Narnad (1419) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown black color with a tall, very creamy, tan head that has a lot of staying power. Aroma has a very full, fresh malt nose with lot of toasted malt presence, light chocolate and some burnt acidity at the tail end. Flavor matches the nose perfectly. A complex malty flavor overall with strong toasted malt notes early, a light chocolate flavor in the middle, coffee presence shows up later in the flavor and finishes with a light earthy hops presence. Body is modest in density with a very creamy feeling. Overall a very enjoyable beer. I love that this RIS stuck with the more toasted malt aspect as opposed to the more common dark fruity aspect the RIS style can incorporate. Can’t wait to get my hands on another one of these bottles.
coachd (34) - Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have had this beer several times before, but this is the first time I have had it on tap. Great roasty/sweet scent, jet black with very small amount of foam, bourbon sweetness and slight hop bitterness in the flavor, good oily palate. Give this beer a try. In the hard to get noticed world of Imperial Stouts, this one has carved out an interesting niche.
BobGuts (15) - Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Hopefully this was a bad bottle from the brewery. Doing a beer tasting at a friends and all 4 glasses just bubbled - foamed out of control. To make matters worse it tasted so bad that all 4 of us dumped it down the drain. All 7 or 8 other beers we had were just fine.
jayzz (203) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t know what to think when I see the other reviews because the aroma and taste I get from this beer is buttered popcorn. I understand that this could be from Diacetyl. But I absolutely loved this beer with this flavor. Mouthfeel is spot on as well.
jtclockwork (7127) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Beerman6686. Pours very dark brown/almost black with tan head. Nose and taste of burnt chocolate, smoke, burnt coffee, ashy chocolate and vanilla. Medium body. Not the best imperial stout I’ve had but it works for some reason.
wlajwl (3565) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is earthy malts, mild chocolate and vegetables/spices. The flavor is dark malts, spices/vegetables, mild heat and and tangy/alcoholic finish.
48FanInCali (667) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not all that good. Way too over carbed. Lots of nice roastiness but too bitter. Far too champaign with the mouthfeel.
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AbbeyRoade (259) - Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty sweet...not a thick body but a medium body with very sweet, almost tart notes throughout. Malty sweetness. Not much roast to the malt. Aftertaste is like an artificial sweetener. Boozy but not too much. O.K. all around. Something about Weston Brewery beers just really turns me off...
BOLTZ7555 (2710) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany pour with a solid latte head. Nose of cocoa, baker’s chocolate, roasted malt, and brownie batter. Nestle Quik, sweetened chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and molasses in flavor. The sweetness is a bit much. Was initially surprised by this brew but it becomes cloying relatively quickly.
hayduke (3164) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was courtesy of Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Pours a dark brown with a robust foamy tan head. Nose of burnt malts and chocolate. Medium plus body. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is rich chocolate malts and the finish is rich and bitter. Quite tasty,.
jgentgesdo (663) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep brown, no head. Nose is caramel, salt, beef broth, olives. Slight smoke, rather liquid smoky. There is some resinous hops. Flavor is sweet and bitter at the same time. Strangely watery mouthfeel for such a big beer. Meh.