Brewbie (476) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler from the brewery. pours dark black with a nice thick tan head. aroma of roast. very creamy feel at first taste. roasted malts, bit of smooth sweetness. very smooth, just a very light alcohol background, barely noticable for an 8.2% beer. finish of coffee and light bitter roast.
jgb9348 (5612) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of alcohol, licorice, roasted malt, oak, vanilla, rubbing alcohol and quite a bit of burnt toast scents. Medium to Light-bodied; Strong roasty flavours with a lot of burnt elements present, all giving way to a coffee and mostly anisey flavour that doesn’t show too well at the tail end. Aftertaste is one-dimensional with some malt, alcohol and dry oak and not much else - just a burning flavour from the burnt nuts/malt and from the pungent alcohol that shows a lot for being ’only’ 8,2%. Overall, not worth drinking, but that should be pretty evident. This didn’t do much being aged for ~1.5 years, this wasn’t worth keeping around much at all...that said, I still enjoyed sampling a local beer from Upstate New York. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from K&E Discount Beverage in New Paltz, New York on 14-June-2014 for US$8,29 sampled at home in Washington just two hours before leaving to go back up to New Paltz for Thanksgiving, on 24-November-2015.
Rexvillenative (12) - Lewiston, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased at Premier Gourmet. Very smooth stout that goes down easy on a cold day.
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Bulk_Carrier (3637) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was actually poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a black color with a slim one finger off white to foamy tan head that dissipated slightly and running into the beer.
The smell had black licorice up front with a light glazing of chocolate coming out as it warmed. A decent amount of vanilla and roast also enter as it warms.
The taste was moderately sweet through the black licorice and sly undercoat of baker’s chocolate. There wasn’t any aftertaste but leaves a dry semi-roasty yet grainy finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent carbonation about it. I would have thought the oatmeal would have displaced the carbonation but I did feel the carbonation a bit. Slight graininess runs over in the texture.
Overall, imperial oatmeal stout, interesting, could possibly do again, as a night cap, perhaps.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark black pour with a creamy tan head. Heavy roasted aroma with a lot of bitterness. Not much oatmeal. Flavor is much the same. Tons of bitter roasted malts and lots of coffee. The oatmeal adds a good creamy body but not much in the way of flavor.
jb (2899) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared Bob’s bottle. Licorice dominates the smell along with burnt malt. Taste is mostly the charred stuff, and is a bit thing. Finishes surprisingly dry. Not a lot going on here.
jtclockwork (14720) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of burnt licorice root, bitter chocolate, flaked oats, coffee, half-baked cookie dough and dirty earth. Finishes with a burnt chocolate oatmeal note. Lighter medium body.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber courtesy of Slipstream. Thanks Tim. Pours black with a medium beige/tan head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, roasted malts and oats. Taste of bitter chocolate, oats and roasted malts. Good Imp stout.
tgncc (3090) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is licorice, roast, cereal grains, oats. The appearance is deep black, thin tan head, oily. The flavor is licorice, roast, coffee. The finish is roast, pine. Decent.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at Dave’s Bellport Cold Beer & Soda. I saw the date on the label of 12-21-12 and figured I’d better grab a bottle before the last few disappear. Pours black with a moderate light brown head. Very pleasant aroma of coffee, chocolate, molasses, and mild roast. The flavor follows the aroma very closely with the same coffee, chocolate, molasses and mild roast. Mild bitterness at the finish. Very silky, smooth mouthfeel. Well rounded on the palate. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Slipstream (2444) - USA - JUL 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2014 The name of the beer appears to be a reference to the ancient Mayan prediction re the end of the world. It looks like that was off the mark - let’s hope it stays that way. The label also features a spooky drawing of an old temple. The pour is a foamy noir, and...wow! This is a first rate stout - a nice surprise from this small brewery. I tasted coffee, molasses, light fruity notes, and sweet, dark bread. The hops are present, but don’t cut into the malts, which are the centerpiece of this brew. Excellent!! I hope they make some more, since I just grabbed the last bottle that was on the shelf.