deyholla (7154) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thin dark brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges quickly. Aroma has notes of dark fruits and roasted malts with a bit of pine hops and some underlying chocolate (plus a hint of booze. Flavor has roasted malts and bitter chocolate up front with a bit of underlying pine hops and booze.
ryanfolty (1928) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 April 25, 2013 - bottle from brandon. Dark brown pour with limited head. Coffee, roasted malt and chocolate in aroma and taste. Slight bitter finish.
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle - thanks Brandon! Deep cola to brown pour with a small head. Licorice and cocoa in the aroma and taste. Medium body. Good stuff!
oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells mostly of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate smells. Taste has a hint of hop bitterness at the finish, but not overwhelming. Mouthfeel and carbonation are very smooth.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trading partner, pours a dark brown coffee with a thin tan head. Aroma is anise, coffee and malt. Taste is a little coffee and some chocolate, light bitterness, not overly complex, decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kdm1984 (724) - Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice appearance - has quite a bit of head and lots of lacing. Aroma a bit weak for an impy - not much beyond some cocoa. Surprisingly light-bodied as well - I would not expect this to be an impy based on mouthfeel - it seems more like a regular stout. Mostly cocoa flavors with some bitterness - not getting the coffee notes so common to this style. Overall, it’s not a bad beer, but it does not have the bolder, more complex flavors typical of impy stouts.
SudsMcDuff (6048) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
thanks to the beastie for this .. . deep brown .. medium foam, light lacing .. . mild roast, some grounds, and mild burnt hop .. . mild mouth .. not overly complex or interesting .. . . yeah. nothing gets hurt, except feelings.
drowland (6257) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/22/13. RBWG thanks to beastiefan2k. Black pour with a small tan head. Nice stout aromas with roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, and a touch of sweetness. Rich flavor with plenty of roasted malt, dry cocoa, touches of coffee and more roast, and more. Tasty!
Sledutah (5211) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG 2013
Appearance: Black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Roasted malts, caramel and chocolate, some metallic in the finish
Leighton (12179) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG 2013. Pours black-brown with a fine, beige cream head. Basic dark malt nose, some earth, dry cocoa. Medium sweet flavor, some further earthy bitterness, burnt bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, pretty bitter, some earth, burnt grass, bittersweet cocoa. Not too sweet. Decent.