Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle
This lingered for a while but finally I made enough of a dent to get into what turned out to be a nice imperial stout. Slightly below average for the style it is still a good enough beer to make an evening pass quickly. While not the best Georgia has to offer it still gets the job done.
Aroma / Appearance - A fluid black base crawls down the sides of the shaker. Mocha head bubbles with a creamy texture as if recently whipped. Black raspberries, chocolate, fresh ground small batch coffee, and sweet notes highlight a balanced experience which is close to the textbook definition of the style.
Flavor / Palate - Dusty coffee, almonds, bittersweet cocoa, and dry notes mark a light tough that builds in the throat. Like a blast of iced coffee chased by anise it is a fine dessert beer.
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at 2014 RBWG Grand Tasting. Black, ring of foam. Smells like coffee and chocolate, pretty much the same in the flavors. Some marshmallow creme, too. Smooth, rich palate.
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample opaque black with brown hue. Nose coffee and roasted malt. Taste sweet malt, chocolate, Mild roast. Light in the finish.
blomster (259) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler @ RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting, thanks to thebeersommelier! Dark pour, ashy, chocolaty, inky aroma. Taste is roasty malt, chocolate, grain. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Ok.
radarsock (1000) - Vermont, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$6.50 for the full pint ordered at Gulu-Gulu. Pours a murky mauve-tinted dark brown; nonexistent head which lingered for a bit, then finally went into retirement. This is hugely cocoa-focused. A little bread and spiciness by mid-palate to swallow, but it’s nothing too breathtaking or extreme. Just another chocolately strong stout, I thought. It was slick and medium-bodied, but I honestly kept forgetting the flavors in this thing so I had to order another. That’s never a good sign. Not a bad beer, but also not an incredibly memorable one, either.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, smoke, chocolate and wood. Black hue with a small brown head that fully diminished and left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and bitter. Palate is full bodied and oily with average carbonation. Overall a nice smokey impy.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Black body with a dark tan head. Oatmeal, licorice, black patent malt, with some wintergreen. This beer is really full bodied for 8%.
koleminer20 (744) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours an oily black with a dark mocha head that fades quickly. The aroma is very heavy on roasted malt with a touch of licorice and hints of coffee and chocolate. The flavor is very similar. The chocolate and roast seem to dominate here and then the coffee and maltiness come in. The mouth feel is great. It's very creamy and the flavors really coat the mouth nicely. Solid, solid stout
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FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the November 2013 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick and black with a medium sized creamy dark tan head that faded and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet with notes of anise, malted milk, strong vanilla and coffee. The flavor was bitter and roasty with sweetish black licorice, vanilla, malted milk, port wine and a hint of smoke. Long roasty licorice and vanilla finish. Moderately full bodied and creamy. Solid.
shrubber85 (7956) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate fudge malt and ash aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet chocolate malt, prune, and light ash flavor. Nicely blended. Very pleasant.