djd07 (14469) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Bottle thanks to AJ. Pours black with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt and dark chocolate. Slick body, dark chocolate, licorice, roast, bitter finish, very good. Itzjerm (2863) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2017
A well done average Imperial Stout. Creamy body Nose is chalk and grain. Perfect standard Imperial Stout. But nothing to return to here. Mrnoluv (354) - long beach, California, USA - OCT 4, 2015
The smell is caramel, chocolate, coffee beans, the look is black, brown head and the taste is chocolate, vanilla, caramel, coffee, sweet on the sip, bitter on the swallow, smooth with a little afterburn. Great beer. BuckeyeBoy (7663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2015
22oz bottle pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is roast malts chocolate vanilla black licorice and some coffee notes. Taste is more of the heavy roast malts a nice coffee touch vanilla cocoa and a little bitterness on the end. Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Jet Black and Tan head that hung around. Malts of roasted badly some black malt bitterness smoothed out with caramel and licorice. Flavor of chocolate and anise. Flavor lasted on and on.
GRM (4046) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Sample, brown bottle, 650 ml, best before 11/12/13, savoured in October 2014; eye: black, opaque, thin sheet of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, molasses, light burnt, slight chocolate; mouth: roasted barley, molasses, light burnt, slight chocolate, light acridness, light residual sugar, finale in roasted barley with light presence of acridness, medium body, average carbonation, slight palatefulness texture; overall: correct
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 650 ml, meilleure avant 11/12/13, savourée en octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, mince couverture de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, mélasse, léger brûlé, très léger chocolat; bouche : orge torréfiée, mélasse, léger brûlé, très léger chocolat, légère âcreté, léger sucre résiduel, finale en orge torréfiée avec légère présence d’âcreté, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, texture légèrement moelleuse; en résumé : correct Hammy78 (973) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
Gold wax bottle. Pours midnight black with a slight head that doesn’t last. Nose is chocolate and roasted malt. Tastes really sweet and sugary, roasted malt, a little bitter but mainly chocolate bitter. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a creamy beige head. The aroma picked up warm, roasted cocoa, vanilla, and espresso malts with accents of cardamom.. well-presented. The flavor found lightly-smoked black malts, and vanilla bean at the core, with tart coffee beans and light astringency around.. finished with a creamy roasted malt blend and a coffee kicker. Heavier-bodied and creamy on the palate.. overall well-balanced and very tasty! fiveacestx (970) - Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Part of a flight at the brewery - jet black, nice sweet chocolate aroma and taste. Malty backbone. Medium to heavy finish. Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Pours motor oil with a brown head that disappears. Not impressed. Aroma is pleasant and simple: caramel, floral, dough, and some vanilla. Taste is off balance sour/bitter. Some sweetness gets mashed by a big bitter finish. My criticisms seem to be aimed at elements that are common traits of this style but somehow this beer just doesn’t do Imperial Stout right. Too rough around the edges.