark chocolate, but a sweet and creamy milk chocolate. **Re-rate, 2013 bottle: Awesome, rich milk chocolate nose just like I remember from the first experience, but the flavor has changed... more roast, even some ash, bittersweet cocoa. Less of the intense chocolate sweetness than before. A good stout, but not as good as I remember from ’08. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2008
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark black pour with a very thin layer of tan foam that disappears almost instantly. Aroma is a huge amount of cocoa and cream. Smells like a chocolate milkshake. Not much alcohol apparent. Rich and flavorful chocolate and cocoa flavors begin as you drink and roll around the tongue with a mixture of cream and some dark roasted malts. Some coffee bitterness comes through near the end and leaves a lightly bittersweet chocolate flavor. Alcohol is very well hidden. Thick and creamy and absolutely delicious.