Prufrockstar (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2013 Draft at Fremont.
Appearance: Jet black, tan foamy head.
Aroma: Sweet, milky, chocolate and roast.
Taste: Chocolate, sweet with some roasted bitterness but for the most part the sweetness comes through.
Palate: Extremely smooth and creamy, chewy. Soft carb, fully body.
Overall: I’ve had this several times. It’s solid and tasty, but never really leaves much of an impression on me.
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap at Fremont on 10.01.14.
A: Chocolate, coffee, and nuts. Maybe some vanilla.
A: Midnight black body with no red in the glass. Tan head with nice lacing.
T: Milk chocolate and mild coffee dominate. Nuts on the back end are subtle.
P: Creamy smooth with bubbles on the back end.
O: This is a nice stout, as it should be since it is the base version of the awesome BBAKDS...errr...BBADSAKAKDS (Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star aka Kentucky Dark Star).
CampesinoTino (790) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pitch black pour topped with a thick layer of light brown foam. Mostly dark chocolate, oats and roast malt in the aroma with a bit of brown sugar and herbal hops in the background. Flavor is coffee, smoky roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate upfront along with some citrus rind and toffee around the edges. Overall, a solid base beer for their amazing barrel-aged creations.
notalush (5070) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Fremont - black pour with a tan lace - well-executed and balanced imperial stout - creamy texture, full body - approach is medium sweet, with a lot of chocolate character - middle to finish develops some acidity and dry roastiness that balance and round out the flavor quite well - tasty.
tcon25 (51) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour at home. Black pour, oatmeal and coffee aroma. Dark coffee taste but a smooth beer. Good stuff.
jsnicholas (278) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2015 Tap at brewery. Black with small head. Aroma chocolate and coffee. Taste mostly coffee finishing with bitterness. Good, not if you do not like coffee
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
mikedR (1382) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice. 2014 version at 11% is a bit boozy. Bit too much bourbon flavor too -- a bit lopsided.
Niall73 (1898) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown/black with a creamy light tan head. Light coffee, light soy, treacle aroma. Medium to full body, light carbonation. Smooth and creamy with light soy, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, coke, lemon... Very little trace of booziness, it’s so easy to knock back. Really well balanced. Very tasty.
BBB63 (6200) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: near opapue with a small fading head. Lovely macadamia nut, wheat bread, chocolate covered raisin, herbal and flowery vapours. Twangy and nutty with lush sweet malts. Oily and smooth. Fun beer
beastiefan2k (2580) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at brewery. I had this 3 years ago in a sampler as well. If memory is correct it remains similar and good. Very dark brown but looks a bit black. Tan head. For an "imperial" its rather easy. Aroma is nice roast with no harsh roast coming through. Fumey clean unsweet brownie as well. Very clean and relatively light palate with only mild acidity at the end of the flavor, blends with a mineral like, lightly spritzy finish. Flavor is low roast, clean unsweet brown malts. Very nice, softness of oatmeal is felt throughout. My hope is for even a less harsh finish with the mineral and acidity all at the end.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
ThirstyBird (1754) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown/black with a dark tan head. The smell is dark malt, licorice, bourbon. The taste is big chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. The body is medium/full silly smooth with fine carbonation.