That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crushed at GABF ’10. Love the name for sure. Always interested to try hopped-up imperial stouts. Either they come out like Darkness or Night Stalker, or they come out like this. A decent brew, to be sure, but it could have been better.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, pine, and roasted grain. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, light pine, and chocolate with a dry finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2010. Pours a deep rich oily black with big tan head. Aroma is big nutty chocolate, fresh roasted barley with big pine and minty green hops cent and columbus like. Flavor is more dank weedy hops, green minty , pine resin, dark oily citrus on nice full nutty chocolate malts, and a sharp prickly roasted barley backbone with medium sweetness overall- good tacky raw hoppy finish. Nice!
nickd717 (4108) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2010 - just getting around to uploading this tick. The color is darkest brown, and a one-finger tan head sits on top and leaves good lacing. The aroma is pretty nice, roasty and hoppy with slight chocolate notes. The hops are of the citrus and pine variety. The flavor also has chocolate, roasted malt, slight caramel, and a SoCal-esque citrus, pine, and resin hop profile. Medium-full bodied and smooth with average carbonation. A nice reference to "Pulp Fiction" and a nice beer overall.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2010, great name average beer. dark pour, citrusy hops, roasted malts. it was kind of spritzy, high carbonation. medium mouthfeel. Not up to the very high standard that they have set for themselves
3fourths (9064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft. inky nose with light malted milk balls w/ medium soy/roast astringency. syrupy and thick, but that’s expected. medium+ roast, medium bitterness, mild alcohol. horribly underattenuated. syrupy, cloying, messy.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d possibly get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. a little boring and not a lot to remember. stnadard RIS
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap@Port Solana: Pure black color with a small light brown head. Aroma is Chocolaty with a hint of smoke. Flavor starts rich and dark chocolate sweet followed by a black coffee and bakers chocolate bitter finish. Full body is rich, smooth and creamy with soft carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (12129) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a retaining light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty, some earthy hops. Taste is medium malt-roasty, some earthy hops, yeasty. Drying finish.
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Roasted biscuits, raisins and resinous hops merge for a smooth Imperial Stout experience which ends with the combined bitterness of grassy hops and roasted malts.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thick layer of foam tops the darkest brown.
-This pint is easy to down for an 8% brew.
-The biscuity cereal character is redolent of oatmeal.
-Coffee flavours emerge, as well as those of mild chocolate.
-The palate is that of a hefty pillow. Very comfy.
On tap at the brewpub.