jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the pub. Now this, my friends is a beer. Huge flavors. Well balanced. Awesome. Top 10 beer of the week.
dnstone (2335) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strongly sweet roast aroma with alcohol tones. Pitch black in color with tan head. Very sweet and intense stout with a great warming alcohol finish.
Notes: Pub visit during ’09 GABF
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2011 1. Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009
Big roast aroma. Beige head. Black rich on the palate hoppy and strong in alcohol with a crisp and bitter coffee roast finish.
2. On Tap at Vine Street Pub, Denver 17/09/2010
As Nihilist Imperial Stout November 2009
Big chocolate aroma. Dark red coloured hoppy and strong in alcohol with a hint of bitterness in a dry chocolate roast finish.
craftbeerdesign (2205) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at the Brewpub in Boulder on 9/25/09... pours a deep black with a nice tan head... very smooth big body over the palate with big roasted malts and a big nut presence... pretty solid Imp Stout but fairly one dimensional.
JaffaHawk23 (75) - Broomfield(via Iowa City), Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Have had on many occasions the last 3 years when visiting either Southern or Mountain. Nutty, sweet, and hoppy. My go-to stout every February.
notalush (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Vine Street - thick black pour, with a frothy, dark tan lace - March 2009 vintage - slick, thick mouthfeel - intense roast and bitterness reminiscent of coffee - bittersweet chocolate - alcohol warmth, but nothing I would consider heat - chewy, but easy-drinking for the style - a bit of cocoa and continuing warmth through the dry finish - very good.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Black with small brown head. Aroma is fruity - apples, pear, berries - also notes of chocolate and roastedness. Surprisingly hoppy aroma. Taste is sweet and similar to aroma in that fruit is most dominant aspect. Medium bitter finish that lingers.
onceblind (5149) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vine Street. Black with a dark brown head. Surprisingly smells of citrus and grassy hops, a bit of soy sauce. Some light cocoa notes too. Hts the tongue with lots of hop bitterness upfront, with some grapefruit and orange. Somewhat like a DIPA with it’s intense hop and intense malt backbone. But this soon mellows into dark chocolate tones with a slight berry touch. Vanilla extract shows up as well. This is like an extra chocolaty black IPA, and I dig it!
Camons (6986) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Vine Street Pub, Denver. Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Aroma is rather dry with roast malt, coffee, wood, cherries. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, cherries. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry finish. 240212
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub during GABF 2009. Pours a murky dark brown to black with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and roasted with notes of chocolate, ripe dark fruit, caramel, light hints of coffee. Flavor is much of the same with heavier chocolate presence and more coffee notes. Medium to full body with a pleasing malty finish.