dagimp (673) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22oz bomber into a pint glass. This suckerís pretty fresh from the brewery although PBC doesnít date code their bottles. Pours with a moderate 2-3 fingers of head which dissipates quickly, leaving little lacing. Aroma is of coffee and some licorice. Mouthfeel is remarkably light for such a large beer. Itís kind of like a porter rather than an imperial stout. Iíve had thicker porters (Founders) than this imperial stout. I actually think thatís a plus since Iím not a huge fan of syrupy stouts. Taste is mainly of coffee, a tiny bit of licorice, an underlying alcohol warmth (but not boozy at all) and a real good amount of hops! This is a pretty hoppy stout! The hop flavor goes well with the alcohol warmth. Overall, a very, very good stout. Nice, light crisp mouthfeel and not too boozy or syrupy... so be careful of the 10% abv because itís hidden well. Oh yeah, one more thing... itís $5.50 for a bomber!!!! How awesome a deal is that!
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap in a pub glass. The beer pours the expected opaque jet black, with a small to moderate tan head. The nose shows notes of wood, along with a slight grainy note. The flavor profile is refined for a high-strength beer, but also somewhat restrained, lacking the overall complexity of examples with far less in terms of gravity. Grainy notes, slight roast, and a very slight alcoholic warmth toward the finish. Carbonation and mouthfeel are both pleasant. Overall, a nice example of the style.
Arayaga2 (1747) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown opaque with a cocoa head. Aroma is dark fruits and roast. Taste is the same, with big cocoa notes. Surprisingly good, with a relatively unsweet finish. $10/40oz pitcher
Slipstream (1923) - USA - DEC 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Caponeís. Itís a stout all right! Roasty, toasty, and sweet, with coffee, oats, and a touch of cinnamon in the flavor. Big, but not heavy. Really good!
adrian910ss (2274) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at union Jacks Pub. Pours a black color with a medium light beige-brown head. Aroma of malts, raspberries and chocolate. Taste of rich malt, raspberries and chocolate. Not bad.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mugs Ale House. Poured an off black with a thin brown head. Nose is roasted malts and hints of chocolate. The roasted malts have a nice charector mixed with what seems like oatmeal. It provides a nice base that I tend to like. Where it goes a bit astray Is in the finish. The finish lacks depth and fades off instead of reaffirming the roasted flavors. I like it though , and some Minor tweaking could turn this in to a real winner.
vtafro (2302) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft(pin) @ Hulmeville Inn. Dark pour, wth some brown head. Wasnít too impressed by this, flavor was roasted, chocolate, malt , and some licorice. Beer didnít go down to easy, Alcohol was quite easy to notice, and pales in comparison to other RISes.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Caponeís (Apr í09): Poured a dark black color with a nice head. The aroma was roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, and vanilla. The flavor was smooth, dark choc, coffee, and roasted nuts. Overall, an awesome brew from the PBC.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Craft Ale. This one pours onyx with deep brown head. Nose is dark choc, coffee, molasses, heavy dark malt. The nose was great, and I partook of its greatness for a few minutes. The palate was smooth as sik, with nary a sign of spirity heat, and flavors of dark patent malt, chocoff, molasses, cacao, nuts, figs, and slight blackberry. This one was outstanding, and I will rate it again ASAP, because the conditions were not ideal, but this one just might have a chance to become one of my extremely select perfecto robustos.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blackish in color with alot of roast, coffee, and dark chocolate in the nose. Flavor is bold and roasty with some alcohol, coffee, and maybe a hint of oak. Very in your face, but not as well crafted as I would desire.