bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged a few bottles for a year or so. Nice blend of roasted malts. The " satin" on the label is representative of the mouthfeel, somewhat velvety. Excellent of it’s style.Lack a bit of depth and personality to put it in with elite versions of this style but very much what one would expect. I drank this somewhat as a session beer so my only complaint might be that it is a little thin.
commonshawn (800) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from surdyks. Near black with medium off white head. Caramel toffee nose. Roasted malt, some booze, caramel light chocolate notes. Sticky medium heavy body. Nice.
commonmac (820) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Acadia with blondredhead. Pint glass. Deep cola brown. Tannish head. Aroma is rich and has a heavy coffee lean to it. Some chocolate notes too. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with nearly a light chocolate milk feeling. Taste has warm chocolate undertones with a ever present coffee characteristic. Little bit of a peat element bringing to mind bourbon. Really enjoyable warmth to this beer with a roasted malt nuttiness that I’m loving. This one surprised me. Very, very good.
Carlisle (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Color is black with some ruby. Oatmeal raisin cookie aroma with some cinnamon notes. Coffee and chocolate flavors. Some alcohol in the finish.
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tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
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Ron (3279) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice aroma of toffee, vanilla, molasses, and some coffee. Pitch black with a thin dark tan head. Very sweet complex flavor up front followed by bitter chocolate. A slightly bitter finish with a hint of alcohol.
tgncc (3048) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is roasted malts, coffee. The appearance is brown/black, thin tan head.. The flavor is coffee up front, roasty, light chocolate, dark fruits, nicer than the aroma implies. The finish is smooth coffee, almost no bitterness, just a tad of roastiness. Medium/thick to thick in body. No bad at all, if not a standout in its field.
katrinaez (947) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent aroma. Thick mouth and slight velvet. Rich of cocoa and coffee. A little tarnish and bitter and sits easy. Bottle
jgb9348 (5321) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a nice, tan head, about a centimetre tall. Aroma of roasted malt, light cherries and fruit, some oatmeal and a hint of grain and bourbon. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a thinnish quality, especially for the style. Shows a lot of fruit up front with a touch of chocolate and coffee, but more cherry and apple/pear flavours than I’d expect with a milky, lactose finish. Aftertaste shows light hints of tobacco and earth with a raisin and light pit fruit sweetness, but the malts are light and disappointing and only a hint of complexity comes through. Overall, a decent beer at best that doesn’t show much of the good qualities of an imperial stout and only some of the decent qualities of a sweet or foreign stout. Not worth searching for and definitely not worth aging for any significant period of time. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Good Beer in New York, New York on 19-July-2014 for US$2,39 sampled at home in Washington on 18-September-2015 about fourteen months after purchase.
thegreenrooster (3722) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a near black with a small tan head. Aroma is a roasted near a char malt with a little bakers chocolate. Flavor is almost and intense burnt malt with a fresh earthiness to it. Finish is bitter and earthy. If you like you porters with a almost burnt aspect this is for you. It’s worth a sample to check out what they did with the malts here.
hopwine (661) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is baking cocoa, earth. Flavor is same plus caramel, toffee, burnt sugar, ash/smoke, flashes of bitterness. Silty/chalky mouthfeel.