DocLock (7182) - 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!!
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is served in an attractive snifter with a small but thick creamy-brown head. The aroma has strong malty notes with hints of cherry and apricots. The flavor has complex malty notes with figs and nuts. The mouth-feel is amazing - full bodied and warm.
Jesterdeal (1465) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of sweet coffee, chocolate and toffee. Pours black with tan lacing. Taste is super sweet with chocolate and slight alcohol burn. Finishes roasty with a great coffee coating throughout the mouth.
TomDecapolis (4331) - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
alobar (2502) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick black color with a tan head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, espresso and some wood. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruit, and some alcohol to finish. Rather creamy mouth feel. Very nice!
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.