johnnnniee (2233) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Doherty’s Ale House Warwick.
Comes to the table a solid black with a thin tan head that didn’t survive the trip from the waitress station. Aromas of cocoa and light roast with a hint of cardboard and some light earthy hop. The flavor is sweet caramel chocolate and roasted malts. Light earthy hop, a bit of dark fruit and some alcohol as well. Drinkable, but far from my favorite imperial.
kathouse (934) - Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Probably need to try some more for an accurate evaluation. Typical stout color and aroma. Roasted malts made this very dry and only a tiny sweetness balance for the finish. Body was not as big as hoped. Still pleasant.
ajnepple (1998) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Deep brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Medium sweetness, mild bitterness. A little thin, but pretty tasty.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draft @ Track 84) Served in a tulip. Very dark brown with a finger of tan head. Chocolate, coffee and fruit aroma. Mouthfeel full, fairly smooth, perhaps a bit dry for an Imp. Stout. Light, weepy but sturdy rings of lacing. Flavor of bitter chocolate and coffee, a bit charry at first. Bitter chocolate predominates, not too complex. As it warms there are hints of molasses and dark fruit. Decent but a bit underwhelming for the style. ABV pretty well integrated.