OnTheTrail (175) - Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at brewery. Pours black, tan head. Some yeasty aroma mostly malt. Taste is rich chocolate malt, delicious.
brownaler (415) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight coffee and oak aroma with Belgian malts and a rich chocolate finish.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark imperial stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with light Brett, light oxidation cork, vanilla and alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with light grassy hops, light licorice, alcohol warmth, light oxidation, dark fruits, interesting. On tap at Ginger Man NYC.
GenDV138 (4114) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2015 4 oz pour on draft at GBD. Black with light tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, dark fruit. Tastes of dark fruit, malt, chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Moor Pat, Willimasville NY. almost fuller bodiedblack pour. drank much easier than 9.5%. Roast & dark chocolate forward, dry bakers chcolate notes. mild coffee. Flavorful, not an intense IMPY. solid string stout
MadRobin (2503) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Scion in Silver Spring, MD.
Opaque, near black with a tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, dates and licorice.
Taste of dates, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice and wood.
Full body and medium carbonation with rich mouthfeel.
I'm not sure how this one-off beer bece available again. Was it aged? In any case, it is awesome.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big smoke flavour and taste. Lace and good flavour. Complex flavour. Dark and lace.
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - FEB 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tørst, Brooklyn. Pours black with tan head. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, bit spicy. Sweet with bitterish finish. Well hidden alcohol.
nimbleprop (6342) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Black Squirrel’s Michigan beer event during DC Beer Week 2014. Pours a murky deep brown with some clumpy beige head. Nose has a lot of malt, brown sugar, a bit of tree bark, some cocoa nib, perhaps a hint of booze. Flavor is malty, crackery, bread crust, cocoa, hints of booze, something a bit umami too, like roasted mushroom. Smooth finish. Held up well.
Iphonephan (4994) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a growler at the Beer Heads Meetup. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan. Roasted nose. Flavors of coffee and a hint of chocolate. Slight bitter roasted finish.