Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a creamy light brown head. Smells of roasted malt, some underlying molasses, chocolate, spicy. Tastes roasty with some sweet honey undertones and a roasty finish. Enjoyable.
JaBier (4842) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Darkest brown pour with a huge tan head. Nose is phenolic (that was what my beer judging friend said; I described it as plasticky and oxidized), and malty with notes of chocolate, honey and caramel. Chocolate flavor with some roasted malt and honey character before a semi-sweet finish.
GardenGabe (136) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark brown with reddish tinge. Mild head which settle with some lacing. Nose is sour (definitely reminds me of the crab apples rotting on the ground after falling off my parents tree) with some wood (cedar?). Taste is equally sour and bitter. Medium feel fills the mouth. Hoppy finish is dry on the tongue.
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. black pour with thin black head. coffee, choco, artificial plastic aroma. flavor much the same. lacking body and depth. medicinal.
drjay44 (2606) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours an overly exuberant gigantic beige head, which very slowly collapsed, some lacing, over a clear almost black (SRM 35) body......nose is heavy with roasted malts, including coffee, chocolate, some caramel and honey, ending with a rubbery organic chemical......taste is dominated by the roasted tones of the malt later, mild honey sweetness adds balance, the finish is an off, rubbery, chemical flavor.......mouth feel is medium, the incredibly high carbonation makes it almost undrinkable. I wonder if the bottle was mishandled, but this makes two in eight ratings where the question was raised. However, the odors and tastes I am noting make it almost unpalatable.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle). Black color. Huge tan head flowing over the glass due to heavy carbonation. Roasted malt aroma. Roasted malt, light honey, and light alcohol flavors. Avg duration. Slightly astringent finish. Slick texture. Carbonation in palate was soft. Spare lacing.
BeerandBlues2 (9586) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a large, fizzy, brown head, somewhat diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate), light hop (grass), average yeast (leather) with notes of honey, dates, and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and an astringent finish. Long duration, heavy sweetness, light acidity and bitterness. The first bottle I bought must have been mishandled; and, I am glad I went back for seconds because it would have been a shitty rating.
That1Guy (1892) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty terrible. Thin-bodied as hell. Very sweet because of the honey with some roast coming in later on. Plenty of poop in there as well. The flavor of the burps is absolutely disgusting. Not a fan.
Beaver (1282) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a big rocky light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is roasted chocolate malts, black licorice, some fruits and sweet honey.
The flavor is roasted chocolate malts with a lot of sweet sugary honey that dominate a little bitterness from the hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth but slightly spritzy carbonation.
Overall, an interesting beer mixing honey and an imperial stout. A little much on the sweet side for me.
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is black with good carbonation and a small tight tan head. Aroma has a mild sweetness with hints of chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is crisp, sweet and roasted. Starting with a bolder medium body it goes down light with a crisp feel. Finish has flavors of vanilla and honey that come across sweet complementing the drier deep roasted malt flavors making it all have a golden raisin like taste. After taste is clean with a light honey taste riding out in the end. This is a very tasty stout, the mild sweetness of it all makes it really good and very easy to drink. But it seem a bit lighter then I would expect an Imperial Stout to be ( Ernest hit it right on "comes off like a strong porter").