LarryBeast (611) - - OCT 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
473ml can. Velvety black with foamy off-white head. Aroma of over-roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, vanilla...hint of smoked ham. Sweet. Thick, oily, dry and potent. Could do with some mellowing.
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can @ Richard’s tasting. Black pour with a big tan head. Roasted malt, graham cracker, and soap. Metallic aroma, some pennies. Meh. Roasted malt flavor, metal, and pennies. Light soap, graham cracker, and ash.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
16oz can. Dark, clear brown pour with medium, coffee foam. Good retention. Acetaldehyde/green apple nose. Taste is dusty, bitter, dark chocolate. Solid, simply. Dry, clean palate. Aroma is unfortunate.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very big stout. Quite smoky, and quite roasty. Not a sweet one. Some coffee notes. There's an earthiness here that I can't put my finger on. It tastes "black," for lack of a better word. Quite good! B
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DialSquare (3787) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery public house. dark black/brown - sweet malt, milk, chocolaty. Light bitter. 7.2
drowland (7378) - Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3/28/13. Sampled during CBC 2013. I dig strong, carnned stouts. Black pour with a nice tan head that lasts. Somewhat light aroma, disappointing a bit, with mild chocolate, coffee, and roast. Good but disappointing flavor as well, light chocolate and roast, a hint of cream. If this had a little more kick and complexity, I’d be all over it.
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
BIKE LANE. BIKE LANE. What a tasty beer. This is the second time I’ve been id’ed and the id-er mentioned I had the first Maryland ID they’ve seen. I guess us Baltimore people just don’t get out. Not sure why this is a great city, even if the tattoo to human ratio is much greater than 1. People also seem to like much older cars here. My theory is that they don’t break down since the weather is nice. BIKE LANE.
Theydon_Bois (14996) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster from tap at the Growler GuysGuys, Bend, 23/05/13.
Pitch black with a good sized tan head.
Nose is roast malt, dark chocolate, liqourice.
Taste comprises roast malt, touch of booze, liqourice, sugars, bitter chocolate.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry roast finish.
Decent enough Impy.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick black color with creamy lacing. Mild cocoa aroma but not heavy on the nostrils. Creamy smooth palate without being too bitter on the finish.
markwise (5011) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this at Saint Somewhere Prairie Ales Night. Pours a hazy porter brown with an off-tan head. Nose is roast, earth, some dark chocolate, and some cocoa. Flavor is similar- roast, earth, ash, some dark chocolate, and some black coffee. Medium in body and nice overall.