beastiefan2k (2580) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shaker pour at the brewpub. Comes to me with a stick and large brown head atop of a black body. Aroma is hoppy (green, vine-y hops)/ with some slick prune. Taste is a lot more slick with prune, tobacco and some bitter green hops at the end. The aroma is less interesting with straight hoppiness mainly but better, richer aspects in the flavor. Has a thicker, lightly viscous mouthfeel that goes well with the rest of the beer.
after4ever (6314) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 hand-bottle. Thanks, BVC! Jet black with a big, rocky tan head. Light lacing. Big roasty nose with plenty of coffee, hocolate, and booze. Creamy medium body. Chocolately mid-palate with a mild finish. A bit understated and lacking in complexity, more like a milk stout. Still, very drinkable and pleasant.
theisti (3321) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2009 22 oz hand bottle filled for me by csbosox. This was filled from a keg Chris purchased from the brewery Jan / Feb 2008 that Chris had stored. Pour is deep brown black with a well formed 3 inch khaki head. Head turns rocky than falls with some nice lacing. Pretty beer. Aroma of grainy malt, some espresso roast a bit of dark chocolate. Taste is the dark roast, nice coffee notes and a a nice cane sugar / caramel sweetness. The roast starts, with the sweetness finishing. This is really nice, reminds me more of a Foreign stout than an imperial, but regardless, quite nice. Finish has some nice bitterness on top of the sweetness. The palate is medium, drinkable for this size of a beer. Thanks a ton for filling this one up for me Chris.
heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at Noogfest ’08. The body was black with a yellowish head. The aroma was milk chocoalte with coffee and soybeans. The taste was chocolate and coffee. This was also slightly bitter. A nice stout.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Noogfest Four-O. Pours mahogany black with tan head. The aroma is creamy and roasty, something like a latte, along with some unripe berry notes. Flavor is pine and light chocolate, some mild cappuccino-esque notes, and a surprising balancing hoppiness. Not too shabby.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at Noogfest 4.0 (2008). This Imperial Stout pours a dark black color from the growler. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee. A medium bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. The hops are earthy. Lots of roasted malt flavors, a touch astringent. Some dark fruit as well. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with some roasted malts.
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black appearance on this one. The aroma is a tad smokey with some chocolate, coffee, and some dark fruits maybe grapes? The flavor is a bit sour but also a little bit sour with some chocolate, coffee, and more dark fruit. Nothing amazing but a solid beer anyways.
aracauna (3160) - Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark dark brown. Slight raisin and brown sugar. Subtle smokey hints. Soft and rounded flavor, but still full flavored.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque brown color with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, caramel, and some sweet brown sugar. Flavor is malty, chocolate, roast, coffee, and a roasty bitter finish
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Noogfest 08. Pours brown black with a tan head. Chocolate and roast in the nose. Flavor dark roast and coffee, sort of like an Irish Dry Stout on steroids. There was an apple seed like flavor (perhaps astringency) on the finish that I did not care for.