edwardbass (498) - Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty much everything you expect from an imperial stout, but with more hops bitterness than usual. That kind of threw me off the trail a bit, but it’s still very good.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from paps 2/28/11.
imperial color with a tan head.
aromas of ash/charcoal, choco, florals and floral alcohol, brown sugary malt, grass, spicy stinging hops and graham crackers.
the flavor of barley jumps out... followed by ash, mint, tingly spicy hop cleanliness and the rest of the stuff in the aroma. alcohol warms the belly and thins out the creamy soft texture. 7.5/4/7.5/4/15
50belair (2212) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the District. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate nose. Dark and entrancing with chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel notes. GOOD STUFF......
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed this one, but didn’t blow me away. to be honest, I probably should have had it fresher as I like my stouts hoppy. smooth, chocolaty with some coffee. Hides booze exceptionally well.
MattH (642) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Black pour. No head. White lacing. Aroma is spicy and chocolatey. Taste of of licorice and strong dark chocolate malts. Thick mouthfeel. Low carbonation.
ben4321 (3849) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2011 Location: 12 oz bottle at jcos’s, 10/15/11
Aroma: The nose is malty, roast, some caramel, chocolate, and other sweetish notes
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a beige head and a good amount of lace
Flavor: The taste is rather malty, it is somewhat sweet, with similar flavors to the nose
Palate: The body is medium, the mouthfeel is somewhat creamy, and the finish is slightly dry
I thought that this was a rather quality stout. I enjoyed this it quite a bit. It is a very nice West Coast style Stout.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pure black pour with a thin beige head. Earthen dirt, lactic sugars, and cocoa nib-bakers chocolate, hints of manure, milky chocolate, booze, and lots of toffee lead to a flavor full of charred malts, finishing off with a thick roasty mouthfeel. Not bad, but not great.
radagast83 (4555) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from 22oz bottle. Poured a back color with a tan head. Aroma was roasted and bitter dark malts. Flavor was the same roasted character with notes of coffee.
craftycarl21 (2214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a tan head, Earth, cream, and roasty bitterness are the main components of the aroma; nice, but uninspiring. The flavor brings more to the table, with roast balanced with caramel sweetness and a bitter, charred, chalky finish. Nice, but not excellent.
phaleslu (6349) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum at the STLHops Pinball Party. Thanks, Blake! Pours a cloudy brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, cola, sweet and roasty malts, nuts, fudge, and a hint of tobacco. Flavor of chocolate, roasted and toasted malts, coffee, earth, and cocoa beans. Medium-bodied, with a malty, sweet mouthfeel and mellow carbonation. Solid imperial stout.