conway (1781) - - OCT 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black with a 1 finger mocha head. Nose is weak but has some chocolate and dark fruit. Taste is a weird mix of chocolate and earthy hops that doesn't quite work. Palate is thin and flat. Didn't enjoy this one.
superspak (3003) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 2/10/2015. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, molasses, light licorice, light char, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, molasses, light licorice, light char, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Light amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, molasses, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of dark/roasted/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice imperial stout style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Maverick34 (2429) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour from bottle. Toasty roast malts, a bit burn and chocolate. Nothing more here.
kaser (3444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour from bottle. At old point tavern. Pretty tasty shit. Creamy and peaceful. I like.
kirk36 (167) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok so chocolate-check. Dark roast-check. Coffee-end note check. Good-check. Great-
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kaoaaolco (8) - ft meade, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good stout. Strong and dark with thick malt flavor and a nice alcohol finish. Local stuff that I will buy every chance I get.
HourGlass13 (166) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark thick black color with a thin brown head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste is malty, moderately sweet with notes of chocolate and coffee. Finish is on the dry side. On the thin side for a stout but smooth easy to drink and enjoyable.
reberiii (386) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid stout. Well rounded, not overly aggressive on any note. If you want to try a stout to start off, this is a great choice.
Boomersmancave1 (77) - Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown to blackish color. Aroma is of dark chocolate with roasted malt and coffee. Malty, coffee and chocolate flavor.
mlane76 (57) - Albany, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from the bottle to a glass....dark, coffee-like pour with a tan, thick head...smells strong and chocolaty....taste is thick,bitter, but manageable with hints of chocolate and coffee
Darkmagus82 (1898) - - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-2-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a lightly transparent black color thin a one finger tan head. The head has moderate retention but fades to give a lighter level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is a mix of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and some dark fruits and caramel smells which sweeten up the aroma. It is light overall, but pleasant.
Taste – The taste begins with the roasted malt and some more bitter coffee flavors up front. Soon a sweeter caramel and chocolate flavor come to the tongue. There is a light hop flavor that also enters the profile, helping balance both the sweet and roast. In the end the sweetness fades some again and a very light alcohol flavor comes into the taste, giving a light warming feel on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier and thicker side with the carbonation level being lower. Both are rather standard for an imperial stout and good for the roasted flavors of the brew.
Overall – Not a bad brew to give a try. It has some nice roasted flavors as well as a complementing sweet taste that create a rather pleasing taste. Well worth a try.