Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Bought a growler from the brewery. Aroma of chocolate and roast was standout and bold. Black body with medium tan creamy head. Only thing lacking was high amout of lacing. Flavor was of rich choclate and some mild sweetness to it. Had the taste of chocolate milk. Full bodied beer. Left a roasty sweet aftertaste. Smooth beer for high alcohol content. Ever get to Tucson this would be a beer to get. Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Hand bottled from cbkshubert. BIG THANKYOU!This poured big black body, tight tan head,. lots of chocolate and coffee in the nose. Taste was full body, coffee, and loads of chocolate. Vanilla lingers after the swallow. Loved this. Can only imagine how great this is fresh. A new major fav. Ty5592 (1024) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2006
22oz bottle from cbkschubert.Thick and rich with the aroma of coco, chocolate,mollasass, coffee, and roasted malty. Damn was this beer good. Black with small burgundy lacing type head. Smooooth and creamy and really rich. The taste was the same as the aroma with minimal alcohol detected. This beer was WAY better then I expected. I need MORE, Craig??........ hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
22oz hand bottled from Growler from cbkschubert (thanks a million for this!). Poured a dark, dark black with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roast, cocoa, caramel, and coffee. Tastes of roast, citrus, coffee, caramel, and I was getting some dark fruits. Alcohol content well hidden. Lacing left on the glass. I’m glad I had the chance to try this one - thanks again! ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle sampled at the Carolina tasting, thanks Sam. After hearing about this one for a while, I was glad to finally get to try it. This was the first beer of our tasting. Sam got this in a trade from cbkshubert I am pretty sure. Pours out a dark black color with a tan head that starts from the bottom and goes up. Smell is heavy on the roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is smooth and thick, really creamy stuff. Decent level of carbonation. Very good stuff, very thick, interesting. Thanks for this one Sam!
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2007
Hand-bottle courtesy of cbkschubert sampled on 1/10/07: Pours an opaque black with dark brown edges and a frothy, wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet dark caramely malts with lots of dark chocolate and a touch of plums. Body starts fairly full with nice sweetness and good dark caramel and chocolate malty notes toward a smooth, complex, and balanced finish. A very nice imperial stout. nbutler11 (1305) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Growler thanks to hellbilly. Had this after Dark Lord, and have to say that it is actually better and deserving of its title as AZ’s best beer. Pours black with a nice brown head. Smells and tastes of balanced flavors of roasted coffee, vanilla, and dark cocoa with a note citrusy hops at the back of the palate. Disguises the alcohol content so well you could actually session this. Time in a barrel would make this ridiculous. turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Growler poured black with a nice thick chocolate head.
Big rich malty, coffee aroma.
Flavor is sweet and rich, roasty, light alcohol. chocolate, coffee with a medium heavy body.
Finish seemed just a little too sweet but still a great stout. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 On tap at TCB - Pours a black color with a nice tan head that lasts. Light lacing on the way down. Has a roasted malt aroma. Flavor is nice. Has the typical roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate flavoring. What I like about this beer, is there are no overbearing esters. A very smooth full bodied beer. No alcohol warming. A excellent beer. Best at TCB for sure. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
22oz bottle hand bottled by cbkschubert - thanks Craig!! - Pours black as night and thick like oil. Nice foamy thick mocha head graces the top and stays pretty well. Lots of lacing in sheets on the side of the snifter.. It really does look perfect. Aromas of big roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. Flavors are mostly dominated by roasted malts, some coffee and that dark chocolate. There is a bit of dark fruit and even some milk chocolate in the flavor though. Palate is thick and quite smooth. Feels soft in the mouth for a big beer. Alcohol well covered. This is a nice impy stout.. Glad I got the chance to try this one!!