beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Drake’s Barrel House on 2/18/2012 and at Beer Revolution on 2/4/12 (as Scorched Earth). This Imperial Stout pours am eclipse black color from the tap. Medium sized tan foamy head with decent lacing and nice retention. The aroma is chocolate and coffee, smoky and roasty. A medium to full bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate, coffee, smoky and roasty. The hops are earthy and herbal. Lots of burnt/roasty malt with mild smoke. Decent carbonation. The smoke works well with the roasty malts. Mouthfeel s full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beer Revolution as Moscow’s Burning. My GF preferred this over Dire Straits (beer and probably the band). Pours with a black hued body with a small brown head. Minimal lacing in the snifter. Aromas are quite smokey, chocolate, dry, roast, bready, coffee, jerky and roast. Flavors are ashy, boozy, cigarette, campfire, alcohol, chocolate, leather, roast. Long duration. Thinner body sadly, boozy, medium bubbles. Drinkable for the intensity. 12 oz was more than perfect.
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Beer Revolution Anniversary. Pours a very dark brown with a small light chocolate head that settles to a ring and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is smoky meat, some chocolate, and roasted malt. The taste follows with smoked meat, light chocolate, and roastiness. The finish has a bit of bitterness and is quite smoky. Quite dry overall. Light bodied for an imperial stout with low carbonation. Overall, this was quite an enjoyable beer.