coachd (269) - Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was disappointed in this one. It smells good with aromas of vanilla, coffee, cream and roasted malt. Looks like a standard Imperial Stout, black with a decent tan head. The flavor was off; tasted stale, not very well put together. Imagine coffee that has been left out from the night before. The vanilla that is present in the aroma does not come through in the taste. Very weak and watery palate, overall not worth trying. If you’re looking for a good St. Louis microbrew Imperial Stout that not everyone has tried, go with Cathedral Square’s Holy Moly. It’s cheaper and way better. I’m done with 4 Hands; their only good beer that I have tried is War Hammer. I live in St. Louis and there are just too many other good microbrew options around here to stick with this one.
solidfunk (5004) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very imbalanced compared to their other stouts. Lots of coffee and some cardboard. Some roast. Bitter finish. Thick pour. Tap at Churchkey.
nearbeer (4070) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml. bottled 12-11-2014. Pours jet black with a thin, lasting disc of creamy foam. Nose is baker’s chocolate, caramel, roasted peanut and light espresso. Tastes of the same rich mix. There’s enough espresso to provide an excellent finishing dryness to this big dessert beer. The heavy body is silky smooth with a low-medium carbonation.
jbeatty (1183) - New York, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 05/28/2015. Pours black, dense tan head with nice retention and lacing clinging around the glass. Aroma is milk powder, nutty chocolate, green pepper, ashy. Taste is milk chocolate, licorice, green coffee and lingering bitter roast, coffee grounds. Body feels a bit thin.
miyauchi38 (670) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (2633) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sampler pours black with a brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla.
BOSSbrewer (2523) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at their place. Pours very dark brown with a thin creamy mocha head. Aroma is coffee. Flavor follows. Pretty sweet. Lots of coffee and milk chocolate. Nice beer.
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wchesser (1397) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black, pretty viscous. Nose of burnt coffee, some dark chocolate. Bitter burnt coffee, ash, lots of green vegetal flavor. Misses the mark.
drowland (6674) - Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/25/15. On tap at the brewpub. I was disappointed in this one, but still a good visit to this brewery with some damn tasty brews. Black pour under a nice tan head, great lacing. Loads of coffee on the aroma, too much, butterscotch, a hint at vanilla. Too much coffee in the flavor, comes across very burnt and too bitter, more butterscotch. Meh.
cards04 (2162) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice coffee and dark chocolate aromas. Flavors are very rich. Coffee, bitter chocolate. A bit of vanilla and milk chocolate as well. A well made stout.
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Nick at the Pig. Small snifter. The pour is black and thick with a very small mocha head. Aroma is coffee, fig, vanilla, dark chocolate, and anise. Thick mouth, full body. Smooth finish. Overall pleasant.