dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Aroma- deep, dark chocolate, toffee, plums, raisins, intense heat and booze
Appearance- pretty damn dark, looks slightly thin, extreme carbonation
Taste- dark chocolate, dark fruits, oak, char, booze (in mouth- going whole way down)
Palate- relatively thin, highly carbonated
Overall- Second time I’ve had this beer, seemed less lively and thinner this time around. Love the smell, flavors, and alcohol burn of this beer but the high carbonation and overall thin mouthfeel detract from it. Slightly above average in my book. jrmac (335) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Nose is typical roast malt and cocoa. Tastes of coffee chocolate and malt. A little too much carbonation but still a damn good beer. I’d buy again without hesitation tennisjoel (1464) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2011
I enjoyed this quite a bit. Good take on the impy stout with belgian accents. Kind of reminded me of Boulevard’s Imperial Stout. Solid beer with vanilla, black licorice, chocolate, belgian candy, and hops all playing a prominent role. Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Pours a oily black color with an off white foam head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, and booze. Sweet malty taste with notes of dark fruit and booze. Gentle chocolate layer on the finish. Perfect bitter layer. Very creamy. Great brew. Thanks to Leafs93 for the reccomendation. cubs (10640) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle with gooovikings in KC. Thanks Jetson! Black appearance with a dark brown head. Sweet Belgian chocolate, roasty cocoa malty aroma. Creamy, cocoa, dark roasty chocolate malty flavor. Belgian chocolate aftertaste.
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle. Black pour with some tan head. Roasty with some light smoke and peat, dominated by dark chocolate and fruit, nutty and a touch of sweet malt. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Strong black black pour with medium sized tan head.
Aroma of dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, and earth.
Flavors of definite fig, raisons and other dark fruits. A good chocolate and roasted malt taste that finishes dry and coffee like. I enjoyes it. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
750mL. A deep brown looking very black in the glass with a weak, reddish brown head. No retention or lace. Nose at first is gross: huge phenols and off-character like burnt plastic and ashy burnt Dom Perignon champagne notes (Dom smells nasty by the way). But after about 5 minutes volatile compounds dissipate and leave you with a nose similar to Gouden Carolus Noel. Very dark cherry and cherry sweet truffle heavy with Belgian quadrupel yeast taking over. Does not display any imperial stout character though. Taste at first was almost certainly a drainpour: nasty insane sweetness with plastic character. But after letting it sit out it releases a lot of off-character and gains a rich and heavy palate that is a cross between stout and quadrupel. Ends up gaining quite a nice palate that I didn’t expect. So this beer really redeemed itself after letting breathe a little bit. Not too bad overall.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jb (3270) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Typically dense appearance and dark tan head. Big rich choco coffee + roasted malt nose. Mmmm. Palate is sweet, bittersweet chocolate, a bit of plums, thick and chewy, not super complex but rich and heavy like an IS should be. I don’t understand where it is belgian styled in any way. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle, 2010 ed, courtesty GT2. Pour is black with a good tan head, not much rentation/lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roast, dark fruits, prunes a bit of spicy belgo yeast. Flavor is not so good.. dark fruit and prune juice dominate. Palate is a mess.. lots of hot booze, prickily carbonation, astringent finish. As it warms the carbonation softens and you get more chocolate/coffee.