flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque black with a tan head. Rich roasted caramel apple aroma. Deliciously sweet roasty smoked caramel apple flavor. Thick with medium carbonation. Really enjoyed this one!
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Schatzi’s. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Roast and cocoa, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Medium bodied, roast and cocoa, warm chocolate. Long roast with a hint of alcohol. Chewy roast.
JDBaker11058 (1561) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
appearance: silky near black, with a big, creamy, medium tan head. aroma: milk and dark chocolate, molasses, soy sauce, espresso, herbal hops. taste: dark chocolate pudding, espresso, vanilla, wood, caramel, molasses, soy sauce, slightly citrus hops. finish: fulsome, silky, with boozy heat not shy about joining the party. notes: A big, rich stout. I like them a little more balanced, a little less boozy. Still excellent. Bottle from Sarah for Beerthday 2015.
tbunting75 (24) - - AUG 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Blue 5 in Roanoke, Va. Good roasted malty flavor. Feels a bit thin, with a lot of alcohol coming through.
emusche (65) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouts jet black with a collaring almond ring of head. Aromas of coffee, malt and cocoa. Taste is chocolate, malt, coffee, and a hint of alcohol. Never disappointed with a Ballast Point offering.
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rollerton (185) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Ölrepubliken. Very well balanced stout, perfect maltiness and hoppiness. Chocolate and coffee flavours. One of the best beers I have had!
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a tall, lasting dark tan head. Mild aromas of mocha and hint of herbal hops. Simple flavors with a bit of tropical fruit, toasted coconut and toasted malt. Easy to drink with simple flavors. 1/15
RLiddell (58) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle that I had purchased several years ago. Even though the "enjoy by" date was a year and half ago, age has not harmed this beer! Pours an opaque black with a tan head that dissipates rapidly leaving a moderate amount of lacing. Aroma is coffee forward. Taste follows suit with undertones of chocolate, annis and dark fruits. Overall, a very good imperial stout.
stoutchap (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice imperial. Dark brown pour, frothy tan head. Palate more like storm king - on the regular stout end, but flavor is imperial. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate notes. Decent finish. Very drinkable 10% alcohol well hidden.
bobaidan (529) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at hearthstone pub. Pours opaque dark brown, nearly black with a small tan head. Flavor and aroma are coffee, cocoa and booze. Almost tasted oak aged to me, even though it’s not. A very fine stout.
Tide (2279) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Tommyknocker. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with coffee, roasted malts, hops, chocolate, nuts, raisins, oak and a bit of licorice. Bitter finish with roasted malts, hops, licorice, coffee and nuts. Exquisite imperial stout.