Scipio (593) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a creamy looking, medium tan head. The head doesnít last very long, though. Aroma is earthy, with licorice, coffee, light chocolate, and some smoky elements. The taste is heavy on chocolate that has an interesting mixture of vanilla and some mild cherry and citrus flavors. Coffee is a prevalent undertone that becomes readily more potent at the end. Aftertaste is vanilla and coffee. This one is medium bodied and creamy in texture. Some very mild carbonation in here as well. I enjoyed this. It might not be one of my favorite stouts, but it is a very solid offering.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty malt aroma with a sizable tan head. Roasty malt, earthy, smooth. Full body with a nice round feel. Hints of coffee and toast.
beergurujr (2) - chicagoland, USA, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Listed on the board at the CW taproom as 8.5% ABV.
Looks like a stout. Is a stout of the impy type. Duh. Head disappates quickly.
Not a huge aroma, but some sour roasted metallic malt present. No hops to speak of, in the nose.
Yep itís a pretty tasty imperial stout. Body is a little light, but that means itís poundable. Finishes pretty cleanly. Hops? What hops?
A pretty good beer from CW, and at only $8 for a half gallon growler, a great value.
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with some head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, flavor matches aroma and adds in some nice subtle vanilla. Relatively thin palate but great for the price.
bytemesis (2165) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black, large brown head, nice lacing. Aroma is coffee, roast, bit of cigarettes. Flavor is the same, light sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium to full body, somewhat creamy. Just a bit of astringence. Pretty good, actually.
ads135 (2360) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, dark imperial stout. Thick on the mouth, and thick in character. Mostly chocolate and molasses.
mnmike (942) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a bottle of stout that is close to pushing into milk stout range with the cream.
davey101 (564) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 2012. 12 oz bottle into a teku glass. Pours a near black body, some light gets through the edges showing a dark brown body. One finger of khaki foam. Decent lacing. Loads of chocolate and some subtle vanilla on the nose. Light char and some alcohol. Pretty basic but it does smell quite hefty. Taste is of rich chocolate, chalky cocoa powder and some bitter roasted malts. Mouth feel is a bit thin but creamy enough. A pretty average but tasty stout that has held up quite well with some age on it.
CorneliusBunkr (10) - Oakwood Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle poured into Big Eddy snifter. pours very dark brownwith a nice thick off white/cream color head. aroma is coffee and chocolate with a little char in there as well. taste is coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasted malt with some mild booze heat. feels nice on the palate. medium bodied stout that is easy to drink. definitely worth picking up some of this brew
djroehler (275) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, dirty dark brown, mocha head. Aroma, molasses and coffee dominate, burnt chocolate, slight sweet vanilla. Taste is coffee, brown sugar, roasted malt, slight resin bitterness, mild tobacco. Body on the heavy side, but creamy.