mcberko (15431) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Elizabeth Station, pours jet black with a thick brown head. Aroma brings out dry oats, with dry coffee and a touch of dry cocoa. Flavour is robust, with lots of roasted malt, light coffee and cocoa. Robust and massive. Excellent.
onceblind (8177) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black hue in the glass with a thin ring of light tan foam around the edge of the glass. Rich sweet nose that almost has a berry like tone to it like blackberry or something, but also has a semi-medicinal chocolaty nuance to it. Rich chocolate and semi berry like medicinal tone almost like raspberry cough medicine mixed with sweet dark chocolate and a roasty malt tone. Very interesting and weird and full and complex.
cobaink2 (525) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark roasts and a heavy milk chocolate overtone. A bit buiscuty on the nose. There are a few notes here but overwhelming milk chocolate.
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Sarlacc83 (2091) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Apex, post CBC
A: Pure black with a cappuccino head.
N: Roast, big milk chocolate and cocoa, mocha/espresso, vanilla, hint of caramel (from a barrel?), good maltiness, but not much hops in the mix.
T: Big sweet body, rounded bitterness.
M: Heavy oily body, prickly carbonation, dangerously hidden alcohol.
O: An excellent RIS, and doubly so if itís not barrel aged because some of those same flavors are in here. Reminds me of Suge Knight and BA Darkness.
djd07 (12438) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Apex. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Medium mouth, chewy, chocolate, wood, light roast, lingering bitterness, good.
daknole (10919) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost black in color, rich brown head. Nice drinking imperial stout. Roasty, coffee, chocolate, nutty. Smooth and quite damn tasty. Huna day 15.
travita (4924) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Black in color, super dark, ok tan head. The smell is prunes, malt, dark fruit, roast, coffee, and ok. Taste is mostly the same, cherries, and creamy.
Westchesterco (1917) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at the brewpub it is a dark brown with a slight head. Thecatoma is of coffee and the taste is is coffee with licorice overtones
Iphonephan (6548) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt nose. Flavors of coffee and chicory. Bitter, roasted finish.