kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: March 06, 2010
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate and roasted aroma, dark chocolate, earthy hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, light roasted, touch of caramel sweetness brings out a milk chocolate character, bitter roast finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@dstructos Daks Back-22 ozbottle-pours a tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty. Taste is dark malt-roasty, spice/earthy hops bite.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler… Murky dark brown ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. The nose furnishes molasses, tobacco and Cuban mocha. Full-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is lightly oxidized, but very nice and well balanced – deeply roasted and carbonaceous; mild hop bitterness and cafe con leche sweetness. Hearty mocha and mild molasses finish. Growler courtesy of Maltzilla!
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap in Birmingham. Aroma is roast, coffee, and alcohol with a dash of soy. Flavor is coffee and oats with a dash of grains and alcohol.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Big dark chocolate aroma, with roasted malts, coffee, and vanilla. The flavor has hard roasted malts, lightly smoked malts, coffee, and some light dark chocolate sweetness. Good stuff.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours out a hearty-looking, near black body layered with a wispy, tan-hued head.
Smell: Roasty-scented aroma of chilled, concentrated coffee. Supporting malt notes of chocolate ganache, blackened barley, and licorice, with lesser hints of vanilla and good, wholesome chimney soot for a bit of smokiness. Ripe dark fruit character.
Taste: Roasty, coffee-toned maltiness with full tastes of dark chocolate, lightly smoked vanilla beans, and black licorice. Moderate degree of sweetness. Dark fruitiness yielding undertones of black cherry and prunes. Decent dose of hops provide, along with the roastiness, a solid balancing bitterness. Lingering taste of robust coffee beyond the drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation. Smooth, tongue-coating mouthfeel.
Drinkability: A mighty fine Imperial Stout from Alabama tha-- Geez Louise, who imagined we’d live to see the day we’d be able to say that.
Butters (3579) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at the Music City Brewers Festival. I actually sampled this twice, from two different kegs. The second keg was filled with so much sediment, that it poured like oatmeal and was near undrinkable. But this is my rating for the first keg which was stellar! Near black pour with a ring of brown head. Predominant notes of smoke, light coffee, milk chocolate, and small hints of dark cherries soaked in bourbon. Very good imp stout.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to Alex for this super rare AL tick...A dark brown beer, bordering on black. There is a really creamy tan head that has great lasting power and good lacing. Looks good...The aroma is complex and subtle, a light caramel espresso coffee, then the finish is creamy hazelnuts. Shock is beginning to set in...Chocolate jumps at me on the front, lots of cherries, and a hint of smoke. Finish is not as successful as its becomes pretty bitter with alcohol, chalk, and coffee. A small overall acidic quality that is a little annoying...The beer is pretty thin, warm finish...Easy to drink.
I was expecting nothing out of this, but a pleasant surprised for a gas station beer. The AL worth trying if you can get a hold of it.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottle acquired in a DLD trade. Pours a black body with a thin, brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves a dark, oily lacing. Aroma is a bit boozy with a solid amount of roasted coffee. Some slightly burnt malt character as well as a bunch of thick chocolate. Licorice and a light earthy hop. Flavor is similar. Lots of rich and sweet, dark chocolates and a light caramel with a good amount of burnt roasts. Some more of that licorice, boozy sweetness with a fair amount of earthy hops. Sweet, but dry and somewhat charred in the finish with a moderate roasty bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-full, creamy body with hardly any carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid impy. Lots of flavor in this one. Fairly sweet, but well balanced with plenty of dry, burnt roasts and some hops. Glad to have tried.
beernovice39 (3038) - Montana, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at J.Clyde. Black pour with a tan top. Scent is coffee, dark sugar and smoke? Taste is roasty, hoppy and coffee. Very nice!