craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft sample @ Brewvival on 2/27/10. Very nice IS indeed... Pitch black pour with a big tan head which lasts... big roasty aroma with some licorice and sweet malts... very smooth and frothy body with some dark fruit notes. lingering roasted finish. Great beer!
BeerFanDan17 (954) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very rich and malty. Large notes of espresso and dark chocolate. Very dark.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black thick and opaque. Very roasty in the nose with some chocolate malts and mild coffee notes. Bitter roasty flavor with a hint of sweetness. Good stand to be a little thicker and creamier for an imperial stout, but overall not bad.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber. Dark brown ale. Boozy jaw tinglin’ & backed w/ heavy malts. Its deep & dark w/ a bit of smoke&roast. Charleston Beer Exchange @ $11 a 22 & that’s not cool but bottled on 02/23/10.
jcwattsrugger (10889) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering @BT-Thanks bobby8405 [and great meeting you!]-pours a tan ring for a head and black color. Aroma is roasty dark malt-molasses, earthy. Taste is ashy/roasty dark malt-molasses, earthy hops bite.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with a fluffy tan head and drippy lace. Aroma is roast, dark fruit and espresso. Silky body. Flavor is, fudgy, roast, chocolate and molasses. Finish is slick
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 Vintage. Poured a clear mahogany color with a beige head. Nice and roasty sweet malt aroma. Some hoppiness and light alcohol in the nose. Roasted malt flavor to start things off. Chocolate notes. Hoppy finish. Medium bodied with a lively mouth feel.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled on 7/10/08: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a wispy, spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of toasty dark caramel and a touch of milk chocolate. Body starts fairly full and earthy dark caramely sweet with nice milk chocolate and roasty coffee notes. Finishes drier, bittersweet and crisp with a touch of warmth. A pretty well-balanced imperial stout.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source:22 oz bottle shared at a tasting in Nashville.
Appearance:Black pour with a thin tan head.
Aroma:Smoky with chocolate and roasted malt.
Flavor:Roasted malt and smoke.
Palate:Medium body with mild carbonation.
Overall:Body needs some work, but it wasn’t bad.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a BeerAdvocate tasting. Black in color with a tan head. Aroma is roast, smoke, and chocolate. Flavor is pretty nice, more of the same, with coffee and hops as well. Palate about medium for the style with a smooth mouthfeel. Overall a solid RIS from SC.