Sledutah (6097) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the RBWG grand tasting, Tampa
Black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of chocolate and vanilla. Flavors of vanilla, chocolate and dark malts
Homer321 (2840) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade. poured into my trusty lagunitas jar glass. Nose of chocolate, cocoa, brownies, fudge, and sugar. Pour is black with deep ruby highlights. medium sized brown head, tightly compact bubbles, laces well. Wow, really comes through in the taste. Immediately, I get fudge, sweet chocolate and vanilla. Mid palate starts to show some crackery and bready flavors. a semi sweet finish, while still leaving you wanting for more. A very subtle tartness that I attribute to a low pH from roasted grain. I tend to get that in a lot of stouts.
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour on tap at Busters on 28th, thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big chocolate, coffee, marshmallow, roast, nice graham cracker/cookie note as well. Taste was a mix of coffee, roast into big chocolate, cocoa powder, marshmallow, graham, pie crust, some vanilla, slight dark fruit, finishing sweet. Nicely done.
zach8270 (3882) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is shockingly like a s’more. Graham crackers and chocolate are apparent for sure. Some coffee and cream as well. Flavor is actually a s’more. Graham crackers and chocolate at the start and then the vanilla beans come up with the stout itself and really taste like a marshmallow.
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared at RBWG by Chris. Thanks! Awesome sweet marshmallow bomb. Black with tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, nutty, marshmallow, very sweet and s'mores like.
jrob21 (2934) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Green’s. Was surprised to see this on the shelf and should have bought more. It was really delicious for a straight impy stout. Sweet, vanilla, marshmallow, chocolate, milk chocolate. Perfect dessert beer. The sweetness and malt all come together really well balanced.
nimbleprop (6063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle at PPD and then a 12oz bottle at home. Both were identical. Pours a very thick, opaque black with some creamy, tan head. Nose hits every note you think it should, big malt, loads of molasses, lots of vanilla, plenty of milk chocolate, a little cinnamon-y graham cracker, some toast. Quite inviting. Beers like this are usually cloyingly sweet, but surprisingly, this one has a lot of flavors what are well blended, the chocolate, the vanilla, some mild nuttiness, toast, mild coffee bean, brown sugar. Full bodied, sticky finish. Very nice.
gyllenbock (5900) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at City Beer.
Black with a small tan head. Sweet with chocolate, vanilla, toffee, coffee and dark grain. The mouthfeel was thick and the aftertaste was long. A beer to sip.
obguthr (4659) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet coffee, charred oak aroma. Black, thin vanishing brown head. Charred oak, vanilla, and raisins, coffee finish. Creamy, astringent, medium body, alcohol hardly noticeable. Underdelivered on the cocoa and graham crackers. Sweet with a very subtle vanilla note distinguishes this from other imperial stouts.
Scopey (9372) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours opaque darkest brown wit ha small tan head. The nose is soft, sweet, gooey chocolate cake, vanilla, marshmallow, nougat and fluff. The taste is smooth, soft roast, toasty, cocoa, mild spice, light vanilla, earth, mild coffee acidity, charred wood and a touch of alcohol. Medium body and fine carbonation. Great aroma, but not quite the taste to match. Decent stuff.