DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.0 A: Black color. Only 1/3 of a finger of creamy light brown head formed.
3.5 S: Moderately high roastiness, molasses, caramel, and light coffee. Pronounced hoppiness featuring citrusy orange and flowery earthiness.
3.5 T: Moderately roasty. Molasses, caramel, and coffee in that order. Fairly dry overall. Higher potency bitterness coming mainly from the hops. Citrus and earthy hop flavor.
3.0 M: Medium body. Moderate, though bity, carbonation. Lacking creaminess.
3.0 D: I’m not a huge fan of hoppy stouts and this is one. The mouthfeel is also pretty mediocre.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-10-2012 02:07:19
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF on Thursday October 11, 2012
Very dark brownish red color, brown head. Sweet, malty scent, also hops. Sweet, hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
jahshuwuh (304) - USA - AUG 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small cream colored head. Hoppy malt and coffee ground smell. Bitter taste with coffee grounds and a bit of chocolate after taste. Not very complex, and not a great imperial overall.
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rader58 (763) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep dark brown/black. Aroma of toasted grain, peat, dried fruit, cocoa, vanilla, anise. Flavor is plum, chocolate, pine, raisin, peat. Slightly bitter for an Imperial Stout.
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
floral hop aroma, dark ruby brown, dense tan head, rich and sweet with notes of cocoa and coffee and a dry hop finish.
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Eugene for sharing - dark ruby, nearly black, with a soapy lace - aroma is moderate roast, chocolate pudding, coffee - flavor is medium dry, with sharp, almost astringent roast - moderate acidity - some bittersweet chocolate - finish has some ash/char - I want to like it a lot more than I do.
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque dark brown appearance. Thick foamy head. Aroma of alcohol, roasted grain, and a bit of mint. Fresh and crisp, not at all dry but rich with chocolate and licorice.
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma doesn’t do this beer justice. A bit sweet on the nose but finishes with a nice, warm roasty flavor.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Justin! Deep brown appearance with a brown head. Roasty chocolate malty, earthy, somewhat piney hoppy, fairly herbal, a bit minty aroma. Thick dark chocolate malty, rich cocoa, somewhat smoky, a bit burnt, somewhat earthy/piney flavor. Quite a bit going on and pretty tasty.
arminjewell (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks Aaron! Dark black pour with thin tan head, aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, anise, sour fruits, hints of dark fruits, some slight grainy notes. Taste is some mineral notes, chocolate, caramel, some licorice, dark fruits, hints of sour grain, sour acidic malts, finishing fairly bitter but dry.