edgallow (2280) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is malts, cocoa and coffee.
WillRunForBeer (799) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Grill Next Door. Pours pitch black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate and roast. Flavor is much of the same, chocolate, bitter roast. Tannic and slightly chalky, but not as bad as its rate would indicate.
jimhilt (2420) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a one-finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted coffee and chocolate nose and flavor is bakers chocolate with hints of malty sweetness. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma. Brewed Nov 27, 2013. Label has the brewer as Brewmasters Brewery not Blatant Beer. ABV is 9.0%.
jtclockwork (8777) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of coffee, dark chocolate, earthy and diet brownie. Medium body/lighter medium.
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan bubbles. Chocolate, roasted, sweet dark malt aromas. Chocolate, dark malt and sweet flavors. A touch thin.
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of milk chocolate and spice, a hint of vanilla. Straight black, greasy look. Bitter, smokey and very chocolaty. Tastes cold somehow. Mid weight milk textured body. Verdict: As close to chocolate ice cream as you’ll find in a beer.
AirForceHops (3427) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Bottle purchased at One Stop Market, Haverhill, MA. Thin white head in the snifter. Aroma is light smoke with roasted malt and chocolate.
Flavor is right along the style standard. Texture has some caramel stickiness. Flavor is light roast, coffee bean, soy sauce and light licorice. Hints of smoke as well. No ABV can be found here.
Overall pretty tame but still drinkable. But a tad lacking as far as an imperial stout is concerned.
AdamJackson (2802) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky black, small head, amber hues. Smells of anise, chile and chocolate taste. quite ashy. Finish is very bitter.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Armsby Abbey, strong anise taste is what I wrote down to remember this and that was enough to bring it all back, vinous taste with a lesser than stout profile, not a great start but they should keep on trying.
msnelling09 (154) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brewer’s Note: “Full Bodied, Completely Black – Bigger, Bolder…More BLATANT!”
The beer pours thick and black, as an imperial stout should, though a hair short of being motor oil. It sits with a scrim/necklace of light, sand colored bubbles, and in body is impenetrable to the eyes. The beer smells of sweet alcohol, dark fruits, slight charred leather, smooth dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and a soft nut-scent. A very nice, sweet nose with tons of chocolate coming through. On the tongue, the beer is sweet with a soft bitterness coming from the roasted/charred malt and a faint herbal hop. Very soft acidity can also be sensed on the sides of the tongue. In flavor, this beer is richly chocolaty, moving from hot chocolate to dark chocolate, to milk chocolate, a nice rounding nuttiness can also be sensed. The finish ends with superb touches of char, dark fruits, and faint coffee. In the mouth, the beer feels on the heavy side of medium in body, which is a little odd but adds superb drinkability. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, and the carbonation is soft and fluffy. The mouth is left dry but with a nice scrim of saliva coating it. Overall, this is a very drinkable and delicious RIS. Blatant caught me by surprise with this one. I’m actually making a venison pie with it right now for fun. Great beer, not sure why there are so many low scores for it.