Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
pint. pours a black with mild head. mild front to finish. slight roasted middle. not too complex, yet a good sessionable quality.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black, with a thick, foamy light brown head. Pretty big, up in your face roast aroma. Some hop presence in there as well to balance it out some which was nice. Dark malts and mild chocolate were noticeable too. The flavor was big on the roast as well, with some chocolate, cream, and nutty characters. Nice full bodied stout, alot of flavor. Another solid offering from these guys. They are getting more and more respect from me.
OldGrowth (2416) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint @ brewpub. 8/6/07. Good aroma, bittersweet. roasted grains, toasty nutty. Brownish black color, nice head & lace. Bitter flavor, like aroma with chocolate, coffee, molasses. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish, Very nice stout, Easy drinkin’ I wouldn’t of guess 7%. Liked how the finish tapered off.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Brewfest, Chattanooga
black, whispy tan head, rich roasted malt aroma with some lactose sweetness, rich roasted malt flavor with no sweetness, long bitter malt finish, good dry stout
same as it ever was
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
emacgee (3796) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Summertimes Brewfest. Pours a very dark black brew with a thin brown head. The aroma is very roasty, coffee, chocolate, caramel. Tastes roastedd, chocolate, coffee. Also great. ALong with their other stuff.
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Liberty in Columbia, SC. Pours dark black with a small tan head. Aroma is strong coffee, dark fruit, and soy sauce. Flavor is much the same, plenty of great dark notes to be found all over this beer. The mouthfeel is not as thick as an impy, but it’s pretty close. It’s all the better for balancing on the fence between regular stout and imperial stout.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap-pours a light brown head that laces and black color. Aroma is dark malt-coffee/faint chocolate. Taste is dark malt-coffee/licorice, acidic.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at FB. Dense, opaque black pour, glimmering with oils. A rich, thick tan head impart gorgeous lacing. The aroma is of heavily roasted grains, over-toasted bread, chocolate, coffee, balck raspberry and orange pulp. Alcohol is well concealed. The flavor is great, with notes of dense dark chocolates, more roast and light hops. Bitterness is fair to moderate, sweetness is mild, acidity low. A very good recipe, well executed thus far. Mouthfeel is robust, creamy and lightly but adequately carbonated. Finishes with roasted coffee notes, chocolate and breadiness lingering. Extremely drinkable. Very well done.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Barley’s Asheville. The presence of an imp stout w/ more drinkability. Kind of like a semi-imperial stout. Full mouthfeel. Very nice.
alexanderj (3263) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery; found it pretty good for the style, but nothing exceptional. Fairly dry, with chocolate and coffee the primary flavors. Very good mouthfeel.