Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Capital Ale House Innsbrook. Pours a dark brown with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, leather, smoke, tinny hops. The taste is chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits, raisin, citrus hops. Medium bodied mild lingering bitterness.
Prufrockstar (1699) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2015 Growler thanks to Eugene. Clear dark ruby-highlighted brown, minimal head. Sweet, graham cracker with roasty, balanced finish. Lasting bitterness mixed with lingering sweetness. Not quite an iron fist / velvet glove combo, but maybe a ... brass knuckles / soft winter glove? Okay, nothing too exciting but not gross. [7/4/7/4/14]
Blind RIS experiment [Sample 9/20, 4/17/2015]
Dark brown pour, nearly black (the usual color. I can pretty much stop commenting on this aspect I think). Brown head, moderate duration, some sorta lacing. Aroma starts full of chocolate, but is quickly followed with astringent slightly sour cherries in a metal can. In the mouth thereís a somewhat ashy roast. In my mouth itís chalky and astringent. Surprisingly dry, given my expectation based on the chocolate nose. Harsh alcohol presence in both taste and feel as it warms. Overall: Middle of the road, excepting the astringent metal. Which is not good. Not a fan.
Guess: No idea, hope itís not one of my regulars though.
Would pay: $0.
ACHops (1084) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Chuckís CD. Pours inky brownish black with thin mocha head. Aroma is dark roasty chocolate malt. Taste is big rich roasty dark chocolate malt, fresh earthy body, boozy and oaky on the finish. Very smooth and rich, lots of flavor.
Broncowaldon (129) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Their best beer for sure, may be f I had a chance to do a barrel aged glove it would be great too. Chocolate roast malt. Very smooth mouthfeel, some heat. From alcohol caramel rich finish and great stout like carbonation.
DialSquare (3786) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Daily Growler, UA: blackish pour, brown head. aroma of sweet roated malt, coffee, licorice. tastes of same with dark malt, chocolate. thin syrup palate. ok. not that into it. - 6.8
Shark_Pants (534) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black as tar with a generous coffee coloured head. Aromas of roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, vanilla, leather and licorice dominate. It actually smells like itís been aged in bourbon barrels too, with tannic oak notes and the bourbon sweetness. The taste has a lot of licorice, treacle, dark chocolate and leather. Only a bit of espresso. Charred meat in the finish. I still canít shake the impression that this is barrel aged although I know itís not. Full bodied and, as the label promises, velvety smooth with a little bit of prickly carbonation as well. Fantastic imperial stout, provided it isnít consumed too cold.
luttonm (3631) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Uber, Seattle. Thick black-brown, dark brown head. Pretty, and a smooth sip. Roasty grain. Tasty, medium body as these big RIS go. Very solid and tasty.
Aniela (4207) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Black beer with a brown head. Coffee, chocolate, tar and licorice aroma. Coffee, vanilla, licorice, leather and smoked flavour.
A bit too much leatherflavour for me.
wvhoran (455) - Tasmania, - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Lake Youl with JK, James, Poet. Looks black enough, with a thick and foamy light brown head. The aroma has chocolate, roasted malt. The body is nice and full with an oily texture. The flavour has roasted malt and cocoa bitterness. Without being one of the best, itís good.
AgentAle (1312) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is rich sweet malts with hints of espresso and chocolate. A light bitterness comes through that is somewhat unpleasant. Taste is again fairly rich sweet malts with some caramel and espresso character. Slightly metallic aftertaste. Appearance is black with a medium brown head that retains well.