phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Cincy Beerfest 2014 on Fountain Square. Pours a deep, mostly opaque brown with a small tan head. Notes of chocolate, roast, nuts, earth, toast, faint coffee, and a very faint note of dried dark fruit - simple and straightforward overall. Medium-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a really malty mouthfeel that has some bitterness in the back end. Good, up-the-middle imperial stout.
Chudwick (2147) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at beerfest - nose is roasty. Sip adds chocolate, raisins, coffee grounds, and licorice. Sweet with dark chocolate bitterness. Standout beer.
pottygok (469) - Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Strong chocolate aroma with a backbone of coffee, dried cherries and hints of malt.
Appearance: Black with a rich tan head.
Taste: Medium sweetness with hints of bitterness at the very edges for some depth and balance.
Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long sweet finish.
Overall: Itís a bit sweeter than I like, but itís still a solid, well-developed beer with a lot going on. Iím certainly not disappointed.
kassner (1351) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Dive bar, dark ruby with a nice head some caramel nose, just a bit too alcoholic for my taste.
bytemesis (3159) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours deep ruby black, medium creamy beige head, great lacing. Aroma is roasty, cocoa, coffee. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, anise, cocoa, dark sugars, molasses. Medium body, creamy.
decaturstevo (5024) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black/brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Flavor is a sweet chocolate start, light coffee, then the roasted malt nice abv warmth. A nice malt bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice beer
DialSquare (2663) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Daily Growler. Blackish pour thin light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and cocoa. Tastes are roasty, bitter chocolate, dark malts. Creamy thin to medium palate. Background warmth only. Very nice. Drinkable.
Mastelefish (86) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Fat Heads. Pours a jet black with a slight head. Pretty bitter up front with coffee and roasted malts at the nose. Pallette is medium-heavy and the mouth feel is similar. Finishes with a strong, dry taste. Highly recommended imperial stout.
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black pour with scant tan head. Roasted aroma with touch of chocolate tones. Flavor has roasted and dark malts, very dry finish.
michcam8 (292) - Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a growler. Pours a normal RIS jet black color, with a thick, light tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, and bready dough. Taste is sweet chocolate, and coffee. Somewhat thin for a stout. Overall, not too bad. Would purchase again.