Ferris (6858) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Dark chocolate, candied cherry and a sweet rum note. Deep jet black with visible particulates. Rum sweetness, dark chocolate and a bit of boozy heat on the finish. This seems like too much amounting to nothing. Thin body and lots of flavors that aren’t very cohesive.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[2/24/15] Draught at Burnside Brewing in Portland. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of malt, candy-ish fruitiness and chocolate. Sweet candy-ish flavor with light sourness, some vanilla and a bit of chocolate. Medium-bodied. Not great.
TylerGreenDC (507) - - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Aroma of wood and berry. Flavors are rich and layered. Lots of strawberry, then dark chocolate, vanilla and maybe some Champagne? Fascinating beer.
neepsntatties (1298) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Colour...very dark brown with an initially massive, frothy head. Nose...the strawberries are prevalent as are hints of the chocolate. The rum is subdued. Palate...rather thin for an imperial stout, but the nice balanced flavours of strawberry and chocolate make up for the lack of thickness. The rum is quite pronounced after the stout has sat and warmed a bit, and there’s a slightly dry oaky taste on the finish. A dandy stout, just not really an impy stout.
Reynolds314 (2727) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasted malts and choclate dominate with very little fruit flavor if any. The strawberries are hidden and there is an off butterscotch note.
dfinney23 (2096) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fine chocolatey stout with just enough strawberries to supply some fruity essence without overdoing it. Great for dessert.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruit Beer Festival – Portland, OR – 2012
Dark black in color, thin tan head. Lots of barrel aroma and flavor. This was very tasty light fruit flavor lingers as the huge chocolate addition took over.