tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black color. Smell is of chocolate, coffee. Taste is chocolate, alcohol, a touch of coffee. Overall a pretty good beer.
stevoj (2110) - 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 (2609) - 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 (1364) - 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 (3332) - 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 (1842) - 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.
AirForceHops (3138) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Barcade, Philadelphia. Thick tan head sits on the stout and laced the sides as I drank. Deep roasted malts filled the air as I inhaled. Crazy amounts of roasted barley and malt. Flavor of cocoa, deep barley, roasted grain, semi sweet chocolate with a light oak in the finish. I really enjoyed sipping this because the 10% was nowhere to be found. I had to remind myself to sip. This is without a doubt the best beer from this brewery. Nice.
tcane7 (1661) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Baggataway. Pours black with one finger of diminishing mocha head and rings of soapy lace. Nose of chocolate, roast, caramel. Medium body, slightly creamy, some carbonic notes.
callmemickey (2696) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black-brown body, medium khaki head, spotty lacing. Assertive chocolate, some roast, and oak. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, lingering roasted finish. Straightforward and pleasant.
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poiured a medium brown color with a beige head. Aroma was lots of anise, black patent, and light alcoholc. Flavor was fairly roasted, light dark chocolate, and some booze. A pretty good impy, and very impressive from this brewer.