brokensail (9831) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in color with a tan head. Roasted malt, smoke, and some coffee on the nose. Dark chocolate, a little ash, molasses sweetness, and maybe some alcohol. The flavor is really roasty, dark chocolate, and coffee forward. Molasses and toffee sweetness, a bit of alcohol, and a light smokiness.
yespr (29416) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, light yeasty and caramelish. Dark roasted malty. Bitter and roasted malty. Alcohol warmth. Bitter and roasted finish.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft shared on tap at the brewery (Minneapolis, MN). Pours a rich deep opaque blackish hue, darker and dreary, some thickness and a frothy head dies to a film, tannish layer laces small. Aromas are cocoa and pretzels, gentle roasty and cocoa, a bit roasty, caramel and toffee. A bit toasty, mellow dry hops. Initial is roasty and cocoa, bit of dark fruit, cocoa and a gentle fudge. Roasty and coffee dryness and roast. Toffee, toast, darker malts. A firm dryness, bitter, a touch ashy. Gentle toasty malts, some cocoa, and mellow caramel, roast. Firmer flavors, good body although perhaps a bit light for a barrel. Firm rich flavored, good hopped stout that was a treat to try. Solid trip here.
Treebs (872) - , 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 (978) - 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 (573) - 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 (393) - 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 (6114) - Illinois, 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 (1036) - 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 (454) - 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.