bytemesis (9231) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015 tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with no light on the edges and a creamy brown head. Huge roasty malt notes on the nose, lots of super dark bitter chocolate and orange rind, a nice citrusy sweetness, a subdued vanilla and caramel note, and it also smells slightly nutty. Very toasty and bitter, lots of huge bitter chocolate and some coffee notes, creamy vanilla, a very nice orange note comes and goes pretty quickly, and then it finishes off with a huge earthy bitter characteristic. Not quite blown away with this one, though it is tasty. I think the orange and chocolate combine to make this a little too bitter for my liking.
Bottle thanks to EricTeusink. Pours inky black, medium tan head, dissipates slowly leaving nice residual and lacing. Aroma is really chocolate orange, roasty. Flavor is light plus sweet, quite bitter, cocoa and oranges, hints of vanilla, roasted malts. Light acidity. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty tasty, even if we are past the cellar lifetime :) Nische (2518) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
Dark brown body with a brown head. Malty dark chocolate roasted aroma. Some burnt sugar, dark dry fruit. Same in taste. Not much orange except for maybe some zesty flavours. Pretty solid imperial stout nonetheless. fluffy (2461) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2015
A decent stout with lots of dark chocolate bitterness and orange peel zest.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle. Black beer with an brownish head. Roasted Tobacco caramell chocolate oranges citrus aroma with some Woody notes. Roasted coffee tar, Tobacco oranges citrus hay dark chocolate, figs and raisins flavour.
I loved this one :-) brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ home. Black in color with a thin tan head. Lots of roasted malt, licorice, and some sweet orange. Bitter cocoa and coffee. A little bit of booze on the back end. Bitter flavor and roasty. A lot of licorice, some ash, and sweet orange. Not bad.
Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle in Glenwood Springs with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Pour is deep brown with a frothy brown head and great lacing. Bakers chocolate, vanilla, some coffee, lightly toasty, marshmallow, graham crackers, and earthy aroma. Taste is chocolate, coffee grounds, earthy hops, orange peels, some vanilla, graham crackers, and raisins. Medium body with soft carbonation. Nice flavors, but could use a thicker body, still tasty. 3 cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle with Steve_0 in Glenwood Springs, thanks to markwise. Pours a black appearance with a thin brown head. Aroma is full of milk chocolate, light coffee, a touch of fruit, and some vanilla. Medium body. Kind of spicy flavor. Tons of chocolate. Dessert like flavor. Fun. A little sweet. bottleforager (3208) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours a deep viscous black color with two fingers of light khaki foam. Rich roast on the nose with dark bakers cocoa, big chewy mouthfeel, some light citrus and vanilla add nice complexity but don’t really shine quite as much as the big dark body of this beast. Tasty treat ! weark (885) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle from La Mise en Bière - Black color with a beautiful dark brown head, good lasting and great lacing - Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, soy sauce, hints of vanilla - Flavor is more dark chocolate, vanilla, orange, roasted malt, nuts and hints of coffee - Full body, medium bitterness, pleasant carbonation, creamy and velvety palate, long bitter chocolate finish - So good, i love chocolate beer when they are done like this, to drink with a dessert GlasgowTAD (1898) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Pours a deep brown, almost black. Has a HUGE milk chocolate shade of brown head that eventually disappears into nothing. Aroma is cocoa, slight roast and some toasted hazelnuts. Taste is voluptuously complex, begins with citrus orange which is followed by 70% dark chocolate tastes then followed by a rich and earthy black coffee. It is full bodied with a rich mouthfeel. Astonishingly good.