DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at MuckFest 09! Thanx to Ogglethorpe for sharing this growler.Poured dark and gloomy with a small tan head. Chocolate and nutty nose.Flavor was semi sweet chocolate, bitter with hints of coffee.A nice smooth finish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: June 14, 2009
Appearance: black, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, dark caramel sweetness, dark chocolate, hint of dark fruits
Body: big creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate and roasted flavor, dark caramel adds balancing sweetness, caramel sweetness brings out a milk chocolate character, light fruityness, touch of coffee, light bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
GodOfThunder (1241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Special thanks to Beerlando for this brew. Pours a thick dark black with a huge malt profile. Lots of roast and chocolate. Flavors are mostly roast and chocolate, without a whole lot of sweetness. Very good R.I.S.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at Muckfest 2009 Day 1. Black pour with a thin tan head. Chocolate aroma with some booze, vanilla and coffee. Chocolate malt flavor with some oaky vanilla and a roasty finish. Very good.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Muckfest 2009 in Lancaster Ohio. Dark brown pour. Light creamy head. Aromas of roasted chocolate and nuts. Flavor was woody. Also full of chocolate and toast. Very nice brew.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler graciously shared by TBS. Poured dark brown with a nice creamy beige head. Aroma of big roasted malt, chocolate, oak, vanilla. Taste is also very big with lots of roasted malt, more vanilla and oak, some faint dark fruit. Finish is smooth and little warming. Mouth was big and creamy. Overall, a great imperial stout.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012 Wow, I always knew Dock Street was a major player in beerdom, but this one blew me away. Draft at Craft, you daft outcast. I had it last week, and had it again today to reaffirm my rating, and my rating was reaffirmed big time. The pour is onyx, with no light transmittance detected at all, and a 2-finger, clingy, very brown head. The nose is great; a medley of roasty dark malt, dark chocolate, figs, molasses, oaky earthy notes, and spicy sandalwood. The palate is hefty, rich, well balanced, very complex, with no hitn of the massive alcohol content. The flavor is heavily dark malty, semi-sweet, with rich dark chocolate, fig, molasses, dark fruit, late hops, and a super smooth finish that will cause you to want to drink this until you fall over. Wonderful, just absolutely wonderful beer. Get ya some, and get ya some today!!
TomDecapolis (4332) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 14, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Dock Street. Drop black with a creamy deep tan head that laced. Aroma of choc, roasted malt, cherry, vanilla and oak. Flavor of the same.
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the GL. Pours a thick pitch black with a medium light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and dark bitter chocolate. Taste of rich roasted malts and dark chocolate. Malty and similar to Bells Expedition Stout, but slightly inferior.
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty damned good impy here. Strong roasty, chocolate, and coffee aromas with nice oak and hints of fruits, berries and nuts. The taste is very good, everything in check for the most part, it just seems a bit young is all. A few more months in oak and this wouldve been a star.