klm1 (811) - - APR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, creamy brown head. Chocolate, roasty malts, dark fruits. Taste is rather sweet and turns roasty. Finish is smooth, rich and well balanced. No presence of the ABV at all.
DrunkSanta410 (810) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Light black pour, average head. Aroma of vanilla, cinnamon and sweet roasted almost smoky malts. Some yeast notes present as well. Toasty. Taste is slight brown sugar with chocolate, vanilla and toast. Smooth. Unique flavor profile. Smooth, but not thick on the palate. Great stout in a neat category.
Macegan75 (809) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with a tam frothy head. moderate lacing. roasted flaors in the nose. First sip is strong with dark choclate and roasted coffee. Also a bit of carmel. really great low hop finish. Nice beer.
high_on_hops (806) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very black body with a thin brown head and lacing. The aroma has lots of dark chocolate and coffee with a slight earthiness. The flavor has chocolate and some hops up front with a long coffee aftertaste.
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HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poours with a black color and a medium brownish head. Aromas of raosted malts and choolate. The flavor profile is more creamy, I get some lactic notes almost lioke a milk stout in addition to roasted malts and cocoa. Finishes with some hops bitterness, very nice.
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2011 Bomber. Black coffee colored with an inch of thick cappuccino head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt and Kahlua. Taste begins with strong toasted malt sweetness and caramel followed by bittersweet chocolate and coffee liqueur. It finishes slightly dry and smoky with some mild coffee bitterness. The overall flavor is sweet, smooth and silky.
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a muddy jet black with an average (1-2 finger) tan creamy head that lasted throughout, and produced excellent sheets of streaky lacing.
The aroma was bold of a roasty bread malt and a leathery yeast with notes of baker’s chocolate, dark roasted coffee and a hint of dark fruit (raisons and prunes).
The taste was a tad bitter, very malty with a bold roasty overtone and a hint of creamy bitter chocolate from the get go, progressing with a big dose of roasted coffee, a light fruity sweetness and a decent alcohol ending. The flavor lasted a nice long while proceeding the swallow, with a bold roasty alcohol presence left behind to linger on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was extremely full in body with a dry, creamy texture and a lively carbonation.
Overall this was a very impressive Imperial Stout and even though it was simple and basic, it did possess an awesome drinkability and great flavor. Just goes to show sometimes simple and basic works the best... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
split this one amounst some friends and into snifters the brew produced a good two finger tan head that stuck around and the lacing was great. The body was a typical stout black.
O my this was a surprise I got some huge chocolate notes from the nose. Truly memorable in a lot of ways I really didn’t expect to much from this brew but it did surprise me.
The flavor was nice a chocolaty with a light roasted bitter not as much hops as I thought I would find coming from a west coat brewery even that was refreshing for a change. The body was perfect for a stout with great carbonation.
Like I said this brew was a surprise. I did miss this brew when it was gone, and it was better than a top 100 brew that we cracked in the same sitting
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Monumment in Concord, CA. Smelled of burnt malts and coffee. Full-flavored beer with the taste of lingering roasty malts. One of the best stouts, not imperial, I’ve had.
ADfan (797) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours almost black in the glass with a beige head. Aroma has coffee with some chocolate, there is also some sugar.Taste is very smooth with an espresso quality and some cocoa powder. Mild bitter finish that gives the beer great balance.