LilBeerDoctor (3409) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roast, lots of pretzel (salt), chocolate, and charred malt. Flavor is very sweet initially with a pretzelly/crackery finish. Also burnt and charred malt, booze. It is very sweet and salty at the same time and these flavors somewhat clash. It is a good imperial stout, but it could be better (and I’ve had much better) although it probably is the best local impy.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled from a keg. Black with a good tan head. Aroma is fairly weak. Some booze. Vanilla. Flavor has light roast mildly sweet. Thin finish. Pretty good for new mexico, but not at an ’elite’ ris.
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with small brown head. Roasted malt nose. Chocolate notes. Medium body. Mellow finish. This would age well or be barelled.
ketchepillar (1050) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this tonight for the first time in, uh, a few weeks. It’s really coming into its own. Before it was in somebody else’s awesome own, but now it’s in it’s own incredible own...owning. More chocolate than before, still less than many RIS. Thick as all hell and pretty sweet, but not over the top. Lots of rich caramels, but again, not in an uber sugary sweet way. Works well with the alcohol and roasted character.