kevinator (887) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is for the 2010 version as I aged it a bit. Still nice roasted malt aroma. Dark color that was difficult for light to shine through. No substantial head but OK lacing. Average palate and the carbonation seems to have dropped some. Roasted flavor with a rounded finish that was not too dry. Oatmeal added a fullness to it. Alcohol was barely noticeable.
Caytinator (935) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 release, aged about a year. Pours walnut-black with a moderate head. The aroma is actually pretty slight but good nonetheless, even as it warms. The taste is very bitter still for having aged a year, it has a little bit of complexity but still underwhelming. Primary tastes are licorice and dark chocolate at the end. Palate is good, relatively dry but still balanced. I hate to rate a beer that had this much work put into it this low, but hey, I calls em like I sees em.
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark brown color. Dark fruit, cocoa, and sweetness on the nose; follow onto the palate. A little thin on the mouthfeel for the style. Finishes with some roasted malt notes.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] 2011 vintage. Pours a very dark brown color with a rocky off-white head. Roasted malts, cocoa and mild alcoholic nose. Taste is of charred malts, molasses, brown sugar, light licorice, nutmeg and plum/fig. Good looking lacing on glass. Medium bodied. Tasting notes from 11/2011.
gnoff (7750) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at CBC Denver, April 10 2014.
Also marked "Anniversary Ale".
Very dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty, roasted scent. Sweet, roasted, raisin taste. Raisin, roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Ferris (3790) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Bittersweet chocolate and roast malts. Jet black with a huge rich beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate abs some spice. Nice and rich with a great mouthfeel.
drjay44 (2605) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
651 ml. bottle. ABV 8.5%, 55 IBU’s, 2014, per the label. Pours a medium, well retained beige head, with some lacing, over an almost opaque dark brown (SRM 30) body....nose is roasted malts, with chocolate, coffee, minimal hops, minimal esters....taste is light sweet to start, with light toffee/caramel tones, then stronger roasted malts, with coffee, chocolate note, leading to a moderate bitter finish....mouth feel, body slightly heavy of medium, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, slightly acid on finish. This is a pleasant beer and is obviously an Imperial Stout, because it is too sweet to be a heavy Robust Stout. It is rather simple in its presentation, and lacks many of the more complex aromas and flavors often found. Specifically, dried fruit notes are absent, and body could be a bit heavier. Adding more crystal/caramel malts might help, and perhaps elevating fermentation temperature, and/or changing yeast might create a better beer. BJCP 8/3/15/4/6
FriendOfBeer (86) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate, roasted malt, bready taste. Boozy sweet aftertaste. Light carbonation, light mouthfeel. Good stout, however nothing stands out.
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ben4321 (3846) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at Ginger Man-Houston, 1/13/14
Aroma: The aroma is heavy malt, caramel, chocolate, molasses, and some roast
Appearance: This one pours a darker brownish color with a small beige head
Flavor: The taste is much the same, heavy malty and some boozy flavor mostly
Palate: The body is medium-full, it has a sticky feel, some heat, and thicker finish
I thought this was a pretty tasty one. It is on the hotter side, but it isn’t over-the-top boozy. I enjoyed it.
jkwood04 (3847) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate and coffee, a little dark fruits, light dough, and hints of bitterness. The flavor of this beer is good but the light fruit/spice note is a little off. Thicker texture. A pretty good imperial stout.
Kshlava (55) - - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A great oatmeal stout! Had on tap at the hay merchant. A dark pour with very little head. A strong alcohol flavor on the aftertaste.
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