AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
near black pour with light brown head - aroma of fruit and roasted malt - extremely sweet with typical imperial stout flavors (coffee, molasses, brown sugar) and a lingering sweetness.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Community Food Co-op - N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Black color, with medium sized head, quickly reducing. Mild aroma of roasted malts, simple. The roasted malt flavor is strong, a bit ashy, and it also has a strong bread presence; quite strong bitterness; the body is slimmer than expected, and the mouthfeel is quite dry; the alcohol is well managed. Eventually there is some chocolate.
Not very exciting, but still a good beer.
luttonm (1763) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, Seattle. Darkest black-brown, sweet sticky malt. Hopped chocolate, cocoa bean, black coffee. Drying finish with some licorice. Decent imperial stout, a bit of a Ninkasi house twist.
Chuckaduck (583) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown-black with a think tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffe, vanilla, some wood. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, some fruity sweetness and a little hop bitterness. Smooth and well drinkable. Full bodied. Some nice lacing. Pretty enjoyable.
savnac (2364) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a big, foamy, tan head and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, lactic, sour cherry and slightly phenolic. Flavor is bitter-sweet chocolate, acidic coffee with a mild alcohol heat. Medium to full body with a soft, smooth mouth feel. This one is a bit thin and had a slightly off aroma, could have been a bad bottle, tasted ok though.
Trooper (8) - La Quinta, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
chocolate, coffee, roasty aroma, black, tan foam appearance. Think and solid brew.
heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, followed by roasted chocolate with a touch of malt molasses body.
full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
This is a tasty high gravity stout. Nice roast through out the excperiance.
jnanakul (26) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown, almost black like ebony. Thick tan head. Aroma is like rotated malt and cocoa. Heavy body, slightly syrupy; it leaves a significant film on the inside of the glass. As it warms up, flavors of coffee, black licorice and bourbon are released.
Paid $5.49 for a 22 at Tacoma Boys on 6th.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of the bottle from Uptown. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Smells roasted and malty. Taste is roasted and a little smoky with malt backbone. Pretty solid for a high gravity stout. Doesn’t taste too much like alcohol and isn’t as sweet as a barley wine.
BucannonXC5 (666) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22-oz.bomber into a pint glass at my house on Nov. 30, 2012 (purchased the variety 4-pack for $15.99 at BevMo (with card) in La Mesa, Calif. (San Diego) on Nov. 27, 2012. Black with hints of red and 1-2 fingers of tan head. Not as good retention as I would have thought. Above average on the sides, but average on the top.
Smelled coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, roasted nuts and a bit of smoky wood fire. A little bit darker than I expected.
Tasted coffee, dark chocolate, dark caramel, dark toffee, roasted nuts and still that smoky wood fire. Pretty bitter.
Full body. Creamy slick texture. Average carbonation. Long bitter finish.
Not a bad stout. Thick, creamy and does the job. A little bit better than expected.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours darkest brown with a medium tan head. Grainy malt and chocolate aroma with some roast. Grainy malt flavor with a bit of chocolate before a roasty finish.