GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
651mL red wax thanks to a trade. Rating #6100! Pours clear deep brown looking opaque black in the glass. Thick, rocky, sheen coffee foam. Big retention and big lace. Rich cinnamon graham cracker nose with dusty Mexican chocolate, coffee, star anise, licorice. Taste though is just a tad dusty for me but it is certainly dry, bitter, cocoa powder. But the palate doesn’t come across as rich and silky as it could be. Certainly doing very well aesthetic wise, but lacking a rich silkiness that would solidify it was a boss RIS. 7/30/2013 9/5/7/4/16=4.1
TheEpeeist (3047) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a frothy tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, hay, raisin and light smoke. Medium to full body with a sharp tang. Taste is fudge brownie, coffee, plum and char. Good stuff, alcohol well concealed.
whatsupstairs (108) - Inland Empire, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle says batch 100 idk looks like the last one rated was batch 41 so boblawblah poured a oily jet black nice tan wall grabbing head nose is roasted dark chocolate nutty some bite on the alcohol at the end taste was nice milk chocolate sweetness then a nice heavy roast chalk great stout
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle with a amusing label .. . Quite hot .. . pours black .. light foam .. . tar mostly, very boozy and messy .. . Not that good .. . . How have we not run out of cows yet? I’ve eaten at least a million and there’s
not a shortage? But eat ONE Bald eagle and you’re an asshole..
jbeatty (846) - New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, batch 41, 05/18/2013. Pours dark brown, nearly black, dense frothy light tan head, a coat of lacing left behind as it settles slowly. Aroma is cocoa powder, chocolate brownie, bit of sweet dark fruit and caramel, mild hoppy roasted notes. Taste is rich creamy chocolate with nice roast component, good dose of coffee, light citrus hops and bitterness to offset the sweetness. Full, sharp palate. Really pretty nice imperial stout but with more pronounced hop profile than average.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Andy’s courtesy of Max. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin white head. Spicy roast and a touch of cocoa. Chewy roast and cocoa, big chocolate and chewy brownies. Cocoa. Long chewy roast and lots of cocoa. Very nice stuff.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with weak hints of licorice. has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.
jredmond (4576) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of max at Andy’s. Pours a deep brownish black body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is lots of roast and espresso. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of roast, coffee, light alcohol and sharpie marker.
ERRL710 (1) - - MAY 6, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Beautifully thick concoction. Well balanced. Perfect for any Imperial Stout Fan. Even check the batch# with their online catalog to see when it was brewed and bottled.
brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. Malt and smoked nuts in the aroma. Fairly transparent for an imperial stout but still a dark brown tint with light tan head. Taste is a little bitter, coffee unsweetened, toast, some alcohol heat. Palate is medium bodied and sizzling with carbonation. Overall, it was an unusually light bodied and drinkable stout, but there wasn’t a specific component that jumped out for me. I can see why this is a good base for Pipeworks to build off of when they craft their specialty imperial stouts.