DYCSoccer17 (3499) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 13, 2008
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at the Covell Nugget in Davis, CA. Can’t say I have ever heard of these brewers. The bottle was priced $9.99, so it better not be shit. Aroma is awkward...there is a solvent and cidery quality to it. Almost smells like acetone. There is also some burnt anise present. Mildly transparent dark brown body with a decent tan head that has good staying-power. Fine, bubbly lacing. Starts burnt with just a flash of sweetness. A touch of coffee is there. Finishes with a ton of ashy, highly bitter, medicinal black patent malts. All of the hops impart aspirin flavors, which is a real turnoff. Not enjoyable at all. The finish dominates this beer, which really fails to show me any quality craftsmanship. Another big, flawed, imperial beer that is just not good.
TorbenJensen (828) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful nougat colored foam and a delicate aroma of hard toasted / roasted malt with distinct mocha tones. The flavor is cold coffee with a slightly burnt character. Lots of heavy malt body and only a slight discrete alcohol taste held down by coffee, roasted malt and a moderate hoppy bitterness. It’s a really nice imperial, but unfortunately the little anonymous in the amount of Imperial Stouts. It lacks just a little special character to step out of the crowd, and a well-tempered Limfjords Porter from Thisted in Denmark could easily have done it as well.
gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the Portland International Beerfest, Saturday June 25, 2015.
Clear deep dark red to black color, light brown head. Coffee, roasted, a bit sweet taste. Roasted, coffee aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Roasted, coffee scent.
stevoj (2958) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Albertsons. CO2 fill pours out with a fast rising, creamy beige head that stays fluffy throughout. Dark roast grains and bitter chocolate dominate the aroma. Taste follows with tons of roast grain bitterness. A hint of alcohol warmth at the finish, but mostly bitter. Top notch RIS.
Cristinada (11) - CHILE - MAR 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black beer, creamy brown head. In aroma has notes of bitter chocolate, brownie and even some roasty character like coffee and bread and a little bit of licorice. Creamy texture with chocolate character and roastiness, some of hop bitterness and a warm finish
SpringsLicker (3253) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dense black pour with a tall, creamy tan head.
Aroma of roast malt, coffee, chocolate and alcohol.
The flavor has lots of roast barley giving it a rich, bitter bite. Roasty with lots of burnt edges. Not sweet and sticky.
kevinsenn (1509) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of roasted grains and dark fruit. Intensely bitter flavour, roasty with dark fruits. Smooth body. Nice impy.
bpreo (2089) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It’s hard to go wrong with an Imperial Stout. Extremely hard. Black Flag is done right. No complaints.
GRM (3338) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6.4 ounces, from and with Mike Perkins (thank you!), savoured on July 5 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, light burnt barley, light acridness, coffee; mouth: roasted barley, light burnt barley, light acridness, coffee, ink, bittering hops, good astringency, really dry finale in bittering hops with presence of burnt barley, full body, below-average carbonation, quite bitter, harsh texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6,4 onces, de et avec Mike Perkins, savourée le 5 juillet 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, léger orge brûlée, légère âcreté, café; bouche : orge torréfiée, léger orge brûlée, légère âcreté, café, encre, houblon amérisant, bonne astringence, finale très sèche en houblon amérisant avec présence d’orge brûlée, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, pas mal amère, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien
Gription79 (2653) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Big roasted malt notes, ash, chocolate, woody. A nice imperial stout, dry finish, not overly sweet.
ThirstyBird (2224) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to koelschtrinker! The beer pours a deep black with a tan head. The smell is dark roasted malt, molasses. Taste is dry and roasty dark malt, dark fruit.