Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Two at the brewery - San Diego. Pours black-brown with a dense, creamy mocha brown head. The aroma holds charred and lightly tangy wood, a bit of dark chocolate, some rich coffee. Medium sweet flavor with lightly ashy roast, scorched earth bitterness, wood, coffee, bittersweet baking cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation and a chewy texture. Warming finish with lots of burnt malts and wood, tar, coffee grounds, bittersweet baking cocoa. Pretty big and bold though does have some grace.
BrewBoxer (1552) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the stone brewery. Deep black cot with that light brown sand color I like. Tastes boozy with a malty taste . Decent and very flavorful
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peteinSD (1180) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Black pour with a frothy blanket of tan foam. Aroma is rye, chocolate, grain, roast, and hop bitterness with pine. Taste is chocolate, fudge, and roast with noticeable darker fruit and sweeter malt with hop bitterness. Clean, lightly coating mouthfeel. All the basic components of the modern imperial stout in a clean, quaffable format. Really good.
Peacehammer (558) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Hess North Park. Thick black, chocolate and a nice spice character on the nose, with a hint of roast. Thick on the palate. Roast chocolate and espresso notes are balanced by a nice spice character. Very enjoyable.
jlulensk (8) - san jose, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Outstanding stout, especially for hop heads who like the crispness of a good imperial stout. This one takes it another step with the rye, creating a most refreshing version of the immaculate stout!! Go nitro if you can.
Sask89 (389) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at tasting room (nitro). Pours pitch black with a creamy mocha head. Aroma is heavy in roasted barley with a nice chocolatey undertone to it. Taste is sweet up front but is quickly overtaken by a strong dry bitterness. Full body, creamy on the palate with softer carbonation. Overall a really nice imperial stout.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Shole Foods La Jolla. Pours pitch black with a. Ice small creamy lacing tanned head. Arom is coffee sweet chocolate soy roasted malty. Dlavor is as aroma , not acidy which is nice, smooth velvety slightly boozy.
DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy cow awesome imperial stout on tap at san diego brewery, loved this, super rich dark chocolate.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @Hess. Huge coffee dark lace on an inky pour. Rich coffee and dark, fresh malt nose. Rich body as with all of their beers, but here that heaviness works the best with a melted, buttery dark truffle dessert. Big bittering hops donít allow this to be sticky or cloying. Easy 4.0 RIS.
dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark and thick with a big brown head. The nose is chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, cherries and a little licorice. The taste is high sweet and low medium bitter. The texture is soft and creamy, body is heavy and the finish is long.
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