Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 Part of their “Monthly Real Beer Selection”, one off-the beaten path special beer every month
In short: An average typical American imperial stout. Very good beer but one amoung so many.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Black body with a medium tan head
In long: This is the January beer of their 12 “Monthly Real Beer Selection”. A whole of lot of burnt malts, borderline ashes. Some cacao powder and some raisins. A little oaky sourness although I was told that this beer wasn’t barrel aged. Floury mouthfeel and taste. Medium bitterness. A well brewed beer but nothing I haven’t had many times before. Good but quite a letdown after their excellent Barrel-Aged Porter. But this is the modern way to do beer in America, bigger is better. Stairs brewing company probably closed down many years ago because they were making 5% stouts.
kjc51478 (440) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Draught at brewpub. This was part of their monthly "MBA" beer sampling program. The beer was a typical Imperial Stout rebranded as a "Grand" Imperial Stout. Appearance was black color with little to no head. Aroma was coffee, vanilla, slightly fruity. Taste is heavy chocolate malts, coffee, somewhat nutty, with a prominant fruit hop flavors. Palate is full-bodied, very little carbonation, smooth texture, and a dry finish. Pretty much an average, run-of-the-mill Imperial Stout.
bluejacket74 (1485) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
32 ounce growler from Blacklick Wine and Spirits, stated as being Elevator Grand Imperial Stout. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stayed around for a little while. Good amount of lacing. The brew smells like coffee, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, and some dark fruit. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s the addition of some burnt/charred malt and a little bit of a nutty flavor. Leans more towards being a bitter, roasty stout than a sweet tasting one, although the sweet flavors aren’t hidden at all. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and has moderate carbonation. I think it’s a good overall brew, I enjoyed it.
DedicatedToFun (3608) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber at Cleveland Beer Fest, awesome dark chocolate stout, very good with coffee notes, awesome.