TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit citrusy for a stout in our opinion. Creamy palate, strong nice (bit citrusy) smell. A nice middle of the road beer. Quite a cross between a stout and an IPA. Honestly, wouldn’t buy again but it was interesting to try. Kind of like a first date with a hot girl that has an annoying voice. Fun once...but not again.
Maltser85 (144) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In trade as extra from Ldhughes, thanks! Poured black with half finger tan head. Aroma of raisins, slight molasses and some milk-bitter chocolate. Taste is slightly bitter chocolate, espresso notes, some roast. Light metallic (oxidization) but not off putting. Medium body. As it warms, it gets more robust. Nice middle of the road RIS.
dbhenry (81) - El Paso, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An Excellent stout, this very dark beer has distinct caramelized malt flavors that are more intense than the hops, although the hops come through well also. Small head, this is a very complex tasting malt.
Beergeek23322 (1955) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/22/2012. From bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Chocolate and licorice aromas with dark malt. A little sweetness from the oak, but the malt, hops and chocolate shows well.
llcooldave (1020) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours midnight black int he glass. Slight mocha and cocoa liqueur aroma. Dry upfront finishing with a coffee mocha aftertaste. Overall, tasty and drinkable. Considering the price ($4), its a tasty brew.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 2010 bottle at Dog Days Tasting. Mild alcohol, coffee, chocolate, and tart light soy. Dark black opaque with foamy-creamy light tan head. Medium-heavy body with medium-light carbonation. Starts rich and sweet with chocolate and coffee, mild alcohol, and soy. Carbonic acidity. Light bitter finish with some bitter tang. Nutty sweet after with chalky coffee bitterness.
DrJekyllMrEric (8) - San Antonio Pero Aqui, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not one of my favorites, have not written it off just yet. I’ve given it the benefit of being first in line as well as last of a session and everything in between. Nothing seems to suit this beer, flavors seem to come on all at once leaving the senses overwhelmed. The finish and after-taste of the beer are amazing but the bitterness and alcohol flavor in mouth are not balanced enough with other flavors for me.
AmEricanbrew (5516) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with fleeting tan head. Dark roast, dark chocolate, tobacco aromas. medium body, soft carbonation. Dark dry chocolate flavors with tobacco, ash, pale malts----good
Beerman6686 (3781) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was medium roast, light acid, chocolate and oxidation. Flavor was lightly oxidized cardboard, light smoke and roast, and small almost sour finish
Going down hill.
artmcd8 (1225) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Nate. Pours a brownish black with a tan head. Slightly sour aroma (3 yr old beer). Taste has a slight tang to. Not much carbonation left.
jcnielsen (1664) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Big thanks to adnielsen for sending!!! Pours a black color with tan head. Deep, roasty, burnt, malty aromas. Roasty, malty, yet tangy flavors. An alright beer, but not one of the better imperial stouts.