Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on Nitro. Pours with a black body topped by a thick head with a good amount of lacing left on the glass. It’s slightly sweet and malty, full of vanilla bourbon notes and a light roast. Full bodied, creamy and smooth.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at the Pizza Port Strong ale fest 2009. A very tasty impy stout. Pours a very viscous midnight black with a creamy tan head, light lacing. Some dark chocolate, coffee and burnt malts. Flavor was very creamy chocolate with some faint coffee notes in the background. Another unsuspecting standout at the fest.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Strong Ale 2009. Pours black with a light brown head. Nose has a touch choco. Taste is big and extremely chocolaty. Wow, this is a solid brew.
JohnnyJ (3895) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the SD Strong Ale Fest 09. A very nice stout. Dark black with creamy tan head. Dark chocolate, cream, roasted coffee, vanilla, and a note of nuts. I was getting coconut in the aroma, but I think my nose was deceived, no cocnut in the flavor. Creamy mouthfeel, slightly thin for what it is.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the 2009 Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest, this beer hits you immediately with a huge bourbon nose. The body is thin and basically tastes mainly of bourbon
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on cask at the 2009 Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival. Appearance is a flat black. Full roasted chocolate malts, mild bourbon intensity (relatively for the day), decent wooden tones. Cask is not necessarily my favorite for Imperial Stouts.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at PP Strong Ale Festival. Wow. Nice buttery barrel aged aroma. Sweetish. Malty chocolatey. Very good.