BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dense black with a tan head, wrecking ball looks great in the glass. Aroma is spectacular, bringing smokey roasted coffee with deep malts and burnt toast. The flavor is what throws this stout off for me being its way too hoppy and lacking in balance. The palate / finish are near perfect, its too bad it was over hopped.
kaser (3788) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour from 22oz bottle at Lakehouse. Off white head. Syrup and cocoa nibs with chocolate and sweetness. Not bad
Gerbeer (2263) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a murky black with moderate tan head. Aromas of creamy chocolate and roasted malts. Flavors of rich chocolate, vanilla, creamed coffee and heavily roasted malt. Thick, dry finish. Nice.
monk191 (1240) - California, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice stout overall. Pours a super thick black with a creamy tan head. Smells lightly of cinnamon, milk, chocolate and baked bread. Taste is very thick, almost milk shake like, with some chocolate, cream, and a sizzling thyme in the finish. A nice boozy warmth in the aftertaste. Had in the bottle.
DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ the brewery, our twelfth and final brewery on TvM’s Bachelor Party NW Ale Trail Expedition. Near black body, flavours of chocolate liqueur and black burnt malts, maybe some underlying cherry fruit. Big bitter finish. Perhaps a bit sweet for an impy, but I liked it.
DrinkyCrow (95) - Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a hint of red. Small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, sugary, alcohol. Taste somewhat astringent, with coffee, alcohol, and bitterness. Decent.
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015-03-04. Very dark brown-black body with a nice tan head. 4+ Aroma is tangy, with notes of brown sugar and touches of cocoa. Flavour is sweet, lightly tangy with notes of brown sugar. Very light cocoa and roast, lingering tangy sugar and alcohol. Light herbal licorice hints? Smooth medium plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Enjoyable, but a touch odd and not quite what I usually look for in an imperial stout. On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle, Washington DC.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, roasty, boozy, and chalky, with hints of coffee, chocolate, toffee, and leather. Taste/Palate: creamy; starts sweet; finishes astringent and slightly bitter.
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12. Aroma is a bit dry and chalky. Flavor has a bitter/astringent bite at first. After the beer warms it smooths out a bit and has a dark chocolate and grainy flavor to it. Finishes a bit creamy.
smallfry (161) - - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Not bad. A fairly decent imperial stout with a little extra bitterness. But, it’s nothing too special either.
beastiefan2k (2771) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer #7 of 13 in blind tasting.
This to me was the most boring and average in the tasting. I actually guessed this correctly, the only one I was correct on. Bitter malt present. Not particularly "rich" or hoppy or anything.
In the aggregate it fell 2nd to worst, moderately-strongly below average.