vyvvy (3565) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a light tan head. The aroma has cream, smooth roast, vanilla and only a hint of the Belgian yeast. It has a medium / full body with mild soft carbonation. The flavor begins with mild smooth roast, vanilla, cocoa, cream and mild Belgian yeast. The finish has a bit of bitterness of roast, cream and some spice. Really nice.
ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 4, 2013 - on tap at brewery. Black pour with nice amount of head and spotty lacing. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, chocolate and some spice. The spice and belgian yeast kicked in at the finish, but then a chocolately spice lingered in the aftertaste.
RobertDale (2857) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Kansas City. Comes a dark reddish brown with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, some fruit, and some alcohol. Nice.
Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, milk chocolate, fruitiness and yeast. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of milk chocolate, roasted malt, yeast and light fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering roasty chocolate finish.
Concealer (583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Dark brown, near black with a frothy tan head. Smells of dark fruit, spicy yeast, roasted malt. Flavor is caramel, roasted malt, spice and yeast. Medium to full bodied.
jandd1983 (2050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the Brewpub. It poured a black color with a small tan head. The aroma was of light chocolate and rich malts. The taste was similar with rich maltiness and light chocolate with a light roast. The rich malts and light chocolate lingers with the light roast. Weil done.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Perennial in the hour after they opened but before Side Project beers were tapped for the first time at the 9/28/13 release. Served in a snifter. Pours an opaque deep brown with a small, lasting beige head. Notes of bitter dark chocolate, earth, tobacco, and booze. Maybe some dark fruits, too. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a rich, bitter mouthfeel. Good Belgian imperial stout.