Drake (6594) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bocktown Robinson. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma rye and roasted malts playing together nicely. The taste is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, rye, bitter hops. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.
Damico (1979) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours unclear dark coffee with a decent cocoa head. The aroma is light vanilla notes, but not much else. The flavor brings some light sweet carbonated malts, almost like bland soda. It leaves quite a bit to be desired. Some light bitter coffee notes are present on a lighter body as well.
NikkTwist (965) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Eulogy. Pitch black with a small tan head. Big complex imperial. Burned coffee up front. Rye adds a very nice componant. Medium body reads just a little thin for the size of the flavors. Pretty damn good.
ttutony (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex aroma with spicy rye mixed with roasted malt. Medium-full body. Rich malty notes on the palate, I like the rye.
LinusStick (2625) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bocktown, Robinson. A nice imperial stout. Aroma was very weak for the style. Could pick up roasted malt and not much else. You really had to put your nose in the glass for it. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a one finger tan head. Taste was a lot better than the aroma. Roasted malt and coffee flavors in the beginning. Very thick mouth feel. After the swallow, bitter hops kick in and leave the mouth nice and bitter. The finish is quick, however, and seems gone before you can fully enjoy it. Nice carbonation. Decent beer.
boto (1665) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Brewery: This one pours an opaque, almost black dark brown color. There was a bit of a dark tan head on it that lingers awhile and leaves some lacing. The aroma is quite nice. Roasted malts, hints of chocolate, coffee and definitely some rye. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Interesting mix of tastes. Roasted malts, rye, some chocolate. Somewhat dry slightly spicy finish. Alcohol is well hidden. A very nice variation of an Imperial Stout. Nice!
cheap (3409) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Had this on tap at the bocktown monaca. Barely any aroma, just a clean friendly olfactory. First taste is roasty dark and bitter. This is quite like many impy stouts I’ve tasted. Perhaps there is tad of hops in there but can’t tell fer sure. Roasty and strong, much more than the typical lager can do. Somewhat rude, yet on style. Barely any co2. Long bitter impy stout finish. Mouthcoating roto-tiller beer drinken experience.
Beerman6686 (3186) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of dark roasted malts, and some dark chocolate too. Flavor was very burny dark chocolate and the rye shows a little bit. Overall a decent impy
MrBunn (2243) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Fat Heads in Pittsburgh. Pours almost black with a thin head. Aromas are nice. A mix of peat, bourbon, smoke and prunes or other dark fruit. Flavor is sweet and earthy with a fruity sweetness. Rue and sweet burnt brown sugar dominate with a slightly distracting medicinal edge to it all.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4035) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft at the Rivertowne Pub this beer poured a black color with a large foamy brown head that lingered and produced good lacing. The aroma was roasty and dry with notes of coffee, vanilla, spice and pepper. The flavor was dryish with moderate notes of molasses, coffee, caramel, vanilla, spice and pepper. The finish was long and turned a bit sweet with notes of cocoa, coffee and molasses lingering. Thick and smooth body. Very nice.