phaleslu (9426) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Can’t remember if I got it at Root Cellar or Cappy’s. Anyway, it pours a deep, dark, nearly opaque brown with a very small tan head that never amounts to much more than a ring and a bit of film. Light lacing in the glass. The aroma is good, with vanilla, cocoa, coffee, tobacco, mellow roast, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Flavor of dark fruits - grapes, figs, dates, cherries - earth, rusted metal, dead leaves, vanilla, and cocoa. Hints of mellow roast coffee. Medium-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a sweet, gritty, somewhat tangy mouthfeel. Disappointing. Seems a little off.
SG111 (1296) - New York, USA - OCT 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt, chocolate, lactose sugar sweetness. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, sweet lactose, oats and very light body. Somewhat creamy. Mildly bitter finish. It’s fine. Body is a bit weak for the abv.
chucklemation (1446) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a jet black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, coffee, nut, and lactose. Flavor is sweet chocolate, lactose, roast, and coffee. Has a smooth, fully body and very light bitterness. Good stuff.
katrinaez (1438) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lighter aroma for an imperial. Roasted nut malt and bitter shell scent. Thick black color and tan brown head. A touch of bitter hops and malts. Some sweet molasses. Tap
EithCubes (5634) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose deep dark roast and chocolate, perhaps chicory, but importantly dry and a little brutal despite the milk tones. Pour is black but not utterly dense and murky, with a somewhat rocky light brown head. Taste is much sweeter than expected, somewhat high on that scale, with medium bitterness to help balance somewhat and too-strong alcohol that leaks out and adds a bit of heat to the sugar. Some nice burnt and scorched notes, just a little bit of espresso but not heavy on the coffee, and medium-strong plum and grape, which was a nice surprise. Body is obese but not silken or swishable, sort of flat and heavy. Some light grainy-glassine notes (referring to unmilled, shiny caramel malt berry) and light meatier touch. Nice but not spectacular. [2016.08.15: 3.4]
Prufrockstar (1995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cappy’s on the recommendation of one of the employees. Dark pour with small brown head. Coffee-forward, with chocolate, licorice, and roast. On the thick, sweet and syrupy side of things, with clear roast bitter finish. Full body, soft carbonation, syrupy texture. Overall: decent.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $? ][ schnapps snifter ][ 03.05.15 ]
black with thin tan ring. Oat and cocoa nose, dark with heavy grain presence. Soft brownie dark chocolate, thin prune sweetness all over. Finishes sweet, too much sugar in raisin through finish, sticky.
Beerman6686 (6390) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of big coffee in the nose and chocolate and roast. Taste was similar, really smooth and not acrid at all. A great coffee stout.
Iphonephan (6263) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Rich chocolate aroma. Flavors of milk chocolate, espresso and tobacco. Bitter roast finish.
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the March DC Tasting. Poured a really dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, some bitter dark chocolate notes. Flavor was dark chocolate, roasted notes. Light licorice.