mikemccarthy (87) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Odd experience with this one. Even with a careful pour, is entirely foam in the glass -- a thick, substantial, dark tan foam. Even drinking from the bottle, very foamy mouthfeel. And yet, not a spoiled taste which would suggest infection. Still, very hard to rate as a result.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5
blklab2007 (1611) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a dark brown cola color with a covering of tan head that retained a nice ring on the glass. Aroma has rich chocolate malt, light hops, creamy sweetness, and very light alcohol for its strength. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation medium low. Flavor has bitter roasted malt, chocolate, and some funky earth. This is a bit odd for me. The lactose gets in the way of this being a good imperial and the strength is too much for a sweet stout.
cheap (3368) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I donít know....either I am getting used to these impy stouts or.... this just seems a tad milder than Iím used to. Does not seem like 9+% 2 me. Mildly sizzly with just a tip of mild unexpected tartness in there. Infesting fer sure. Finish is nastily burnt but not as mouth punching as most impy stouts. Yes, almost acceptable. Perhaps Iím just really hungry for a beer. Maybe perhaps I should drink every impy stout right from the bottle. Overall, better than expected.
Patrickctenchi (1673) - columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours Black with a short tan head.
Aroma of cocoa and cola....roasty.
Taste is chocolate, sweet milk.
Tmoney99 (8768) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap sample. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate, coffeel and small alcohol aroma. Moderate sweet roasted coffee malt flavor with a moderate sweet and small alcohol bite finish of average duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation.
shrubber85 (5967) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Ashy lactic chocolate malt aroma. Black with minimal head. Sweet ashy lactic chocolate malt flavor. Not bad - smooth for its ABV.
queenholly (1830) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Cincy Beerfest. Chocolate, coffee, and ash aroma. Near black with a small tan head. Coffee, lactic chocolate, and earthy flavor. Medium body and carbonation.
DrSilverworm (2678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest 2013. Good tan head. Decent lace. Roasty aroma. Chocolate. Bitter taste. Medium to bigger body. Smooth carbonation. Kind of toasty malt, a hint of tobacco. Not bad, but something lacking in the body, I think. Smooth, but little chewiness. Likely too cold for my liking, not something that can be helped in this setting. Little dark fruit notes, some herbal hops. Kind of a sweet molasses finish.
Chudwick (1072) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at CWBF - pours dark brown with light brown head and decent lacing. Nose is coffee and caramel. Flavor is dominated by the yeast as in it is just getting better or worse: too mature or immature. Bittersweet.
kathouse (571) - Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown with a thick fat brown foam. Iím glad this tastes better than it smells. Like soured chocolate milk, this one is hard to get by, but once you do, youíll be pleasantly surprised. Lots of chocolate a sweet malt. Full mouthfeel and residual sweetness from the lactose. Finishes long. Just wish the aroma was better.