coachd (381) - Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a little weak. Standard Imperial Stout scent, but muted and with a strange red wine vinegar characteristic. The appearance is nice - flat black color with a tiny cap of tan foam that leaves a lot of lacing. Nice creamy flavor with a welcome sweetness that opens up before giving way to hops and roasty bitterness. Booze burn in the aftertaste; I have never taken away points from a beer for that. Great palate, thick yet smooth. This beer was good, not great.
Beaver (1507) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark black brown with a big creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is roasted chocolate malt, black licorice and a little fruit.
The flavor is roasted chocolate malts, black licorice and some dark fruit and an ashy bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a nice imperial stout.
gregwilsonstl (1557) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black. Milky chocolate. Roasted. Heavy body. Bitter aftertaste. Good but not great.
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a sparse tan head. Nose is dusty caramel, faint coffee and raisin. Coating medium body with a tang. Taste is coffee, grass, chocolate, licorice and caramel. A little bit of everything. Solid stout.
jake65 (3012) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, Boise imperial stout tasting. Pours a deep brown and capped with a small beige head. Nose is roasty, heavy roast, nutty, and some sweetness. Didn’t really care for the taste so much... heavy roast and a bit of licorice. Some dark fruit. The heavy roast seemed out of place and led into the sweetness being out of place.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Bob! Dark pour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and hops. Taste is dry, a little sweet, roasted malt. Finish is a lingering roasted malt. Light creaminess. Good lacing. Please distribute to my area Free State!
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with licorice, dark fruit, caramel, very good.
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Dark brown. Sweet, soft banana. Nice softer beer, tasty.
GenDV138 (4096) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the DC Tasting. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (5926) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice roast. Some dark chocolate. Light sweet finish. Pours black with good head and lacing. Some bitterness. Bottle.