daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly a black pour with a gigantic tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, pine trees, cocoa, plums, dark raisins. Flavor is loaded with resin/pine, cocoa, burned toast, prunes. Fluffy and light on the tongue with a really nice flavor.
nimbleprop (3845) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
75cl swingtop pours an opaque black with some creamy beige head. Nose of pine needles, spruce, smoke. Flavor is flabby, smoke, spruce, wet pine needles. Full bodied, smokey finish.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a black color, with brown edges, and a huge sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate/cocoa, roast and earth. Tastes of the same with light coffee and lighter dark fruits. Had a light sour aftertaste.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/23/11 olvalde shipwright 2011.
Dark porter color w a large soft beige head.
A is strange... lots of soft sprucey pine,choc,porter sourness,roast, light nutty caramel and lactose. Spiciness deep down. flavor is pretty much the same.
Thin for an importer but lightness makes me want to drink more. 7/3/7/3/15
BMan1113VR (7689) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 bottle thanks to tytoanderso. Pours with a nearly black body and a lasting tan head. Aromas are of spruce, pepper, spicy, pine, earth, spices, leather, chocolate and dry roast. Mild dark fruit presence. Flavors are peppery, spicy, earthy, fruity, cedar and vanilla. Dry and spicy with leather overtones. Lightly sour. Husky grain. Medium bubbles, dry with little to no alcohol character.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fortunate to get the final, yeasty pour of this delight at The Dabbler! I need to try this again to truly taste it properly. But this was a very nice Imp Stout
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from mattyb83, thanks Matt! Pours a deep brown colored body with some ruby highlights. Big, dense, frothy and creamy, two finger-width, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma has a soft, lightly sweetened chocolate malt backing with a light rye breadiness. A good amount of fresh spruce, some earth, nuts, a light Belgian yeast note, clove, berry fruits, and a touch of smoke. Flavor has some caramel up front with a light chocolate. Rye spice and a light bread comes in during the middle with some Belgian yeast, berry fruits, clove, wood, and spruce. Roasts grow nicely in the end and give off a bit of a smokiness. Finishes dry with a nice roast, light earthy bitterness, and fresh spruce tips with a light malt sweetness to balance. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a moderately lively carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer. Belgian yeast characteristics with a light rye bread, touch of chocolate, fresh spruce, and a slightly smoky roast stays balanced and works well on the flavor. Nice one.
MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750ml swing-cap into a CBS snifter.
A. Pours a dark black, creamy mocha head about 1.5 finger deep
S. Smells of sweet chocolate, heavy lactose, finishes with oatmeal and sweet fruit, and almost a slight bourbon smell.
T. Super sweet milk, milk chocolate and tart fruit. A fair amount of lactose to thise.
M. Soft and sweet feel, a little thin and watery for the style, smooth and wet finish.
O. A good beer, with a lot of potential. Barrely againg or some thickening could really bring out the potential. Could be something really special. Right now, itís just a good overall milk stout, and Iím not normally one for milk stouts.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Poured medium-deep brown with a tall, well-retained dark beige head. The aroma picked up fresh spruce, sweeter chocolates, and light accents of rye and cloves.. maybe a little almond too.. well-roasted and very interesting. The flavor found tangy rye and spruce throughout.. sweeter chocolates, roasty black patent, and molasses at the core.. the malts were a tad muddled, but I loved the spruce and rye in there.. clove and banana-y yeast worked well too. Medium-bodied with too much carbonation on the palate.. otherwise a good feel and flow.. overall very tasty, and Iíd gladly drink it again.
changeup45 (1665) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mattyb83. Cool flip top bottle. This pours a deep brown color with a thick lasting tan head on top. Laced well. Great looking beer. The aroma is rather odd. Itís reminiscent of a Belgian or Wheat crossed with a Porter. Smells of Belgian yeast, clove, and maybe even some banana too. Some dark chocolate and vanilla mix in as well. The flavor shows sweet caramel and vanilla notes, that Belgian yeast, very light pine hops, roasty wood notes, and a little prune. Somewhat sooty; itís more Porter here than in the aroma but thereís still a very unique twist to it. I donít know what the abv is but based on the name, I guess, I thought it would have more heft than it does. Thatís definitely not a bad thing though. File this one under the interesting category; odd but still pretty good.