Maltser85 (229) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black with 2 fingers of a tan head that is a mixture of tight bubbles and rocky ones. Aroma is wonderful. Dark fruit, figs, plums, caramel, sugar, burnt sugar, roast, espresso notes. Taste is the nose with some slight rye spice. Good one guys!
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this many times, but Eric brought to our tasting today and I realized Iíve never rated it before. Easily one of the best impy stouts to come into Fort Wayne within the last few years. A bit on the dry side with a nice hopped precense. I prefer mine soppy sweet, but style wise itís spot on.
ERB92 (225) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee, chocolate, leather, dried fruits and licorice in the aroma. Almost black with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a soft carbonation. Overall a interesting, complex beer with a good rich flavour.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is smokey, clove, alcoholic, roasty. Pours dark with lasting tan head good lace. Taste of smoke, citrus, spiciness, slight sweetness, lighter body than expected, some light bitterness, belgian sourness. long smokey chocolate and sour finish.
b79turner (221) - Alabama, USA - APR 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours black with a massive tan head. Slowly fades away to a 1/2" cap. Nose is roasty malts, figs, raisins, caramel, very rich aromas. A bit lighter smell than a lot stouts Iíve tried. Taste is rich, similar to a Trappist quad, but with a slight bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium mouthfeel, medium/heavy carbonation, very drinkable!
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Aroma has heavy chocolate and coffee. Black pour with large tan head. Slightly drier than most imperial stouts. Bitter finish with lingering coffee. Very excellent beer
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks theTomg. This one was simple but good. A bit thinner than would would expect by looking at it. Simply sweet throughout. Delicious.
lawman834 (214) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Texas Craft Brew fest, my score is based off of some incoherent notes and a 2 oz sample.
This one did stand out for sure. A rich graininess with malt, Chocolate and Espresso. A highlight of the fest.
cthomas2390 (211) - Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with creamy brown head. Espresso and bitter chocolate on the nose. Dry roasted qualities, exceptionally smooth with little evidence of sweet higher alcs. Finish is remarkably clean, with chocolate covered coffee beans. Thick, but not viscous or cloying.
mjmcend (209) - USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight roasty malts and some sweetness to the aroma. Dark brown with a good sized tan head. Taste is of rich malt with chocolate, sugars, with notes of bitter bakerís chocolate and some hoppiness. Taste is much better and more complex than aroma suggests. Chewy and meal-like.