nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber split with Anndiesel. Pitch black body, beige head. Sweet cocoa, coffee aroma. Quite a fantastic Stout, the big luscious chocolate tones remind me a lot of some great Danish Imperial examples, or maybe a mellower version of a Southern Tier. A nice balance between the chocolate, oak, and coffee. Really covers/incorporates the alcohol well, delightfully drinkable. Peak makes some solid beers that fly under the radar, and this is one of them.
ben4321 (5641) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 2/26/13
Aroma: The aroma is sweetened coffee, with some vanilla, roasted malts, and chocolate
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a small medium brown head and spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is rather sweet with some roast but it has very little in the way of balancing hop
Palate:Medium bodied, though it feels light in style, with average carbonation, and some stickiness
This is an extremely sweet example of the style, but it’s still a drinkable beer. Overall though, while I found those components to be pretty enjoyable on the nose, they just felt too sweet when it comes to taste. Good stuff, but it is not top notch.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with small tan head. Aroma chocolate, roasted malt. Taste is dark chocolate, black coffee, light vanilla, malt, some tanginess, medium body, smooth, roast, chocolate dry finish. Good stout, not quite an imperial though.
collinmb (66) - - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Accurate title. Very mocha, coffeee, creamy. Not a huge coffee fan but other than that just a very well made beer and a great option for a stout. Dark dark brown, with a light brown head.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a fizzy light brown head. Sweet chocolate, vanilla, and vegetal coffee grounds aroma. Thick buttery palate. Strong oaky vanilla with charred barrel and roasted coconut notes, chocolate, bitter drip coffee, and residual sugars to the taste.
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 Amazing beer. Wonderful first taste and and aftertaste that switches from chocolate to coffee. Very exciting find!
HeadyDE (743) - Delaware, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black pour from cellared bottle..aroma is quite nice with coffee and the oak on the front..vanilla noticeable as well..this is a full flavored stout with a good abv and a punch to it..oak is perhaps too overdone on this..not getting much of the chocolate..enjoyable..slight sediment rising up from end of bottle..
mcmisko (356) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appears dark brown with tan head. Smells like oak, dark malts, and a little wet dog. Taste is lighter than appearance with dark malts, some oak, and cola. Wood and dark malts on after taste.
Iphonephan (6039) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Spacebar, Falls Church. Pours almost with a slight tan head. Coffee dominates the nose. Notes of burnt grain, coffee, chocolate, and raisins. Burnt coffee aftertaste.
AirForceHops (6073) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cellar aged for 14 months. Purchased @ Gary’s Beverage in November 2011. Nice pitch black color with a thin tan head. No lace. Aroma is big on oak character. Vanilla, wood and bourbon. Taste is roasted malt, lots of dark chocolate, light notes of coffee beans, oak and tons of vanilla. Hints of bourbon. Alcohol is no longer noticeable at this point. Medium body, soft carbonation and light warmth after the sip. Well, overall the alcohol mellowed out, yet I seem to have lost some coffee and chocolate flavor. Body could be much more fuller. Still a decent Impy stout.