jercraigs (8670) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010-06-28. Black body, small brown head and lace. 4+ Flavour is nice, rich dark malt, with moderate bitterness and light roast character. Alcohol is pretty light, finish is nice, just a hint of fruit with a rich malt character, something I can not pinpoint, comes together nicely. 7+ Rich dark malt aroma, light roast and alcohol, "imperial stout" smell. 7+ Smooth full bodied palate is lightly carbonated. 4+ Very simple but very enjoyable stout. I think I probably like it in part for the reasons other people might find it a bit tame. Yumm! On tap at Wet Dog Cafe, Astoria
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[3013-20100628] Tap. Sweet whiskey vanilla bean malt aroma has a mild oakwood and roasty sweetness. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Roast caramel crust malt flavour has a long sweet candy taffy aftertaste. Full body is thick. Good balance, drinkable.
(@ brewpub, Astoria, OR)
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Wet Dog Cafe... Poured black with a pillowy, light tan head. Smokey, roasted malt and coffee nose. Hint of alcohol, vanilla, coffee beans, charred and toasted malts. With a sweet, amaretto-like nutty finish.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz. Taster @ Wet Dog Cafe April 12th, 2010. 8.0% ABV. 50 IBU’s. Lacy tan head. Dark black bronze edged color. Mellow hop sweet chocolate fruit front. Mellow sweet somewhat thin rich chocolate malt body. Mellow hop light fruit end. Clean for it’s richness. Tasty and smooth. (4.0 / 5.0)
DuffMan (8069) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Deep mahogany, low off-white head. Aroma of burnt malt, hints of chocolate and coffee. Palate delivers the same. I found this to be quite subdued, but it may be because I preceded it with the phenomenal espresso stout. Not bad, just lackluster by comparison.
Dogbrick (9672) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. Opaque black color with some dark brown around the edges. Medium off-white head that dissipates steadily, and stringy lacing. Roasted coffee in the nose along with some chocolate malt . Medium to full body with a roasted malt and coffee character, plus some hoppy and chocolatey notes. The finish is smooth and malty with a short coffee aftertaste. Would not have pegged this as an Imperial Stout, but as a normal one it’s okay.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a black color with a medium beige head. Has a mild licorice aroma blended in with some measure of roastedness. The beer is surprisingly sweet with licorice and a mild roastedness to the taste. Seems to have a big lactose sweetness. Has a burnt roasted palate but a soft finish that lacks any smooth milkiness.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5602) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Portland trip. Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a dark black color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma was faint sweet coffee. The flavor was sweet and bitter coffee and roasty malts. Not a whole lot else going on but pleasant. long bitter roasty finish. Medium body. Solid.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler tray at brewpub. Poured a deep brown with a hefty tan head. Aroma was oats, chocolate, light coffee and caramel malt. Flavor was a little muddled between oatmeal, chocolate and caramel and the mouth was flatter than I would have liked. Also very little alcohol for an Imperial Stout. Still, it was decent enough I suppose.
BillKismet (3530) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprised to see this ranked as an imperial stout and would be curious to know the alcohol content as this seemed a very easy-going, though quite enjoyable, stout. Dark chocolate body topped with an apropos milk chocolate head. Roast barley and chocolate tendrils tickle the nose and bait you for the first taste. Well-balanced roast barley and chocolate pair to massage the palate. Chocolate coffee grains leave a lasting imprint. A solid stout.