Ernesto987 (3222) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, great rich deep flavors, awesome thickness, another Vermont gem. Roasty with a bitter finish
BillWyce (655) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: Poured opaque black with a small, thin dark tan head. Roasty malt aroma with a note of coffee. Full body, moderate thickness. Chocolatey flavor up front, giving way to dark roasty malt and a burnt note that lingers in the finish. Some booziness as well, that might become more restrained with age.
jkwood04 (3215) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate and light coffee, and some light floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice maltiness. Smooth to thicker texture. A decent imperial stout.
Bvdubn (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice mouthfeel with the standard bitterness common in imperial russian stouts. I am getting lots of burnt malts but not much else. Decent lacing but it might be just a tad over carbonated for my tastes.
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Theydon_Bois (6334) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Max Burger, Springfield, 18/05/13.
Pitch black with a thin tan head that clears to a film.
Nose is dark fruits, burnt toffee, liqourice, touch plasticy, mineral notes.
Taste comprises dark fruit, pepper, molasses, dark malts, light dark chocolate tones, sugars, booze.
Full bodied with fine carbonation, warming alcohol in a boozey finish.
Ok impy stout but a way from being top draw, the alchocol is a little too evident and could have been better integrated.
jredmond (4846) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Pony Bar HK with Linh. Pours a deep black body with nice vibrant tan espresso lacing. Aroma is strong coffee. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet coffee, dark chocolate malts, a nice richness and an alcohol character in the finish (almost bourbon, but not as good).
AirForceHops (2552) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Hampton Falls Village Market. 2012 vintage.The nose is very chocolaty with some alcohol, light hops, and a touch of espresso beans. Flavor is sweet bakers chocolate, caramel and candi sugar, a touch of smoke and a real nice roasted malt backbone. The ABV is only slightly noticeable. Mildly creamy texture. This brew is worth the price of a four pack. The other three bottles are getting more age on them. Even at this point it’s a nice drink.
kerenmk (1869) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Black with brown head. Sweet, a little dry, chocolate aroma, sweet taste, alcoholic, a little dry and roasty. Full body, burning finish. Nice.
Odysseyalien (38) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap - Pony Bar, NYC. Malty subtle chocolate and a perfect example of the style. Just heard thunder outside-- the work of this fine brew!
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jrodooo5 (769) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big and bold indeed! Huge malty aroma draws you in. The pour is opaque black with a thin tan head that leaves minimal lacing. The taste is sweet chocolate upfront followed by a big roasty finish. My only slight issue is that the beer gets slightly thin in the middle. The body is a little light for such a powerful beer but this is still very robust and tasty! Good stuff!