blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with dark chocolate and coffee. The flavor has roasted malts, mocha, and chocolate. Good stuff.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Brown color, large brown head, great lacing. Roasty sour chocolate aroma and taste. Very nice.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, described as an Impy Stout. Medium tan head atop cola dark-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some grapefruit/earthy, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some coffee, grapefruit/earthy. Medium body, smooth, low carbonation.
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF on 9/17/2010. This stout pours a dark black color from the tap. Medium sized tan foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and a hint of wood. A medium to full bodied stout. The hops are earthy and herbal. Nice carbonation. Very smooth taste. Slightly sweet at the finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oregon Brewers Festival – BuZZ Tent 2010 – Portland, OR
Dark black in color clear with a thick dark malt roasty and chocolate aroma. Lots of coffee and dark malt flavor this was a great stout.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Chocolate and roasted malts evolve in a rather lean body until peppery hops and their bitterness conclude this affable pint.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the dark brown with auburn hues.
-The roasted malts and peppery hops provide pleasurable bitterness.
-This is not creamy enough to be a Stout.. but it’s crisp, bubbly and engaging nonetheless.
-Subtle fruitiness roams within.
-The flavour profile is balanced throughout.
On tap at the brewpub.
Aquilo (526) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a tan head. Big chocolate and raisin aroma. Dry and bitter flavor with lots of chocolate in the aftertaste. Dry finish. Clears the palate. Amazing.
bb (6719) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Big chocolate flavor with coffee. Medium-plus bodied. Coffee and chocolate lingers with some roastiness.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a fizzy head. Chocolate mild spice and citrus aroma and taste with a mild bitterness and coco nibs taste to the finish.