egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2009 Poured a dark brown, black color with a creamy, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, lactose, and marshmallows. Taste of sweet chocolate, vanilla, and a dry, roasted malt finish. Velvety soft mouthfeel. Thanks BBB63 via hopdog! hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Big thanks to BBB63 for providing me with a hand bottled sample of this gem. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, milky and I think Eric hit it dead on when he said marshmellows. Aromas where stronger than the tastes with tastes of chocolate, milky, roasted malts and a little nutty. Worthy of seeking out. erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Pours inky black with a brown head. Aroma of burnt fruits, milk chocolate and milk. Flavor is rummy with chocolate and burnt fruits. Body is absolutely enormous, chewy and milky. No bitterness. Fairly unbalanced but enjoyable. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Tap, sampled out of a lovely plastic vessel alongside BBB63 during the great exodus. Black colored with a quick fading head, somehow lacing is left decently. Much coffee detected in aroma along with some sweet notes also. Medium bodied. Roasty, smooth, lactic sweetness remains in the shadows pleasantly. Quite nicely done! heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Thanks Duane for the hand bottled sample. Black body with no light showing through. The aroma is caramel, coffee, chocolate and a little hidden vanilla. Very smooth and inviting aroma. The taste has sugar sweetened coffee and smoot oatmeal. There is also some baking chocolate. The mouthfeel is slick. Nice version of a style I do not love.
pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2008
draft at the maproom.... close to black pour with a thin clingy tan head.... aromas of sweet roasted malt, cocoa, and chocolate. wasn;t expecting anything too complex with this one... very roasty and nutty flavors with an abundance of chocolate. sweet and full flavored. points for having a creamy and velvety mouthfeel. started off pretty nice but the sweetness eventually took over in the end. WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2008
I’m afraid imperial stouts have spoiled me, because after drinking them regularly for years, other stouts seem weak and thin by comparison. It’s not fair, really. This beer is, by far, superior to so many others. Yet, compared to the potency of imperials, it seems almost meek in comparison. I often avoid sweet and dry stouts, knowing my own tendencies, but an offering from FFF isn’t something to be taken lightly, so this was an easy buy. It all starts off well enough, with that almost black color and dark brown head that I adore, though the head doesn’t last long enough for top marks. Nose tends to be dominated by the chocolate notes, but there’s a definitive roasty quality, as well. Flavor is well balanced between roast, chocolate, and coffee flavors, with lingering alcohol notes as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium, with some creamy and oily characteristics. As far as the style goes, this is quite good. Hell, as far as BEER goes, this is quite good. But it makes me yearn for the powerful grip of an imperial even more. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Dark colored black beer with a small tan head. Nose of chocolate, roast, sugar and mocha, complex. As with almost all 3 Floyds beers, they nailed it. Was expecting a hoppy, out of balance beer, but it’s a complex, well balanced beer with lots of malt depth. Creamy, with dessert-like malts. Very nice ale. DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2008
pretty black, just a thin head of tan suds. roasty, milky nose... lactic roasty flavors...chocolate and lactic..smooth....cell phone battery about to die. valpoaj (755) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Poured from bomber...straight black with little ring of a head. Aroma is somewhat subdued, but is inviting...milk chocolate, a hint of sweet coffee, and sweet malts. Flavor is heavy on the milk chocolate, a good dose of lightly roasted coffee, and a heavy lactic presence...very good and extremely easy to drink. More roasted flavors come out in the finish, but it is a very smooth end. Good offering from FFF.