r464 (2168) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark with a thick tannish brown head. Roasty and toasty with hints of dark chocolate, nuts, toast, coffee. Smooth and a little creamy. Lingering burnt malt finish.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at Buckeye 18Apr2012, served in a tumbler i was surprised, but it was a good 16oz taste, the coffee dominates at first, then the chocolate comes later the booze is quite heavy for 8% but tasty none the less.. can’t wait to try victory at sea.
ANGRYCPA (50) - - APR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium head. Taste is coffee, chocolate, alcohol.
matthewjk (1021) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just getting used to Ballast Point being around the Cincy area. I can’t say I was blown away by this bomber. Too many medicinal and astringent notes. Yet, smooth as hell and high gravity is well hidden. Ballast Point’s Imperial Stout should be much better than this.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intense. Pitch black with a thin tan head. This enters with espresso and dark chocolate. Some dark red fruit show through the mid palate and the mouthfeel is soft. Long, roasted finish.
BelgianBeerGal (3571) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vegas bottle enjoyed on the Green Bat back porch. Pretty classic surrounding. The beer was nice too. Definitely west coast style with a strong hop presence. Lots of bitter baking chocolate and espresso notes. Good.
NikkTwist (2235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pitch black with a small white head. Smells like burned strong coffee. Tastes similar but also quite sweet. Thinner body than I expected. High carbonation. Bitter finish. Some dark fruit arrives once it warms up.
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - APR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Smells like black licorice and brewery. Pours almost jet black, tan head. Taste is incredible, nicely balanced imperial stout with black licorice notes. Palate thins some, but decently long.
aleph (231) - - APR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black, coffee head. Roast, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, some almost soapy notes. Bitter, malty.
PhillyCraft (4757) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap and bottle. Pours a deep, mahogany brown with a thin, sudsy, quickly fading head. Aroma of chocolate, sweet malts, barley, cocoa, pepper, and dry hops. Full bodied with a thick, peppery palate. Smooth, yet slightly warming finish. I really enjoyed this beer on tap, awesome smoothness in the mouthfeel. Great Imperial stout from Ballast Point.