Fatehunter (1579) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bomber bought at their tasting room.
Two fingers of dark tan head on a black body. Low retention on the head though.
The smell has a faint roasted malt and smoke.
The taste is dark bitter chocolate and roasted malt. Pretty good.
Smooth texture, low carbonation and heavy body.
A great stout with a solid profile.
drjay44 (2889) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium thick, tiny bubbled, well retained beige head, with slight lacing, over a clear, brownish black (SRM 35) body.....nose is light chocolate, hints of coffee, light dried fruits, oats, herbal hop notes, balance to the malts.....taste is lightly sweet, with dried fruit notes, including raisin, fig, light chocolate, hints of coffee, oats, ending with a mild herbal hop bitterness.....mouth feel, medium heavy body, moderate alcohol warmth, creamy carbonation. This is a rather simple Imperial Stout. It is really more of an Double/Imperial Oatmeal Stout than a straight forward Imperial Stout. It is a well made beer, but it lacks many of the elements in both aroma and flavor of a true Imperial.The fruity malt notes are minimal, and there is none of the hop depth often found. Both the appearance and mouth feel are superb. It is a better entry into the Oatmeal Stout world. BJCP 6/3/12/5/6
zoucrew102 (785) - - FEB 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Nice chocolate and roasted malt aroma with a little bit of coffee. Pours pitch black with half a finger of light brown head with good retention and decent lacing. Starts with rich chocolate malt flavor with a little bit of roasted malt. Finishes smooth with more chocolate malt flavor and a little bit of coffee. Nice stout!
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew pours a dark brown with a medium thick foamy tan head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee in the nose. Medium to full body with flavors of charred malt, dark chocolate and black coffee. The finish is roasty with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
ajnepple (3059) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro tap at World of Beer. Black appearance with a sticky tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, creamy coffee and light roasted malts. Similar flavor, malty and smooth with light earthy bitterness. Medium body with a slick feel.
Sledutah (5680) - Utah, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle picked up at Supermarket liquors
Pours black with a medium sized brown head and good lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate, smokey, dark malts and leather. Flavors of roasted malts, caramel, milk chocolate and roast coffee
Very nice and tasty.
onceblind (5206) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a lasting creamy foamy light khaki head. The nose has a bit of coffee and lots of roasted black malt, with a wee hint of burnt popcorn. Flavor is roasted and grainy like the tone of burnt Popcorn, with some earthy caramel. Not shabby, but too dry and roasty for me.
Concealer (906) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Jake’s. Dark brown with a thick foamy, tan head lasting and lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, caramel, light chocolate and oats. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, and roasted malt. Medium to full bodied with a linger roasted malt.
wchesser (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick deep opaque black with fairly persistent dark head. Terrific appearance. Nose is burnt malts and burnt coffee and light vanilla. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Initial sweetness, but main perception is that of bitter burnt coffee and malts, with ash, despite the sweetness. Nice interplay of bitter and sweet.
Ernest (6573) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting.
Body is opaque black (flashlight tested).
Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain), with a note of vanilla.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, syrupy/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Starts out with a great appearance...first-pour opacity with a lasting head, that’s a perfect 5 for a stout in my book. And the mouthfeel is pretty good too, only a little too syrupy to get a 5. Where it doesn’t shine, though, is the aroma and flavor experience. It’s aromatically very simple, really just the basic stouty elements...chocolate, light roast, and vanilla...pleasant enough and without flaws, but boring. And in the mouth it’s quite sweet, with just barely enough finishing bitterness...drinkable, but nothing more.
Ratman197 (10820) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, earthiness and light caramel. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and light earthiness with a smooth lingering bitter chocolate finish.