Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting, 4/27/15. Clear dark brown, thin fizzy ran head, decent retention. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, bitter hops, mild smoke.Thin-medium bodied, low carbonation, lingering bitterness.
jackl (6365) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ FUAD tasting. Deep brown with a small head. Sort of smokey. Chocolate chip cookie. Rocky road. Dark roast malt. Some soy sauce. Flavor of cookiew, ink cartridge, coffee cake. Dry hoppy finish. Not bad.
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another disappointment from Back East. Thinner than most Imperial Stouts out there. Coffee and dark chocolate in the aroma and flavor, but a really heavy booze burn in the nose and tongue. Nothing very interesting or well crafted here.
Slubgob (264) - West Hartford, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap into goblet. Opaque black, lingering cream head. Toast, almost burnt out charcoal on the nose, suggestion of prunes. In the mouth almost porter like fry, more roast, burnt coffee. Finishes dry, very slightly bitter n doesn’t drink like 10%. More porter than stout, and decent but not special (which generally sums up almost every Back East beer I’ve had)
AirForceHops (5272) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Worldwide Wine Cellars, Tolland, CT. Snifter shows a nice tan head with massive retention, laced the entire way down. Nose is earthy malts and English type hops. The flavor reminds me of a huge ABV English stout. Charred chocolate malt, hints of coffee grounds with an ashy texture. Again I get and earthy malt taste the yells out to me, "drink me on cask" huge amounts of ash that lingers after the sip.
NERAX would love to serve this during one of their exhibitions. Not bad by any means but it is real thin in body. Could use more depth in flavor.
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks chris for sharing this one. shared 2 ways in a snifter.
A - Black, brown edges
S - Smells bitter and full of woodiness, sort of an undertone figs.
T - Creamy, bitter, a strange orange and clove with coriander.roasted marshmallows, almonds and coffee.
M - Thin light creamy texture. sort of a porter mouthfeel
O - Very english, slightly creamy, had a very clean finish. this is a solid beer..would be great by the pint on cask. seriously.
50belair (3167) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a brown head. Roasted malt aromas. Big bitter roasted malt and licorice notes. Decent body and mouthfeel.
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Pours midnight-black with a small, creamy, deeply-tanned head. The aroma is bursting with bold, scorched notes of charcoal, espresso, campfire ash and brownies. Medium to full-bodied with pillow-soft carbonation. The flavor is all about burnt malt and semi-metallic bitterness. Finishes much the same – charcoal and deep, lingering bitterness. This was like drinking a lump of charcoal. High abv was well-disguised. I’m not a fan, but if you like big, bold, imperialized black IPAs, then this baby is calling for you. Bottle courtesy of BriceNice!
DiarmaidBHK (3951) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Connectictut beverage mart in New Britain. Pours black with an inch or two of brown foam. Leaves lots of lacing on the glass. Big roasty malt and chocolate notes on the nose. The alcohol certainly has a warming effect which makes it fun just before bed.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of dark chocolate, some roasty undertones. Tastes of chocolate, light spice, some coffee hints, clove with a lightly bitter velvety finish.