markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft at Denver Beer Co. Pours a stout brown with a tan head. Nose is roasted malts, peanut shells, earth, and dark chocolate. Flavor is coal, earth, roast, and slight black licorice with peanut shells. Medium in body with lingering coffee-esque bitterness.
Camons (4519) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours black with a small offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, light smokey, spices. Taste is hard roasted malts, coffee, smoke, cinnamon, spicy. Medium body, soft carbonation. 090312
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with ruby highlights around the edge when held up to light. Heavy aroma of anise, molasses, burnt licorice, and faint bitter dark chocolate. Big sweet flavor of dark black malts, smokey anise, molasses, and a dry bitter chocolate tone to finish off. Heavy and roasty, with plenty of nuance but it’s not a mind-changing stout
Ratman197 (8491) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Denver Beer poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roastiness and light maple. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and light coffee with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
notalush (4459) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The first thing you notice about this beer is the strong presence of nutmeg and cinnamon in the aroma and flavor - since this is simply marketed as an imperial stout and not, say, a "pumpkin pie imperial stout," this takes some adjustment - slick texture, medium to full body - some moderate bitter dark malt, chocolate and alcohol warmth, but the winter spices (especially nutmeg) are quite dominant - why they put all of these spices in a beer that should be plenty complex without them is beyond me - truthfully, though, it seems like without them this would not be nearly as interesting.