UDBeernut (1898) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours deep plum amber with a creamy tan head that reduces to a light cap. coffee, licorice, finish has light chocolate. body is mostly full but does feel thin at times.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
brown, nearly black. creamy brown head with fairly long retention and a lot of lacing. chocolate, anise, dark fruits, a slight unfortunate metallic aftertaste. medium-heavy sweet, medium bitter. full body, creamy feel.
kevinator (1075) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice and tasty. Strong sweet and roasted aroma with some alcohol. Very dark coffee color with virtually no head. Oily and slightly heavy palate with a sharpness at the end. Tastes of roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate are up front. There was some hops bitterness to finish it. This also had a dryness to it. Improved as it warmed. Rivals The Kracken.
mikedR (1382) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of Scott O! This one is nice -- can't recall seeing an imperial in a 12 oz before. Deep black pour. Strong stout body: rich malt flavor and aroma, with no bitterness but a nice roastiness. Overall flavor I'm getting is stout-stout-stout -- and that's a good thing. Picking up some coffee and chocolate as well, tho I think that's to be expected. In a word, this is solid. I don't vote Republican, but this is a dubyah stout: no nonsense and quite sure of its convictions. Recommended!
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Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A sweet and roasty stout with awkward spicy & minty edge. Ok.
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed 6 months after receiving it from my BA friend Scott, thanks buddy.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with medium retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is medium roasty, roasted cookies, fresh green minty notes. Taste has molasses cookies, strong roast presence but without coffee/chocolate, Dare Foods Bear Paws™, fruit cake, a clove-like spiciness, pleasant green minty flavor, light milky notes. Doesn’t feel sweet on the attack but has plenty of residual sugars in the after-taste. Pleasant full body with a lively carbonation. Not a bad beer at all but some flavor elements clashed with each other (roast, clove-ish spiciness, minty hops) and the whole thing was a bit awkward. This Texan brewery caused controversy by using ROMAN numerals for this anniversary beer, it makes it less Americans, Obama is being blamed.
AdamJackson (2959) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 finger brown head, deep black pour. Tons of chocolate and roastiness. Sweet, mellow finish, burnt coffee beans, a bit of astringency and charred oak. Nice but a bit thin for a 10% beer.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle compliments of Crajun. Split between 2 sample glasses. Poured a thick oily black, little to no head. Nose of earth, dark fruit and coffee. Thick mouthfeel with a nice blend of coffee, raisins, dark chocolate and brown bread. Hint of pumpernickel, am I crazy? Slight boozy finish, but just what you'd expect from a RIP. not best in class, but well worth seeking out!
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JStax (3315) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours a darker brown to black with a thin tan head of foam. The aroma is a musky, earthy, chocolate, roasty, and mildly sweet. Mildly bitter and most definitely roasty on the palate.
JakeSparks (124) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
the truly amazing imperial stout from texas. at first it was too big but after a few sips, amazing
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thx to Tstocksrtom !
Head: small, espresso
Smell: reminds me of Mikkeller Beergeek Breakfast, so strong coffee and roasty aroma !
Taste: coffee, roasted malts, tad irony and medium bitterness at first, then it gets a bit more boozey with touches of anise and charcoal, end is dry and grassy, very good !