Cybercat (3227) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comes out of the growler an opaque coffee brown with a nice tan head. Aroma starts with roast malt and adds coffee, licorice and anchovy notes. Anchovy? Lemon curry? Mouth filling flavor trots roast coffee, toasty malt, licorice, earthy and hay notes; the tinny undertone is puzzling but barely off-putting. Texture is thick and syrupy, though not too fizzy; finish has coffee, chocolate, caramel and anchovy notes. Again with the anchovies! Doesn’t matter, this here now stout is no loser.
JHeath99 (840) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours opaque dark brown with a thin layer of tan head. Aroma of coffee and something sweet, more milk chocolate than dark. Taste of roasted coffee and a kind of sneaky hint of floral hops/citrus.
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, and licorice. Flavor contains lots of dark chocolate and coffee. This is like a dry stout on roids. You get almost none of the alcohol. Overall an enjoyable beer.
jredmond (5260) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Wrecking Bar with Linh, Scarlett and Mom. Pours a deep black body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is bitter coffee, roast, light chocolate and faint sharpie marker. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet chocolate, coffee and roast; a bit plain, but not bad.
GTAEgeek (1164) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in a flight at Ale Yeah! Pour black, with a big, tan head. The aroma is molasses, milk chocolate, resin, and light coffee. The flavor is very malty and sweet up front, but switches quickly to a dry, hoppy bitterness. Medium to heavy body, sticky, and a little astringent. Overall, this is a nice stout, but a little overhopped. It’ll probably get better with age.
jrob21 (2485) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from taps. Ah the pressure of the first rate of a beer. Aroma is a little unique and has some bittersweet coffee notes mixing with some rather aggressive aromatic hops. Makes for a somewhat challenging nose. The flavor is a little more standard though with lots of roasty malt and chocolate. Coffee working into the flavor on the front of the palate. Finish is sweet and nicely so. Some citrus orange hops working as well. Could get a little more complex and big but this is a very approachable impy stout.