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.
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johnnnniee (1955) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle received in trade from RobertDale, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black with a decent sized creamy tan head that displays moderate retention, and minimal lace. Aromas of earthy spicy minty hops atop a base of coffee, chocolate and caramel with a touch of ethanol to round things out. The taste is solid roasted coffee, caramel, and chocolate with a huge earthy minty herbal hop flavor. Moderate hop bitterness. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation, and a sweet somewhat sticky and oily mouthfeel. This is an interesting imperial stout for sure. The late hop choices are certainly unconventional, but I kind of enjoyed this beer. The body might be a tad thin for an imperial but it doesn’t distract me too much.
jtclockwork (6924) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to RobertDale. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of cocoa, flaked oats, grassy hops, creamed coffee, toasted chocolate and vanilla. Some toasted cracker malt. Medium body.
jmikolich (1354) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, I don’t think I’d complain if this was my local stout but I wouldnt love it like I love blackout stout. your standard imperial stout, some hints of dark sweet fruit hits me, the finish is smooth and light roast/smoke.
kermis (4200) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to iphonephan. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, licorice, light coffee and toffee. Flavour is medium to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-12oz bottle-lt tan-brown. A-med malt-roasty. T-med malt-roasty, hop bite. Plenty of carbonation.
Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of prunes and toasted nuts. Flavors of plum, licorice and chocolate. Creamy and viscous mouthfeel. Smooth finish. Tasty.
BOSSbrewer (1248) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good and well balanced Imperial Stout but was a bit too heavy on the roasted malts for my liking. Had in Lawrence.
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a dark black color stout with a rather large brown foamy head with good retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of dry coffee notes with roasted malt is dominant. Taste is also quite dry with some coffee notes with roasted malt with light bitter black chocolate notes. Body is a bit thin for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This is a middle of the road offering with quite dry aftertaste that is veering into astringency.
nuplastikk (4091) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle generously gifted from the Free State crew post GTMW 2013. I’m really digging this beer, very sublime and easy going for the style these days, no overwhelming bourbon or oak or champagne yeasts or whatever. Clean chocolate body, some mild minty hops..sort of walks a similar path as a big Black IPA, but less hoppy and leans into the creamy, oily rich malt tones. Caramel, cocoa, black coffee. Easy going and quite enjoyable.
M82 (212) - Kansas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An easy going Imperial Stout with all the classic flavors clearly pronounced over a highly quaffable body which came together to remind me of Bear Republic’s Big Bear Black
A black body, which verges on über dark brown, supports a desaturated light khaki, tight to lightly frothy head quickly settling to a solid ring and a few thin peninsulas of lace
Black licorice, dates, chocolate, roasty coffee, and citrus notes are expressed as a nicely balanced bitter-sweet experience on a surprisingly light body with solid carbonation for the style which resonates and builds creamy layers of roast and restrained citrusy hops
12oz notched best by Month 10 Week 5 at 55º into 13.25oz Luigi Bormioli Michelangelo Napoleon Brandy snifter