BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oakquinox. Dark brown, tan head. Nose is light fruits, vanilla, oak. Flavor is light toasty malts, oaky wood, vanilla, light fruits, alcohol. Medium body and carbonation. A big oaky stout, light fruits accent and calm the overall heft, easy drinking and palatable.
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black color/ fleeting head. Raison, molasses, dark roast aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel with soft co2. Nice roasty, toasty malt flavors with smoke, black licorice,
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2010
Ap. Pours a viscous dark brown.
Aroma: Sweet roasty goodness and oak.
Taste: Slight burnt roast, barrel, booze, vinous twang. The burnt roast bitterness lingers.
Mouthfeel: Sticky, low to medium carb.
JohnnyJ (4320) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stone Bistro. Dark brown, with small tan head. Dark fruit, molasses, chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel sweetness. Pretty sweet for an imp stout, but I still enjoyed it.
brokensail (10795) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: A deep dark brown color with reddish hints without much in terms of head. A bit of tan foam around the edge of the glass.
S: Sickly sweet brown sugar, caramel, molasses, and licorice make up the bulk of the aroma. Some decent enough roast and coffee, but not much to counteract the sugar.
T: Wow is this sweet. Sugary and sticky with some definite alcohol presence and maybe a bit of an overripe dark fruit flavor. It begins as cloying and as the beer warms up, there’s a burnt sugar flavor that becomes very bitter.
M: The body is medium, sticky, and syrupy, but not really in a good way. Carbonation is minimal.
D: Blech, this was bad. Weird flavors and not much better in terms of the aroma.