bp (815) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours dark black with a thick tan head, malty, chocolate aroma, taste is malty, chocolate, some coffee maybe. Solid.
Ed5388 (2313) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Manahawkin Spirits. Pours black with a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma is full of bitter sweet chocolate, dark roasted malts, oak, and leather. Taste of dry wood, black coffee, leather, cardboard, and hints of caramel. Liking the aroma a little more then the taste on this one. Still pretty solid though
BeerdedDave (626) - - JAN 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Eulogy in Philadelphia; deep black color; chocolaty, roasted malt aroma; roasted malt flavor with coffee, chocolate, and warm alcohol notes; hints of oak; fairly bitter
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Overall, a slightly below average imperial stout, though it did have some age (maybe too much?) on it. Malty chocolate and raisiny sweetness were the dominant players with little to no hop balance. It tasted less than 10% would imply, and had a slighy soy character in the aroma. Not bad at all, but not great for my favorite style."
fluffy (1824) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is great, appearance is a little thin, flavor is a good decent middle of the road stout. Quite nice.
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stevoj (2380) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating. This was one of my contributions to the cause.
Beerdedone (2785) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a creamy medium tan head. Aroma was roasty with coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, vanilla and cocoa. Medium body, average carbonation, roasty dry finish.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma - rich roast, coffee, and chocolate
Appearance - black body; opaque; 1" tan head rings out; little dappled lacing
Taste - nice roast, chocolate, a little rich coffee, and some astringent bitter
Palate - body is full; texture is slick; sticky, and thick; carbonation is lively; finish is boozy and astringent from the rich roast.
peteinSD (1414) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with a quickly fading tan head. Aroma is heavy on the dark fruit and raisin with some degraded chocolate. Taste is mostly dark fruit, raisin, and plum with some hop bitterness and slight chocolate. Mouthfeel is neither coating nor thin - somewhere between. Subpar imperial stout.
TheEpeeist (3414) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan foam. Nose is coffee, cola and dark chocolate. Creamy medium body with a sharp tang. Taste is dark roast, prune, tobacco and hay. Sweet dark fruit contrasts with burnt, bitter notes but doesn’t quite come together. This might be my last appearance on the Top 50 Raters of Big Beers.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barcade. Really enjoyed this one. Aroma of burnt toast, rye, and sllight coffee. Pours black and thin with a small dusty head. Taste is exactly like those hard burnt sourdough Amish pretzels. Roast mouthfeel and kind of dry. Very unique. I like it.