Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bells 1/26/13. I made the mistake of having this right after the black note. A great impy stout to be sure, with a wonderful hop presence that played well with the roasted malts, but it took a back seat to the impressive black note that preceded it.
DiarmaidBHK (3521) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with a khaki head. Not getting a ton on the nose except some chocolate notes which is surprising considering how big it is. Fairly hop forward in a floral kind of way though the malt feels a little burned to me. Finishes clean. Not my favorite stout from these guys.
njager246 (346) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge hop and malt aroma, so much flavor to this lots of hops for a stout... Very nice.
jdb288 (570) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bell’s. Lucky to try this one during a recent visit. Big, bold...you get the roasted malt flavor right away. Takes over the palate...but not in a bad way. Slight hop finish. A sipper.
koleminer20 (693) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at All Stouts Day. The pour is a dark brown, with hints of red throughout. The head is a thick film of lighter tan, with excellent lace. More of a covering than a lace, in fact. The aroma is really heavy on the hops with a minor hint of roast. The flavor is even more hoppy than the aroma. This tastes more like a black IPA than a stout. Not executed very well. Mouth feel is a little thin, and I'm not a fan.
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bartlebier (1880) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sampler, Bell’s Eccentric Café, 31/viii/13. Austere black ImpStout, unidemsionally unrelenting in its combination of dark vegetable root bitterness and blackened/charred malts. I guess this brutal sensory onslaught can be confused with complexity. (Nietzsche as read by Marilyn Manson, not Deleuze).
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Outstanding on my taste buds. Medium frothy head that held weel. Taste the hops but I though I could taste caramel and spices as well. Definately had the roasted taste. Declicious. My #1 fav so far!! On Tap. I dont think it is bottled. But if it is I will definately get my hands on some. BRAVO!!
chinchill (2056) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe.
Essentially black with reddish edges and an excellent head.
Aroma: boozy; hint of port; over-ripe fruits.
Very rich; somewhat boozy (but not in the feel); full body; low-medium carbonation.
O: Excellent stout.
fattybladdy (603) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Bells. Dark brownish black with moderate tan head. Taste is coffee, black licorice, dark roasted malt plus some hops. Tasty brew.
ICEatALAMO (978) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewery. The pour is dark with a light brown head. The aroma is mire malt than hops. The taste carries some bitterness with it and lingers around. Has some smokiness to it.
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andyhwcinc (1492) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap at Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo, MI. Appearance is pitch black, moderate consistency, off white rim. Aroma is a mixture of whole cone hops and roasted chocolate malt. Taste goes down with a great bitterness, very abrasive with hops and also a bitter chocolate. I like this stuff, maybe a little too hoppy for my taste for the style, but still good stuff.