AWISLguy (2467) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle from Brennans in Oconomowoc. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Aroma has dusty chocolate malts, cocoa & caramel. Taste is of sweet caramel, chocolate liqueur, cocoa, some ash. Light lactose. Medium to full bodied. Light alcohol presence. The blend is decent. Finishes to the sweet side of bittersweet. Not too imperial of an impy stout, but a solid tasty effort. 13.8
SirLimpsalot (3680) - SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Mark Spencer 16-3-11: Aska samt små toner av choklad och rostat kaffe. Lite för tunn.
gyllenbock (7559) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Portland. Black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, some roasted malt, light oak and some dark fruit. Fairly smooth and kind of easy to drink.
bytemesis (6598) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Broken - thanks! Gusher on opening. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, dissipates fairly slowly, good lacing. Aroma is roast, light smoke, toffee, coffee, not really any infected notes in the nose. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter; perhaps a hint of tartness but certainly not overt. Medium body.
JohnGalt1 (1539) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a pretty deep brown head... the brew is about black but allows some light through on the stem end of my glass... spotty lacing and only okay retention.
The nose is pretty good but mild... seems just enough dark malt and minor coffee jumps out of the goblet... a bit thin on the aroma.
Flavor mirrors the nose but has a lingering dark maltiness on the palate.... midpalate is light char and some dark cocoa... not really getting any hoppiness... More of "everything RIS" would be appreciated.
Body is a decent medium for the style... I would hope for more body and more malt punch with every taste... Seems for me too attenuated and could use more malt on the flavor and on the palate.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4466) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crooked Fence Sins Of Our Fathers Imperial Stout 9.5% - bottle shared by Mick - thanks! The beer pours a deep brown with a rusty tan head. There’s a rich maple stout aroma. Very soft bodied with a malty biscuit flavor. This is solidly delicious.
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a shared tasting with Strykzone via Facebook chat. I purchased these two batches at different times before I sent him his bottle for our tasting so it possible we had different batches. His gushed, mine did not. Anyway mine poured black with a nice tan head. Nose of chocolate and citrus hops. Medium plus in body with a smooth creamy mouth fee. No sign of the alcohol. Flavor is rich with the chocolate leading but the citrus hops are present and vanilla and coffee appear. . Bitter finish but a nice chocolate bitter .Very easy to drink and really nice beer. Crooked Fence does a lot of nice stuff and this is one of there finest .
Strykzone (6641) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Mine was a GUSHER. Voluminous amounts of foam. The aroma is ashy with some chocolate. The flavor has that ash but not as much as is smelled. Chocolate leads with some coconut and soft citrus. Syrupy chocolate. A tiny bit of bitterness. The feel is almost powdery chocolate. Every pour was an absolute gusher. It was 10 to 1 foam to liquid. Ron did not have that issue at all. Were our beers from different batches? I do like this and it is really easy to drink ( when the foam allowed.) Tasty stuff.
fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Monger, Portland
Dark brown color with small head. Moderate expected Imperial Stout aroma with light apple and dust touch. Smooth, low sweetness, roasted malt flavor but also chocolate, astringent in the end.
Nice, but not special.
Alphadelic (2146) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This shit tastes like an ashtray. Like green branches, then harsh tobacco. I’m not sold at all.