Treebs (733) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to supercolter for the bottle. 750 ml bottle served in a CCB snifter.
A: Pours a dark black color with brown edges. A light khaki head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring. Splotchy lace is left down the glass.
S: Dark chocolate with a mild roasted malt body. Some light fruity yeast residuals. A little dark fruit.
T: The roasted malt presence is heavier in the taste. Bakers chocolate with a bitter espresso finish. A little char as well.
M: Medium bodied with a little bit of chew to it. Medium carbonation with a bitter roasted finish.
O: I really enjoyed this stout. Roasty and smooth with a little a chew to it. Nice chocolate and espresso notes.
Serving type: bottle
mnmike (701) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Buffalo Tap in Savage. Very good imperial stout effort here - I like this better than War & Peace.
bookman10 (479) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad. Pours a thick, dark black with a rather short-lasting, mid-sized, tan head. Aroma is dominated by licorice and alcohol. Flavor is pretty sweet, with the aforementioned licorice, some chocolate and coffee. Not as boozy tasting as some of these high-alcohol stouts. Mouthfeel a bit on the thin side for an imperial stout. But this is a very worthy beer, on the whole.
Nsanders (257) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, thick, no head. Smells like alcohol, chocolate, smokey, dark coffee, maybe in that order. Sweet, though not very bitter. Heavy bodied. Good, may may be better with a more toned down alcohol scent.
crossovert (4775) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent impy stout, cocoa, chocolate, not super boozy, but it sin’t wowing in any way.
sherm1016 (905) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Devil’s Advocate in Minneapolis. Pours a jet black color with a fluffy tan head and some lacing. Aroma is mostly dark chocolate with some coffee, nuts, toast. Heavy on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is bittersweet, chocolate, coffee, roasty, a little smokey, with a clean bitter chocolate finish. Nice.
burgy (402) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromatics start with a boozy tone followed by a mild hoppy undertone. This beer pours deep dark black oil. Light brown head that does disappears and then is just wispy. Taste is heavy chocolate and dark fruit. A mild coffee undertone. Palate is thick like oil. Decent size head. Overall a solid brew would love to see this on cherries and oak aged.
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Northbound Smokehouse (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Aroma: Molasses, coffee, chocolate, and vanilla.
Appearance: Very dark brown with a lasting tan head.
Taste: Fairly typical. Mostly sweet, and a tad bitter, with a slightly boozy finish.
Palate: Medium bodied, with an average carbonation.
A good beer, but nothing out of the ordinary (as with most Fulton offerings).
cards04 (840) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black. Aromas of vanilla and chocolate are nice. Nice boozy flavours complimented by chocolate and vanilla.
northropfrye (1376) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice imperial stout. Coffee and dark chocolate but also a bit of that nice bubblegumness. Overall, high quality.