peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2011 This beer has seen its up and downs over the past year. The current incarnation is discussed here.
Dark pour with tan lacing head. Nose is roast with coffee and grainy notes. Refreshing dry bitterness in the mouth.
djd07 (9565) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cottonwood. Pours a very dark brown with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is roast, cocoa, wood. Thick body, roast, wood, dark chocolate, dry finish, decent.
katrinaez (1191) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice thick malty scent and taste. Sinew cocoa and nutty aroma, but taste had more nutty and a lot less cocoa. A little roasted malt and tiny barley nip. Dark brown, almost black color. Dry and full mouth. Tap
csaso (2043) - Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - average size tan foamy head, pitch black color, very roasty and even smokey mat aroma and flavor, big smokey finish, pretty good overall
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BVery (9417) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Busters. Dark dense looking pour with a creamy head. Dry roast aroma and taste. Creamy texture. Really nice.
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barrels and Bottles. Black appearance with a big, lingering and tan head. Big roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate, wood, earth, light citrus zest and a hint of peaty smokiness. Similar flavor, moderate roasted bitterness with a light dry finish. A little thin, but a solid stout overall.
Craftbrewhaha (80) - - OCT 1, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Exactly what a Stout should be! With lots of Imperial Stouts out there I was looking for something big and roasty, but lower in alcohol. This hit the nail on the head for me. Malt profile is amazing, nothing overwhelming about the hops, perfectly balanced. Love it!
Travlr (20954) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Very dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds and bitter cocoa. Taste is espresso beans, bitter chocolate. Very tasty.
b3shine (7966) - Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to mini-snifter at Destihl. Looks good; an opaque dull black with light beige head. Smells of a nice balance of dark malt and roast. Tastes like it smells with a fairly bitter medium light-bodied mouthfeel. A nice example of the style.
BillKismet (3793) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black-bodied, with a lightly browned head. Lovely roasty bouquet boosts the olfactory temperament. There is a wetness to the aroma along with some sweet sasparilla notes. Roasty body with nutty bursts. Dusty roast finish.
AWISLguy (2408) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Ray’s in Tosa. Pours cola colored with a bit of a foamy brownish head. The lacing left after the second pour. Aroma has bakers chocolate, espresso, caramel and some simple sugar. Taste is of rich soft chocolate tones, with espresso and a solid caramel malt base. Maybe some belgian-y yeast spiciness, down through the glass. Medium to full bodied and fairly dry without much alcohol presence. Finishes bitter and sweet, with solid parts of both. Interesting flavor 14.4