hamilton23 (581) - Alpine, California, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12oz bottle from JTclockwork. Pours black with lots of off-white head. Smell is smoke, dried fruit and band-aids. Taste is roasted coffee, some cocoa and smoked malts. Hides the alcohol well. The palate is a little watery for a stout.
abcfan (654) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is intense with dark fruit, almost like a dark belgian style. Pours dark brown with a hint of red and a tan head that remains through the entire glass, excellent lacing as well. Taste is mostly dark fruit, with a burnt chocolate or coffee finish. Slightly bubbly on the tongue, with a biting finish. Alcohol is well hidden.
cheap (3659) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the house of 1000 beers, new ken, nice place. Big black pour with a fairly thick head. Mild and friendly beer aroma, not like most coarse impy stouts. First taste and I’m surprised how acceptable this brew is. its not really that better, seems to be well made. BAlanced with some CO2 in there. Yep, much better than those over the top impy stouts, you’d never know this was 10%, it comes across more like a schawrtz beer, NICE! One of the more civilized and well made impy stouts I’ve tasted. Clever name, get it, monster ’mash’? heheh
Sledutah (3651) - Utah, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared by Doug
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Dark malts, chocolate, caramel and dusty wood
Taste: Sour, dark fruits, caramel and chocolate
Nice, light for being a Imperial Stout but a good beer.
douglas88 (5173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a pure black color with a medium beige head. A nose of dusty caramel, some light roast. The flavor is smooth and easy; metallic zest, almost sour, sweet caramel, light fruit, plums. Decent. Pretty light and easy for the style.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a dark brown with a good tan head. The head lasts well and produces excellent lacing. Has a roasted malt aroma with sweet fruits, and citrus hops. Good carbonation. The flavor is decent, good bitterness but a huge metallic touch. Has an oily texture. The finish is okay and the aftertaste is real strong metallic. Not a bad beer good flavors but the metallic taste just over powers the goodness of this beer.
italianjohn (2164) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black pour light orange hue ... beige head .... aroma sweet malt light roasted and grassy hop aroma ... light chocolate roasted and sweet malty taste ... little earthy fruity taste kind of throws it off abv hidden well ... bitter chocolate and hop finish .... was ok
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of jtclockwork. Thanks! Pours a hazy very dark brown color with a large tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, citrus and leafy hops and a strongly metallic note with some tartness. The taste is somewhat better with notes of chocolate, roasted malts, faint nutty notes and caramel, and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Decent beer.
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Night black with a thick, creamy head. Toffee aroma with slight hint of chocolate. Super creamy and fairly mild for imperial stout. Not too dry of a finish with a very mild hop finish, actually quite drinkable considering the 10% ABV! Definitely a solid IS, would definitely buy again.
unclemike (2074) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a very thin tan head that quickly disappeared. Pleasant aroma which I thought was a bit light for an imperial stout included notes of anise, roasted malt and just a bit of chocolate. The flavor was again roasted malt with some anise and chocolate. The finish was a bit chalky and dry