topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roast malt, light coffee, and chocolate. Flavor is roast malt, light coffee,earthy pine, and a heavy lingering bitterness,
badlizard (5520) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Strong chocolate and roasted grain aroma and taste with a smooth palate and an oaty coffee finish with a light bitterness. Yum.
jrodooo5 (681) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black with a thick tan head. Not much in the aroma. Taste is roasty but overpowered by the bitterness of the hops. Tasty & bitter. An interesting stout!
unclemike (2066) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
at brewpub Black color with a brown head. Roasted malty aroma with a balanced coffee and chocolate sweet note. Coffee bitter flavor with a vanilla sweet note and a dry roasted finish
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. Comes dark brown with small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee and dark fruit. Taste is similar. Smooth and creamy. Very nice.
keith0718 (316) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great imperial stout. Tastes close to Rasputin, but quite a bit mellower (less bite). The malt is nice without being overwhelmingly thick/sweet.
BelgianBeerGal (2865) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught in Lawrence. Nice dark brown pour with a nice khaki head and lacing. Pretty hoppy aroma balanced with roasted malt. Green hops in the flavor at first then finishes with coffee. Nice and not overpowering.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of mreusch, thanks Matt! Pours dark mahogany with ruby edges and thin tan head. The aroma is a bit mild with some roast, some chocolate notes and a touch of caramel and toffee. As it warms a pleasing thin layer of earthiness is noticed. The taste is pretty darn smooth and near creamy at times bringing in notes of dark roasted malts and then moving into a nice mix of black licorice, chocolate and earthiness. The more I drink this the more I like it.
markwise (4090) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to the TampaCrew for sharing this one. Pours brown with an off-white head. Nose is roast, hops, pine, bitter, spice, and slight chocolate. Flavor is similar with a bit of lingering pine. Medium body and pretty good.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Free State for the 20th anniversary. Pours a very dark brown, almost black body with a nice, thick and creamy, milk chocolate head that dissipates slowly and remains nicely laced. Solid aroma of creamy roasts and coffee, light milky chocolate, and some citrus hop backing. Flavor is similar, but has a slightly sour dark-fruitiness to it. Prunes and figs. Very earthy with lots of roasted malts and milk chocolate with a nice balance of citrus hops. Aftertaste is milky with a subtle roasty bitterness that lingers for a decent amount of time. Palate is pretty thin, but very creamy and milky. Overall, another impressive beer from Free State. Pretty straightforward Imp Stout, but I really do like the "milkiness" that this beer provides. Its very light, but has enough flavor to go around. Solid brew.