MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
dark sepia, small bubbled tan recedes quickly. Very dry nose, prune and light olive, bit reminiscent of the very best black alberts. Flavor is dry cake and brownie, bit of olive and licorice, end is very cake puffy dryness, incredibly dry, coating teeth. Olive notes a bit disruptive, otherwise stellar execution. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Courtesy of ryanryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle: The aroma consists of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, black licorice, and a hint of vanilla. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a small khaki head that quickly fades to ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with dark chocolate and caramel. There’s some plum notes and black licorice in the background. The finish has some mild roasted coffee. Medium-full bodied with mild carbonation.
Bottle #58. Dark brown/black body with a small tan head; fading to a light cover. Very nice, dark chocolate nose, solid roasted coffee notes and a touch of raisins. The taste is lightly sweet, this is very highly attenuated for an Imperial Stout. The bitterness is nicely balancing, solidly hoppy, with some really nice, dry bakers chocolate and lots of roast. Body is soft with gentle carbonation. Finish is clean and slightly refreshing. Sort of an Imperial Dry Stout. Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Courtesy of ryan. Black, minimal beige head. Nice roast, bakers chocolate, big hop character, mostly pine. Flavor is very dry, bakers cocoa, clean roast, hops cleanse through the back end. Very clean, dry. Very well attenuated, maybe too much for an impy st. rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle courtesy of ryan. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of cocoa, roast, coffee. Nice roasty cocoa flavor, reminds me of bitter dark chocolate. Nice body and mouthfeel with a clean finish
nimbleprop (8723) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
12oz bottle that’s been aging in my cellar for two years. Pours a watery, dark brown with some fading, cloudy off white head. Nose was nice, a little dusty, pitted fruits, prunes, plum, brown sugar, some black pepper. A little thin in the mouth but overall dry. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, some light toast, some light coffee, a little red grape juice, malt, molasses cookies. I was very pleased with how this had aged. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with no head. Dark malts, licorice, somewhat sweet aromas. Roasted flavor with nutty malts and a dry finish. j12601 (13035) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle #41 courtesy of Victor at a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a deep black to brown with a thin beige head. Big roast and cocoa, chocolate. Medium bodied, roast and cocoa. Chocolate, pudding and a bit of cocoa. Long chocolate, a touch of prune, a bit of cocoa. cgarvieuk (25744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Soft dark roast... Soft chocolate... Dark bitter chocolate roast... Big berryfruits... Little over fizzy gunnar (9456) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2013
Shared bottle at Edinburgh tasting. Pours black with a small tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts, weak chocolate. Taste is the same, roasted malts, dark bitter chocolate, yummy.