deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Poured pitch black with a thick dark brown head that dissipated completely, but laced nice and thick. Aroma was an amazing combination of dark chocolate and raisins with a bit of roasted malts. Flavor was just as great with dark/deep chocolate, raisins, and some roasted malt in the finish. Mouthfeel was extremely thick and sticky, giving an illusion of ’chewiness.’ BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2011 Sampled at GABF! OMFG! This very well could be the most chocolate-infused beer I’ve ever had. Take a bar of Godiva chocolate, dip it in Hershey’s syrup, and dust it with Nestle Quik...ya might be close! Liquid coal pour produced a dark latte head that left significant lacing inside the glass. Aroma was intense bitter chocolate, vanilla, caramel, molasses, and dark fruit. Sweet but not overly so. Nice bitter ending to polish it off. Silky smooth mouthfeel...another world-class brew!!! BUMP!!! bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Draft. Pours black with a very small, brown head. Sweet, roasty aroma of malt and chocolate. Rich flavors with smooth chocolate, roasted malt, and hints of coffee, nuts, caramel, and alcohol. Creamy, heavy body with no carbonation. Delicious. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Pitch black with faint brown head in a ring around the glass. Oxidation and soy on the aroma - and not int he good way that I enjoy in Meph and other aged stouts. Faint faint chocolate in the body but horrid soy and stale malts. Undrinkable. The only time I’ve asked to return a glass at Town Hall. kbutler1 (1381) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Draft. Hopped in hoping to have another Coconut Jack Frost but they had run out that day. In its place thought was Russian Roulette! A RIS made with Belgian chocolate. Poured a pitch black color in a 10oz glass with a slight dark tan head. Aroma is of the chocolate first and foremost followed by the dark roasted malt aroma. The taste is dark, bittersweet chocolate that starts of sweet and transitions to a slightly bitter ending. Very smooth drinking. Medium to heavy mouthfeel.
DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Draft. Dark black/brown pour, no carbonation and a rich (but not overly sweet) chocolate aroma. Flavor was also rich silky dark chocolate right off the bat, then plenty of roasted malts, peat and slightly dry on the aftertaste. Very good brew, make it a point to try this if you know it’s going to be on tap. sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2010
poured at winterfest 2010. dark black with nice brown head. mouthfeel is velvety smooth and fairly thick. nose is dark roast and fig, toffee and a bit of burnt wood. taste is warming and dark chocolate with fig and raisen. very similar to surly darkness, but less hoppy. an extremely good imperial stout. arminjewell (9689) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pours oily black with dark brown head, nose is explosive with chocolate and coffee with toffee notes. Taste is full of bitter chocolate and coffee and leads into a wonderful blend of dark fruit, and the palate is thick and creamy. Amazing imperial stout, how others should be! IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2009
GTMW. Very fine brew indeed. Full body with rich chocolate and sweet malt characters balanced with a nice roasty background. Very complex and nice. MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Sampled @ GTMW ’09 This is a VERY late and after the fact ratting, but I have to put this on the list. It was one of the tops of the day. Tast and aroma is everything I love in a good brew. Sweet chotolate, milk, vanilla, raisin and bourbon. Everything mixed well and every bit of it was fantastic. I only hope to get some more of this sometime sooner than later.