adnielsen (8970) - 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 (4824) - 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.