ajnepple (4661) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at FreshCraft, 2013 vintage, served very cold for 14%. Black appearance with a tan head and light lacing. Aroma of dark malts, dark chocolate, light coffee, light roast and light earthy hops. Similar flavor, dark, thick and malty with a mild earthy bitterness coming through. The alcohol is hidden well. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Pretty enjoyable overall, I just wish I had more time to let it warm up.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask. Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, roasty. Taste is rich, dry on the finish, full bodied. Overall, good.
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted from tap at the Parade of Darks in Denver, Colorado. Deep black appearance with a dark brown head. Slightly spiced but mostly a deep malty aroma. Creamy mouthfeel with a pretty strong Imperial Stout flavor. Surprisingly pretty good.
notalush (5626) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snifter at the brewpub - viscous black pour that actually leaves a sticky brown film along the inside of the glass as you drink the beer - I a normally not a fan of such thick, sweet imperial stouts - however, the abv kind of warrants it - plus it is pretty darn good for what it is - loads of anise, tamarind, caramelized sugars, a hint of taro root - vanilla, spicy alcohol - thick body encourages slow sipping, which this beer needs - brown sugar, molasses and prune - light vinous character on the tail end - lingering spicy alcohol and bittersweet baker’s chocolate - considering it’s heft, it is surprisingly balanced - I think that, if they bottled this, or at the very least allowed growler sales of it, it might reach the top 50 here, as it seems to have a lot of what most people look for in an imperial stout.