jake65 (3125) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Bier Thirty. Pours very dark brown in color, nearly black. Topped with about a finger of creamy brown head. Nose is mild at first, I had to let this warm a bit before diving in, but it opens up to a heavy roast, espresso, smoke, and lightly sweet aroma. Strong taste, quite a bit of licorice, but not overly sweet. Heavy roast presence, even hints of burnt malt. Good smoky notes. Lingering bitters and espresso in the finish. Lots going on here, but seamless in transition. Very good stuff right here.
slowrunner77 (8389) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Like a suped up export style stout. Big roast and chocolate in the aroma and flavor, with hints of dark fruit, licorice, and coffee. Didn’t know this was an imperial, so i didn’t expect it to be so big (and with little hint of 8.5% alcohol). One of my favorites of Canfest.
Bulk_Carrier (3164) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a one finger off white foamy head that dissipated prettt quickly. Light lacing was soapy around the glass.
The smell had a really nice roasted coffee bean with a light smoky sweet vanilla.
The taste was roasty, smooth creamy vanilla with bitter coffee. It came across really nice.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium to heavy on the body. Sipper- definitely. The carbonation was there and good for the style and for me. But the roasty, smooth vanilla with coffee rolling across my tongue is really nice.
Overall, this was a really good imperial stout, wishing these guys would distribute up here.
Salmoniform (1268) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from can to glass. Dark hue with creamy tan head that lingered well. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, roast, toffee, caramel. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and creamy carbonation. Taste is sweet with a nice roasty astringentness following and a clean finish. Overall this is a fantastic brew.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
16 oz can from New Seasons Market in Hillsboro, OR. Looks thick and syrupy. Initial nose is roasty and sweet. Creamy and velvety smooth mouthfeel, with gentle carbonation. Roasted grains give lots of depth and flavor, with little astringency. Aroma has hints of chocolate, leather, and hazelnuts. Very strong and malty, but not too boozy. Great subtle bitter finish that perfectly balances out the sweetness and lasts long into the aftertaste. An all-time favorite!
IndianaRed (3222) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can Inky black with a nice light tan head. Lots of dark roast campfire aroma, Similar dark bitter flavors. Decent stout
Lizardking3 (192) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a beautiful black, with creamy brown head. Smells boozy and of roasted chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is creamy and taste is good, but a little too boozy.
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
pitch black pour with a brown head from the can. This thing was awful, super bitter with a thick cloying flavor I couldn’t place. Never again on this one.
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can - pours pitch black with thick tan head. Nose of strong coffee, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Taste is of intense dark chocolate, covered in chocolate, sprinkled with roasted espresso beans.
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Arayaga2 (1982) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and roasty, and taste is the same, with a bitter chocolate edge. $3/16oz can