hershiser2 (3825) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2009
650 ml bottle, $7.99 at Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours BLACK with a 2" brown head. Deep chocolate milk aroma. Flavor is deep, sweet chocolate and caramel. Finishes bitter. Very nice. MrBeerFanatic (1076) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Pours a hearty dark brown with a creamy brown head. Big aromas of dark chocolate, coco, coffee, caramel, roasted malts, and vanilla. This is an absolutely delicious brew! The flavor is pretty intense of chocolate, almost like it was melted right into this glass and transformed to liquid. The coffee note is a par under with some roasted malts and a little caramel poking through. There are also noted coco and a touch of vanilla and toffee. Sweet, a little bitter, creamy/silky and rich. You can actually notice some of the chocolate after every sip. The alcohol is not really noticeable. Waited a long time to try this and I’m glad I did. Awesome. smith4498 (3697) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle shared by bconley @ otakudens Vero Beach Throwdown. Pours extremely dark brown with light brown head. Very strong milk chocolate aroma. It tastes like a liquid Hershey bar with some espresso. Alcohol flavor is pretty strong.Full body with average carbonation. Very enjoyable. italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Pours dark chocolate brown with little head. The aroma blew me away with its intensity but gradually evolved (devolved?) with each sniff. It went from pure dark chocolate... to chocolate pudding... to chocolate pudding skin... to scratch n’ sniff chocolate pudding. Flavor was stovetop chocolate pudding. Coffee and an alcohol finish emerge as it warms. Fairly creamy. No surprise that this is obnoxious and in your face, but that’s not a bad thing when it comes to chocolate. JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
Pitch black beer with a thick sticky tan head. The aroma is just incredible. Massive, soft sweet coffee and cocoa character. Excellent sweet chewiness. Intense chocolate syrup and a fresh coffeeish nose as well. Nice and chewy with a bit of heavy sweetness. Nice and chewy palate with a bit of milk chocolate sweetness. The chocolate is mostly present through the middle, but the coffee pops up on the finish. A little bit of soft earthy bitterness. Like all the ST imperial series, it’s really intense and sweet but it’s incredibly delicious.
joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle at home.
Black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and light roasted aroma dominated by dark chocolate with notes of coffee and alcohol.
Sweet and light roasted flavour of dark chocolate and coffee with notes of hops and alcohol.
Roasted and warming alcoholic finish. drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2009
22 oz bomber. Dark brown, almost black body with almost no tan head. Aroma is delightfully chocolaty with a hint of coffee. Flavor is quite sweet, but not cloying, heavy on the chocolate, with a bit of coffee bitterness, and some hop bite in the finish. The 11% ABV is well hidden. Palate is smooth and moderately thick. This probably isn’t the most complex beer I’ve tasted, but if you like sweet imperial stouts, and I do, it’s a wonderful beer. bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Bottle at Otakuden’s throwdown. Very dark body...I mean BLACK body. Smells of big coffee and chocolate malts. Incredibly sweet chocolate, moreso than the coffee, but it’s definitely. Also really cool milk flavor in there. AWESOME! sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Shared bomber! Poured medium-dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of all that is good in the world - chocolate, coffee, and malt. Taste was extremely smooth and creamy coffee and chocolate. Sweet but not cloying, thick but not heavy. Delightful in the extreme. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2009
(22oz bottle) Small tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, coffee ice cream. Taste is moderately sweet, espresso, bittersweet chocolate, light butterscotch. Creamy medium-full body.