jeremyh70 (914) - Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black into a snifter with a film of head and a ring around glass that lingers and gives good lacing. Aroma of sweet dark fruit and molasses with some chocolate and hint of licorice. Taste is sweet at first with the molasses and dark chocolate flavors, then the hint of licorice appears briefly followed by espresso and slightly charred malt and roasty bitterness that lingers but is soft and not astringent. Medium/full mouthfeel that is almost creamy with a soft carbonation and a bitter finish that builds but isn't harsh. Very nice imperial stout that hides its ABV well and gives you great flavors that meld well together and never overwhelm.
jsporrer (151) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep dark brown almost black with just a thin tan ring. Thin to medium slightly oily body that clings to the glass. Pleasant aroma of roasted nutty malt with a hint of dark fruit or dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts with some bitterness. A little bit of dry smoky flavor with a slightly harsh finish. Not as smooth or thick as I had hoped for. Not bad but I’ve had better.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.25 A: Black color. One finger of frothy light brown head. Retention is a touch below average and leaves no lacing.
1.5 S: This is quite disappointing. Got some major nail polish going on here. Otherwise, roasty and boozy.
1.25 T: Taste is even worse. Boozy, astringent, chemical. That’s all I need to say. This sucks.
3.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a light creaminess.
1.0 D: Couldn’t make it through. Drain poured at least half the glass. Shame on you Arcadia.
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fluffy (1971) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a decent enough stout but nothing to write home about. would have again but not going looking for it.
demannu (230) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid but not worth the 4 pk price. Got my bottle as part of a craft your own 6pk. Lacks in aroma. Black pour with a light tan head and decent lacing early in glass but minimal later on. Nice creamy mouth feel, not overly heavy. Enjoyable flavor. Not a fan of the way this beer finished though.
Christpuncher (2185) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice imperial stout. Very hoppy and boozy with a strong roasted malt back bone. Pours black with a nice white head. Had a draft at Arcadia ales.
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neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 vintage. 12 oz bottle courtesy of Chris, served next to the barrel-aged version in a stem glass. Pours deep black with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has huge vanilla and chocolate notes, along with molasses, dark fruit and earth. The flavour is slightly sweet with chocolate and vanilla, but with a slight coffee note as well. The finish is long, slightly bitter and earthy with espresso and roasted malts. On the palate it is medium full in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall a very nice imperial stout with prominent vanilla notes and elegant roasty malts. 2014-12-11
kaser (4339) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black licorice is the first taste. Chocolate. Sugary and sweet. 12oz bottle pour at kincaides. Marshmallow and oily aroma. Decent but thought it was a little highly rated here
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/4/14. Bought a 4pk @ RW. Gave 1 to Luke.
Dark and thin head. Not a lot of aroma. Pretty meh
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Mark_Eck (1250) - - AUG 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts that starts sweet and finishes mildly bitter.
rouhlas (1482) - GREECE - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle, 2010 vintage, at home. Black color with nice beige-brown head. Aroma is roasted malty with a lot of coffee, chocolate, some vanilla and wood, fruity (blackberries?) and some alcohol. Taste is light sweet and it becomes heavy bitter almost from the beginning. Coffee and chocolate again in the taste. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice alcoholic warming bitter finish.