5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle:   Black, thin brownish frothy head, sparce lacing.
Rich roasted malt nose, strong pale fruit, very strong coffee and
assertive soy.   Given the few years I sat on this, it certainly has
mellowed out, but it has also a fairly assertive roasted malt character.
Lots of chocolate, roasted malts, lactose, and prune like flavors
up front.   Hops on the soft side, its warming and certainly gives
off some heat as it goes down.   Seems like this could have been a
bruiser a few years ago.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.
Strong graham cracker, prune, and bittersweet chocolate notes
remain.   Glad I waited on this one as its seems like a hot Imperial
Stout that has smoothed out, a lot. KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle @ home....It pours clear dark brown with a small tan head....The aroma is roasted malt, licorice, vinous... It got this vinous aroma .... The flavor is dark fruits as raisins, alcohol, licorice, nice vinous........ Warming alcoholic felling finish..... gramity (1668) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
Pours a motor oil black color with a small tan head that disapates quickly. The aroma is deep and dark, filled with bittersweet chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, and hints of licorice spice and dark rum. The taste is of roasted malts, dried fruits, bitter chocolate, yeast and alcohol. The finish has some spice, with lots of boozy flavor. Medium bodied with fairly low carbonation. pintbypint (3641) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2012
From 650ml brown bottle. Pours black. Thin ring of tan foam on top. Nose has big roast, some alcohol notes, some liqourice notes. Taste is roasty, cocoa notes, some toasted notes, noticeable alcohol. Dry and roasty end. Medium bodied, carbonation is on the lighter side. Overall a nice impy, shows its alcohol quite a bit. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle shared by matt9875. Thanks bro!
A: This unique stout appears pitch black with a half inch of beige head that fades to nothing after a few moments, leaving only the faintest trace of lacing.
S: Licorice, roasted malt, alcohol, yeast, dark chocolates.
T: This is a really good beer, albeit impressively strong. The flavors are bold and robust, with a prominent liquor and molasses flavor that mingles well with the Belgian yeast aspect.
M: Smooth and medium bodied. Alcohol presence is there, but has been tamed with time.
D: This brew has greatly smoothed out with a little age on it, making it considerably more drinkable than when I had it fresh.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-19-2011
phaleslu (10271) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012
12 oz. bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours an opaque midnight brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, earth, dark fruits, molasses, ash, and licorice. Flavor of dark fruits, chocolate, cola, molasses, licorice, and soy. Medium-bodied, with a fruity mouthfeel and low carbonation. The roast has really mellowed out in this. johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Received in trade from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity. Glugs out of the bottle a thick black color with a smallish tan head that shows some staying power. Smells of dark caramel, licorice, burnt sugar, chocolate, with hints of smoke and alcohol. Taste is Thick and burnt with lots of licorice, chocolate, and caramel. Long lingering earthy ethanol burnt sweetness. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and chewy vinous burnt mouthfeel. This is a big thick sweet monster of a beer and I enjoyed it till the end. sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
Pours dark brown with a light brown disapering head. Aroma is roasted malt, light smoke, ash, coffee and light chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, alcohol, light smoke, ash and tobacco. pineypower (3327) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Had this beer a few times young and it was pretty hot, so here we go on a bottle I found sitting in my cabinet. Pours out black with a rim around the edge of the glass of a tan head. Aroma is lots of raisins, dried fruits, light chocolate, sweet and sticky alcohol and plum wine. Taste is of sweet dried fruits, chocolate, light alcohol, fruity yeast, candied plums, light roast, some perfumy fruit notes, earth and a little more warming alcohol on the finish. Complex beer that has definitely aged well as the alcohol has calmed down big time. stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2012
Pours a black beer with a dark beige head. The aroma is malt, licorice, chocolate, alcohol and notes of cardboard. The flavor follows the nose with additional notes of oxidation. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer.