rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on tap at Sugar Maple in Bayview, Wisconsin. Pours a deep brown/black with a medium, lacy tan head. The smell was of unsweetened pie cherries and hot cocoa. The taste started off tasting like the pie cherries and then a touch of coffee with a cocoa nib finish. It was very smooth and balanced and not an overly heavy stout. There was some slight coffee bitterness and dryness on the end, but overall, very pleasing.
drjay44 (3440) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours a slowly collapsing, beige, head, with minimal lacing, over a dark brown (SRM 40) body......nose is heavy roasted malts, with cocoa, chocolate, coffee, mild dried fruits with plum, raisin, dried cherry, minimal oak, hints of herbal hops......taste is moderately sweet, with molasses tones, dried fruits, plum, raisin, cherry, coffee, chocolate, mild vanilla, slight oak with light whiskey tones, finishing with moderate roasted malt and hop bitterness.......mouth feel, sticky heavy of medium body, noticeable alcohol warmth, moderate carbonation. This is a nicely made Imperial Stout. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7
MetalNHopHead (1463) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
"I feel your presence amongst us / You cannot hide in the darkness" - "Cirice" by Ghost. Destihlís love of generally funky things appears even in this big ass Imperial Stout. Cerise pours black with a rich layer of foam. Just a hint of tart cherry within the roasty and malty charred barley aromas. Thereís a bit more sour cherry in the flavor. It gives this beer a slight Belgian note but in most other respects this seems like big, bitter American Imperial Stout. According to my tasting scrawl itís "full-fucking-bodied." It does feel larger than its stated 11% ABV. Really interesting overall.
HuskerTan (1716) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Cocoa, roasty.
A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head.
T- Subtle peppers, cocoa, roasty.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty finish.
O- A bit bland for such a big beer. Not much happening other than roasted cocoa.
italianjohn (2910) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thin khaki to tan head and sticky lacing .... Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, light cherry and some tobacco .... Taste is of cocoa, coffee, roasted malts, light cherry notes, light smoke and tobacco .... Dry and lightly sweet .... Has a dry chalky cocoa finish and dry sweet notes .... Bourbon barrel isnít non-existant
Ratman197 (13438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of cocoa, roasted malt, light yeast and light cherry. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, yeast, cherry and oak with a smooth lingering roasty oak finish.
BuckeyeBoy (6155) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle picked up at the beer Junction Seattle. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is nice big roast malts some fruit and a little smoke. Taste is more of the heavy roast malts chocolate sweetness smoke smoke and some fruit.
kaser (5688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Massive beer. Black pour at lake with white head. Oak, cigar, berry aroma. Taste is smoke, Carmel, cocoa, bourbon. Massive. Complex.
Niko100 (2707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted/charred malt, oak, caramel/vanilla, dark chocolate, & some dark fruit; Flavor of roasted/smoky sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit, dark chocolate, and some bourbon; Finish is slightly tangy; Nicely balanced; Good.
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Poured a black color with an off white head. Dark and tart cherries, wood, vanilla, some roastiness, and some coffee in the finish. Alcohol content hidden.
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Giant Eagle in Grandview: deep brown-black pour with thin light tan head.
aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, cherry. tastes are sour milk, dark malt tinny cocoa, vanilla, cherry. lingering sour. covers abv well. strangely good.