Ibrew2or3 (7169) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured up at the Avenues Proper Publick House out of a 50cl bottle which resulted in a full glass of beer with a nice and dark body that supports a full tan head of foam that leaves behind sheet lacing. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, some spicy anise like black licorice and then a light amount of toffee mixed with dark fruity esters. The taste is rich and roasty with dark roasted malts rolling into chocolate malts and spicy black licorice. It picks up a faint but pleasing degree of sweet dark fruity esters that mingle seamlessly with the dark roastiness into the finish. Nice stuff.
Tmoney99 (11234) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with a medium frothy tan head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate malt aroma. Medium to abundant body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations.
dnstone (2251) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown with nice off-white head. Aroma carries a nice mix of hops and roastiness. Excellent blend of roast body and highly hopped character. It's a bit like a black IPA, reminiscent of Victory Storm King.
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DrSilverworm (7229) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste from a 500ml bottle, big thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Black color, with a thin ring of khaki head. Dots and bits of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of chewy, lighter carbonation, lightly slick. Good dark chocolate, toasty aromas, biscuit, moderate roast, hint of coffee, hint of oxidization. Touch of smoke. Moderate-plus bitter taste, moderate sweet. Nice, enjoyable imperial stout. Hides the alcohol well.
marcus (6868) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by my friend Bruce. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses flavor with lots of carbonation and a dry finish. Slight dark fruit notes.
oRos (1226) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Bruce. Pours black with brownish head. Taste is roasted malts with a light mouth feel. Some booze
Redtown (4) - - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
one of the best I have ever had coffee smell and taste with a medium hop bitterness, light head. I was pretty disappointed with Utah beer up until this point, wish I could go back now, hopefully see this on the east coast.
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(500ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and some dark fruit. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, grass, herbs, light toffee, and coffee with a dry, bitter finish.
thirdeye11 (5647) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(500ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium brown, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of chocolate, light alcohol, marshmallow, sweet coconut milk. Taste of chocolate malt, bit bitter, pine, bakers chocolate, medium to light body. Bitter linger.
Lupulucid (189) - - JUL 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent complexity is appealing. The sweetness of malt is subdued by stronger bitterness. The direction of this balance shifts over time with a chalky mouthfeel emerging on the finish. Many notes similar to those found in amaro are present including anise, herbs and evergreen.