Gription79 (2253) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Notes of nail polish, hot alcohol, chocolate, roasted malts, yeasty, rough and out of balance.
SHIG (3568) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Poured a light black with clear red edges, head was off white. Aroma is toasty malts and fruit. Taste is rich with fruit leaving way to roasted malt. More Belgian than stout in my mind. Nice alcohol warming finish.
hombrepalo (1824) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4oz at the brew pub. A black beer with a red shine under a brown head. The aroma is sweet and acidic with notes of berries. The flavor is sweet malty combined with an acidic note of berries. Nice but not great
BrewDad (4922) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black in color, clear with a thin head. Deep coffee and chocolate and aroma with flavor. Rich Thick taste and great silky smooth finish. Good tasty stout.
Travlr (11132) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at GABBF. Dark maroon color. Aroma of burnt coffee and vanilla. Taste is boozy chocolate liqueur. Not bad.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Moose’s Tooth, Anchorage. 2010 vintage. Translucent garnet body, medium dense creamy tan head. Toasty nose with alcohol; vinous with dark fruits and spice. Big, vinous body with hard candies, grape, plum, roasted malts, chocolate, and spice. Biting palate with sharp carbonation, prickly alcohol, and a big flavor profile. Complex and quite good.
thorongil2 (1198) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2013 (tap) Darth Delirium 2010 - 9.8%, clear dark amber colour with small brown head; aromas of chocolate liqueur, whiff of nail polish, gradually giving way to smoked prunes; rich flavour, bit on the sweet side, quite good
(tap) 2013 edition - clear dark amber colour with a small brown head; aromas of cognac, raisins; rich and balanced flavour; slightly creamy palate
jsquire (3437) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at the ’11 GABBF. This appeared to be the ’11 vintage. Dark beer with mahogany highlights when held against the light. Thin foamy beige head. Alcohol and toasted grain and milk chocolate in the nose. Flavors of coco puffs, toffee, bitter chocolate, Rolo candy, some chalk and faint ash. Alcohol in the finish with some hop burn.
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a roasted coffee color with a trim tan head. Smells and tastes of band-aids, muted cocoa, mild cherry, and caramel notes. Awesome name, but the beer doesn’t deliver.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the Moose’s Tooth. Roasted malt aroma with hints of alcohol, caramel and chocolate. Dark brown with a small light brown head. The taste is mostly sweet with a light sourness from the yeast, there is also a nice warming sensation. Full bodied with fairly active carbonation for an Imperial Stout. This is a great beer, different than most of the Imperial Stouts out there, but that’s not a bad thing.