edbast (38) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. A little underwhelming, this was the 2015 version but I picked up some winey notes typical of aged brews. No head whatsoever. A little hoppier than a typical imperial stout. Otherwise flavors were pretty muddled, nothing stands out. Still a very nice beer but for the style a bit of a let down.
Twostal (42) - - JAN 1, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Go to imperial stout. On the darker side of Tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee. Smooth taste
johnnymusky (869) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid beer....thx Brian really smooth beer...chocolate and berries...really do not taste the booze...i thought this was really nice.
MadIndian (2720) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Maro Brothers. Drank with Dennis Bell. Nice notes of roasted malt, nuts, some booze, dark fruit and chocolate. The body was slightly thin and milky for my taste, but the brew had a decent blend...not just heavy roast. Well done.
koleminer20 (2218) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared with jasonn. This is from 2011, batch 10, with a 10.57% ABV. I'm shocked I haven't rated this yet! The pour is a nice black, a little thin, with a thin collar of light tan head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is a little sweet. It's milky and light. There is a good roasted all and a strong chocolate on the finish. There is a light molasses present as well. It's got a light, yet strangely complex aroma. The flavor is good. There is the light milkiness, but it turns to a bitter chocolate and a lovely bitter roast. It's basic, yet well done and well developed. The mouth feel is thinner and light with a light carbonation and a lingeringly bitter and sweet mouth feel. It's leaving a little to be desired, but overall it's a solid brew.
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Art (3034) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2015 batch. Bottom of the pack in blind imperial stout tasting of 30 classics. Pours a dark brown black with a tan head. Aromas are very light roast, light molasses. Taste is thin dark fruits. Thin body.
anthony850 (463) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Rich stout with Carmel and anise. Very high alc. Tasting.
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sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
2012 bottle, purchased April 2013. Nice black pour, lovely light brown, creamy, heavy head turns to a moderate ring; medium lacing. Molasses, raisin, chocolate, booze. There’s some off smell and flavor in here that doesn’t agree with me; it’s possibly the currants, but I’m getting rotting cardboard and plastic, I don’t know. Forgettable and slightly gross.
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown real dark brown with small real small tan head. Huge aromas of cocoa and fennel and obviously roasted malts. Flavor of rich and bitter chocolate. Additional anise and coffe and some burnt caramel. Light earthy hops finished extra rich with slight alcohol edge.
GenDV138 (5671) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz bottle pour (2010) at ChurchKey during the 22 years of Avery event. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of licorice, coffee, chocolate. Tastes of coffee, licorice, chocolate. Medium-full body with a dry finish.