meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Home. Very nice aroma, mainly coffee but also black currant and something sweet. Great looks. Flavourful, fruity (almost sourish), coffee and roasted finish. Not the most powerful imperial stout but flavourful and easy going. I like that!
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a minimal beige head. Nose is roasty with some chocolate and toffee. Medium-bodied, taste is what you’d expect from the nose. No alcohol apparent, very drinkable and well-balanced with just enough hops to give it a nicely bitter finish. This is thinner than most imperials. Nothing exceptional but a good beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft supposedly oak aged. Pours a black body with a white head. Bourbon, oak, sweet vanilla notes, caramel and chewy malt tones. Milky and sweet, bourbon creamy vanilla tones with a mild oaky finish. A lightly roast y body nice.
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maybe not a strong beer by today’s imperial standards, but Dick’s has all the elements -- roasty, alcohol, dark caramel flavors. Very nice -- give me a pint.
JaBier (6101) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Black pour with a medium tan head. Malty nose with chocolate and roast, but the aroma is faint and weak. Malty flavor that is more caramel than chocolate with a bit of roast. Pretty weak for an impy stout.
mcberko (11200) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, espresso and chocolate. Flavour of rich, sweet chocolate upfront, with caramel notes.
Dogbrick (10424) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a dark brown/black with a medium thick and foamy tan head that recedes steadily. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Roasted malt and chocolate in the nose. Medium body with flavors of toasted malt, chocolate and coffee. The finish is malty with a mild hops and coffee aftertaste. Decent overall, glad this is the beer that introduced me to Dick’s.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle from trade with SuzyGreenberg: Faint aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Poured black in color with a small, brown head that disappeared except for around the edges. Opaque. Lightly sparkling. Very good lacing. Lightly sweet and slightly bitter flavor. Tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, lactose, and hops. Medium body. Creamy texture becomes lightly dry. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, chocolate, and slight lactose finish is lightly dry.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of scrizzz. Thanks, Clint! Pours a rather dark, cola-brown color; light-tan head with weak retention and solid lacing. Lots of cola and chocolate and creamy caramel in the aroma; some pleasant pine (?) and citrus bitterness; balanced, creamy, and straightforward. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: loads of milk chocolate, lightly roasted malts, caramel and tootsie roll character; moderate, quietly expressed bitterness, not even close to the density of the best imperial stouts, this is still a reasonably drinkable, hefty stout in its own right: lots of clearly expressed chocolate and caramel maltiness, well-balanced, hidden alcohol; tasty and drinkable. Lasting finish showing some nice mineral bitterness alongside milk chocolate, caramel, and cocoa.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours flat with a roasted coffee aroma with perhaps a touch of cherry underneath it. from the roast. Flavor is bitter with creamy palate