high_on_hops (758) - Burlingame, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid black with a short brown hair. It has a somewhat light aroma of toasted malt along with some coffee and toffee. It has some toasted malt and coffee up front in the flavor, but more malt and toffee in the middle and aftertaste.
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Ernest (6597) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting.
Body is black.
Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain, unsweetened chocolate), with notes of tar and minerals.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Very one-dimensional in the nose...very roasty and tarry. Considerable sourness in the mouth. Not a fan.
yankeefan21 (134) - New York, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a deep brown almost black color with a finger tall tan head that doesn’t linger for very long. The aroma is roasty chocolate malts and molasses with a touch of alcohol. The taste is not what I was expecting. It’s a little salty with smokey roasted malts really dominating and really no sweetness. It’s actually lighter in body than you would think with a slick texture and sort of flat in the carbonation category and has a dry finish.
Overall I liked this beer but didn’t love it. This is rated as an imperial stout but really feels more like a regular stout. It just didn’t have the malt backbone I was looking for.
LilBeerDoctor (3512) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, raisin, dark fruits, vanilla. Flavor of sweet roasted malt upfront with lactose, vanilla, cacao nibs, sweet (almost tart) fruit, and chocolate in the finish. The flavor was better than the aroma but focused more on sweet fruits versus roasted malts. Solid palate. Nice imperial stout.
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is very toasted with heavy chocolate, coffee, cream, licorice, and brown sugar. The appearance is dark brown with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma with the addition of paper and astringent hops. The palate is average. Overall the best of this brewer but I am not really liking this brewer.
mnoud (293) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012.08.1 - 11.2oz bottle in tulip glass. Note, my bottle does not appear to by prototype as it's 7.0% abv, not 7.5. I see no entry for non-prototype. Pours very dark, head is darkish tan and about 3/4 inch but settles quickly. Aroma is roast malt. Taste is... well... Stout. Medium heavy on roast taste, just a tad of a "tang" to it. A decent stout, nothing superior IMO, certainly not worth what I paid for the bottle.
jkwood04 (4513) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle in a glass. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and a little coffee, and some floral hops. Flavor the same, with a lot of malts. Average to smooth texture. A good beer.
jmgreenuk (5613) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Bishops Arms Copenhagen. A very dark beer, smooth and with some lacing. Best served cool. Very refreshing with a gorgeous aftertaste. Slightly metallic taste which is typical for this style. Well worth drinking and I will order this beer again!
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kermis (6568) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Bishops Arms, Copenhagen. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, leather and tabbaco. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
phaleslu (7363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! 2010 vintage. Pours an opaque coffee brown with a huge, frothy, rocky tan head that laces the glass. Aroma of dark chocolate, earth, roast, tobacco, and a bit of ash. The flavor is largely the same, with bitter dark chocolate, earth, tobacco, licorice, and coffee. Medium bodied, with a roasty, bitter mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Simple, good imperial stout.