jcnielsen (3069) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Good People. Pours a black color with khaki head. Cocoa, roasty, malty, vanilla, thick molasses aromas. Burnt, brown sugar, cocoa, roasty malty, slight alcohol flavors. Quite tasty.
brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Good People. Black beer with a thin layer of tan foam. Big time bitter roasted malts and ash. Very ashy on the nose, in fact. Quite burnt. Coffee, coffee grounds, and some licorice. Definitely a lot of sugar character, too. Sort of a creme brûlée thing going on. The flavor is much sweeter than I would have expected from the aroma. Slight maple, perhaps...some dark cherries and licorice candies as well. It’s alright.
Aggiebob (628) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown with tan head. Strong roasted malt flavor with fruit undertones. The finish is slightly astringent.
thunderswine (4) - Alabaster, Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My current favorite of the offerings I've tried from Good People. A colossal beer with nice coffee notes.
Malaclemys (457) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 Draft. 2012 keg. Tap room. Pours jet black with brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and stone fruit Plum. Taste of nice roasted malt and dark chocolate with a hint of spice and fruit. Very thick body, smooth quite good.
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extremely roasty with flavors of burnt espresso, dark chocolate, and hints of raspberries and cola. Good, but not great.
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bytemesis (6289) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, nice lacing. Aroma is coffee, dark roasted malt, cigarettes. Flavor is very lightly sweet, medium coffee bitter. Medium body, creamy.
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at taproom. Pours black with a medium dark brown head. Strong coffee and roasted malt aroma. Medium body with coffee and chocolate notes and a nice bitter hop finish.
dfinney23 (2588) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at a pizza place in Birmingham. Nearly black with a creamy tan head. Coffee, chocolate, a little smoke and brown sugar. Very smooth.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
64oz growler courtesy of brentfeesh for growler swap 3.0! thanks, brent! pours a slick, slightly viscous, deep brown that sits damn near black in the glass and is capped by a rich, creamy, dark mocha head that leaves thick, glass-staining legs. aroma is great with big notes of rich, dark chocolate, heavy roast, and great smoky elements of campfire and bacon that are backed by notes of brown sugar, coffee beans, and toasted vanilla cookies. flavor is outstanding as well, pretty bold actually, with huge notes of smoked malts, very intense espresso, bitter cacao chocolate, and burnt toast backed by hints of licorice, vanilla, plum skins, and dry earth. palate is on the heavier side of medium bodied with smooth carbonation and a long, heavily roasted, bitter finish. overall, a really well done imperial stout.