gregfleischman (5) - Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Pour dark brown with red highlights. Nose is roast, vanilla, and oak. Mouthfell is light. Soft carbonation and pleasant aftertaste of coffee
reebtogi (4310) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml corked bottle pours black in color with a massive light brown head that retains well and leaves some nice lace on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains with some hints of coffee and wine. Taste is roasted grains and coffee bitterness with some chocolate sweetness and a dry red wine finish. Medium to heavy bodied with some decent carbonation. A tasty imperial stout that is quite unique and highly recommended.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I picked this up mostly due to teh $5 price tag. You don’t see many barrel aged imperial stouts that cheap. Unfortunately there is a reason for that... First off this thing had the worst pour. No matter how slow and carefully I poured the glass was completely filled with foam. It had been chilled for at least a week. The smell was a little off too, like maybe it had some brett or maybe it was just the wine but I didn’t care for it. The taste was not bad, little roast, little stout but almost no barrel character whatsoever. Overall this was pretty disappointing and it just goes to show that you really do get what you pay for.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-22-2012 19:04:32
brokensail (11281) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in color with a khaki head. Roasted malt, some wood, and a hint of dark fruit and wine. A bit of char and ash, some yeast, molasses, and a hint of cocoa powder. Has a little bit of an alcohol note to the flavor. Some wine, oak, and mild vanilla. Very heavy on the roast, cocoa powder, and some coffee. Slight char and bitterness to it as well.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 for 2 with this brewery so far. Worth $14.99/four pack, which is what they’re on sale for at Whole Foods. The regular $18.99/four pack is pretty rough. Poured into a Duvel tulip, this sucker created a nearly two-inch head, even with the softest pour. Black body and creamy tan head. Nose shows vinous notes as well as cocoa... dark fruits coming through and some oak. Taste runs sweet to nicely cocoa bitter and just a hint of sour wood/fruit at the end. Long finish and great complexity. Soft palate.
boxofrane (2200) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with a white film. The aroma Is mostly chocolate with some sour notes, the taste is sweet cocoa with some sour notes at the finish.
ciaranc (950) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Label says "very strong", they werent kidding. Oil black pour with a tan head. Viscous pinot nose, flavour follows with more red wine notes, some mocha coffee, and heavy roast malt. Slick, flat mouthfeel/body. Resinous, smokey, oaky, woody tannins and savoury in the finish. Bud light it aint.
TURDFERGUSON (3963) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Another nice Moa. More of an easy drinking imperial stout, more dark fruits and vinous qualities than most. Probably from the Pinot barrel. Light mocha, cococa character. Creamy, oaky finish. Unique and enjoyable.
kathouse (1057) - Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wood, wine, and roasty aromas from this dark brew. Big, thick tan head is persistent. Full body flavor of wood, sherry, and blackened malts. Finishes dry and sweet.
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from AJ’s Arcadia. Huge, giant head of tan foam! Wouldn’t quickly dissipate, either. Once I got thru the foam, a big aroma of red wine, black cherries, plums, slight sourness, coffee & chocolate hit me. Flavors almost exactly the same- big, in-your-face dark fruits & vinous characteristics. Followed closely by some chocolate, coffee & roasted flavors taking a backseat. In the finish, I get more vinous tartness & a good hop bitterness. Very interesting stout. Would like it more if mellowed out a bit & way less carbonation. Otherwise, a great, great brew!