mpersinger (349) - , California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black from bomber with beige halo and vague bitter chocolate aroma.
Medium-lean body and moderate flavor profile- of chocolate, debittered chocolate malt-- is too slight for the heft of the alcohol presence, not to mention the designated style. (This is not to say an Imperial stout has to be syrupy, over-the-top.) Will need to try this offering again.
Turned out this was my fourth place choice (of four) in blind tasting for best stout in Sonoma County (strong field).
JucaVieira (8) - - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muito arrumada essa Stout. Álcool não pega, seca e refrescante. Ainda rolou aproveitar uma 50ml para fazer um brownie.
PhillyBeer2112 (2534) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Day after Halloween and its a cold day for Florida, and a nice stout is finally a decent seasonal choice. Dark brown, near black. Small head. Aroma is dense with caramel and chocolate, flavor is similar leading to bitter coffee undertones at the finish. Herbal or grassy hop at the finish. Rich and smooth palate.
Weezel (212) - Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice black with a thin tan head. Small bubbles lacing the glass. The aroma is thin but I pick up some smoke and a hint of fruitiness. The taste is good with a berry like flavor up front followed by bitter chocolate. Not much depth and a bit thin but good.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"this can be a great beer...as high as 4.5 or better, and as low as a 3 due to inconsistencies with BR. Don’t know if they’re not capped tight enough or not refridgerated properly at the stores, but I’ve had too many spoiled Red Rockets and Big Bears, which is too bad, because this one is BIG indeed! 6/10-on tap. still very good, but still slipping just a bit from it’s early high perch. downgrade 0.1 to a 4.2."
SG111 (156) - - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pitch black with a frothy tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malts, the typical flavors you’d expect but also some nutmeg and spice character. Flavor is lots of chocolate and cinnamon. Shocking amount of cinnamon character. Roasted coffee bitterness in the finish. Seriously good this.
scotchzombie (355) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a generous finely bubbled tan head with wet lacing. Aroma is slightly roasted malts ; cocoa and bakers chocolate. Taste is similar to the nose with a bit more roast, cocoa sweetness and some mild finishing bitterness. Super smooth and drinkable. The 8.1% is well -hidden. Not as deep and rich as some imperial, but I could drink a few of these. Excellent.
outlawskies (428) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Julie says kind of hoppy and acidy. Julie gives. 3
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
deaconmike (397) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Nearly black with a khaki head. Chocolate, coffee and roast in the aroma. Taste is sweet, but balanced with a bit of hops. Smooth creamy body. Very drinkable stout.
khays (57) - - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of roasted Carmel, dark and rich aroma, with cola and malt notes. Dark brown, small light brown head.
Complex flavours. Starts bright, slightly sour, coffee like flavour. The middle starts with a bitter burnt malt flavour. The body is medium, with moderate carbonation.
This is a nice beer, complex and well executed. Enjoyable.
Vaiz (3523) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma is licorice, cough syrup, caramel and coffe. Flavor is quite bitter, dry and quite harsh. Loads of licorice. Solid body.