tmoreau (1918) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters with an opague, black/brown color, bubbly, brownish tan head foam, and spotty lacing, along with some leggy coating on the glass. The aroma was only a touch of roastiness, a hint of tobacco, and a little spice, while mainly sweetness and dark fruit as plum and raisin. The taste was quite malty, with moderate hop bitterness & astringency, a medium to full body, with soft carbonation. Robust and flavorful, but more of a Belgian Dark Strong Ale than an Imp. Stout.
drsordr (537) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour opaque black. Nose roast and chocolate. Some dark fruit. Taste roast and dark fruit. Not as much coffee and roast as expected in the flavor. A solid beer, just a little lacking in some flavors desired in a RIS
Gachupines (746) - USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee with notes of chocolate. Flavor is bold coffee with sweet malt undertones. Finish is a little overly bitter, like burnt coffee.
HopTsing (399) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap poured a black brew with a generous dark brown head. Aromas of honey, and chocolate. Wonderful mouth feel with full body and flavors of honey, and light hops. I like it.
tia (848) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Very dark with thin head and generous lacing. Smells like molasses and chocolate and biscuit. Tastes dry and lightly roasty with some light bitterness the end. Thick with dry finish.
TURDFERGUSON (3749) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from beer study. ($15 with sales tax) Bottle price has come down a considerable bit since the last 750ml I saw for sale from them, but in my opinion it needs to come down even more. Especially for a beer that is not even barrel aged or using any really expensive ingredients. It’s like I’m paying $10 for the bottle, and $5 for its contents. And GM here in NC is just one example of the countless craft brewers who have jumped on this price gouging bandwagon. Beer does not have to be expensive or in big champagne type bottles to get respect! Bells and Fouders, two powerhouse craft breweries over the last decade have just recently put just a few of their very special offerings in these bottles but the prices tend to match up to the product. I know GM offers its other " regular" lineup beers in 6 packs at a reasonable price of 8.99 so why not this one? This beer is not deserving of its presentation but its not a bad beer either. Has a nice appearance-ark brown, thin tan lace with a webby snowflake pattern left on the sides of the glass. Nose is dark fruits, bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts. Flavor is chocolate, hints of Irish cream, black cherries, and coffee. Silky, creamy mouthfeel, with dark chocolate fruity bitter finish. Much better as it warms. I would buy this again in this format for $8.99 because I want to support this local brewery despite my opinion of their specific beer prices. This is actually a really solid imperial stout that is very well balanced, has a silky mouthfeel and finishes nicely dry and not overly sweet like many of the "top" ones today. sorry green man people for taking out my beer price rant on you, but this is the place for comments.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a moderate light brown head. Nose is very roasty to the point of coffee, and really inviting. Feels very thick, yet quite smooth. Taste is quite roasty, with some sweetness on the front end and some slight bitterness on the back end. Interesting...
Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nothing really wrong here just boring and as expected. A bit roasty but more sweet and syrupy. Raisins, chocolate, and some earthy notes. Average but drinkable.
Ernesto987 (3027) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 Standard lame white boy stout, this is lame, fuck this shit, worst fucking beer region
Strykzone (4200) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at esbls tasting. Almost black with a tan ring. A sweet earthy flavor. Soft hops and dark fruot.ligjt coffee. Nicely done.