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.
callmemickey (1835) - 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 (3536) - 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.
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours near black with khaki head. aroma of cigar and chocolate. taste is tons of cigar smoke and chocolate. very full bodied sweet.
oldgrumpy (102) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Recommended to me by Matt Capone, it was a pleasant surprise. Lots of character, well balanced, full flavored, nice finish. What more can I sday. A very pleasant beer from Philadelphia.
artmcd8 (1078) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour. Bitter coffee taste. Thick mouth feel. Pretty delicious RIS. On tap at Hough's.
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HeadyDE (362) - Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour into snifter..no idea when this was bottled but labeled vintage on side of bottle..dark black color..little to no head as expected..nose is very enjoyable..chocolate..cocoa..bourbon notes..wood..oak..hint of coffee and vanilla..really liking everything about the aroma..mouthfeel/palate is smooth..not hot and hides the abv very well..however it was a bit thinner than expected and the nose dominated the rest of the experience..like the bottle..like the Indian..and will definitely seek this out again in the future..good local imperial stout..solid nightcap..well done..
closey22 (568) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black as night; thick foamy tan head looks so beautiful; flavor is so rich with hints of licorice; the alcohol comes through as we’ll as some acidicness; aroma has hints of chocolate; finishes dry toasty yummy
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour, brown head. Pretty decent stout here. I get some licorice, charred oak, asphalt, tar, dark chocolate, some bittering hops, lots of roasted malt. Just enough sweetness and bitterness.
NikkTwist (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Poured an opaque black with a slight tan foam. Head mostly disappeared but let a few stray islands of lace. Big dark chocolate and coffee notes off the top. Tastes of burnt Turkish coffee. Tootsie Rolls set on fire. Lots of black peppercorns. Charred oak planks. Annisette. Burnt pizzelles. Cigarettes. Tree bark. Tree roots. Vinyl. Nicely dark, but reads black and syrupy like an English Imperial and is missing any sort of creaminess one would expect with a Russian Imperial. Heads up with the 10% ABV.
Leafs93 (1505) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In the twelfth day of Christmas. Pours deep dark black with an off white head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast and coffee. Taste is sweet with roast bitters. Thick mouth feel with a creamy texture. Alcohol leaves some warming. Excellent.