scotchzombie (287) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber for about $5. Pours very dark brown-black and shiny with a tan head that fades quickly to a thick rim/coating. Aroma is a soft cocoa, chocolate, coffee and spice. Taste is roast malt and coffee, with a fat boozy middle followed by a bitter, slightly dry hoppy finish. A bit short and not as complex as other, better ImpS. Impressions are booze and coffee. I guess there are worse combinations! A bit of a (rare) miss for Lagunitas.
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BOSSbrewer (1314) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown to black with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee dark chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor follows with lots of coffee and chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel. Bevy bodied. Nice beer.
JHeath99 (485) - - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Carriage Hills. Pours a dark brown with a slight bit of tan colored head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is very roasted malty with an intense coffee aftertaste.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Very dark brown color, beige head, spiderweb lacing. Aroma of intense chocolate. Taste is cocoa powder, toast. Good stuff.
xBEERxNOLA (57) - - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance - black. Small head.
Aroma - distinct but can't put my finger on it.
Mouth - very creamy.
Taste - very long bitter finish. Bold front. Nothing special as far as special flavors. Good.
Overall - solid. Not the best stout for me but solid. I like the creamy texture. Not overbearing.
Kita (861) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Rosamunde, Brooklyn, NY. Clear dark brown color with thick creamy light brown head and good lacing. Aroma of heavy roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and some woody notes. Tastes starts with moderate sweet roasted malt, coffee and chocolate, a bit sourish liquorice following, warming alcoholic mouthfeel and heavy bitter finish. Full body, thick texture and average carbonation in palate. Another excellent brew for Stoutland empire...
kathouse (811) - Nevada, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown with a smooth flavor. Chocolate and roasted malts balance well egg the hops and caramel. Good beer.
Stuedmaster (162) - Vista, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from the liquor store down the street. Pours rich black with a one finger tan head that leaves lacing. Aroma is floral, grassy, chocolate, coffee, resin, licorice. A little too bitter for my taste, but it is certainly rich and satisfying with no off-flavors. There is a significant alcohol burn to the tongue and throat. The 9.9% abv is not hidden at all. It was a really good buy at less than $5. Full bodied, thick, oily texture, soft carbonation, and astringent finish. It’s like a slightly misguided flavor bomb.
czar (3790) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared by VT, thanks bro. pours clear medium dark brown, red tint, with a small very light beige head, some retention. roasted acidity, mushrooms, pepper, red peppers, burnt caramel, some nuts, soap, licorice. moderate carbonation, light body, sweetish and grassy mineral finish. blah. weak and very disappointing.
J_man (665) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bomber from Safeway in San Jose, CA. Chocolate and woody notes from a very dark brown body with a foamy and lasting tan head. More dark chocolate and dry wood right away followed by a drying bitterness and alcohol warmth. Thick, creamy body with a sweetness that sticks to the tongue. An earthy, leafy, slightly vegetal taste floats up from all this. Finishes sweet, dry and bitter.