RateBeer
overall
98
77
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A massive wall of flavor and so dark it actually absorbs light – at least we think it does! A deeply rich and complex Russian Style Imperial Stout brewed with no less than 10 different malts is the backbone. We brewed this one with oats to add an additional layer of silkiness along with a healthy dose of locally roasted coffee to make this a truly amazing beer. Sip slowly with a friend and enjoy the rich flavors. 1.111 O.G.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
storminorman (78) - Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Great new beer and brewery. Nice color and good head. Shared with friends. Thanks to Dac.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Big bold black pour. Creamy brown head. Light smoke, roast, molasses, charred wood, asphalt, tar. Flavor is really bold. Incredibly creamy. Tar, smoke, dark chocolate, wow. Great beer from a new brewery.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1563) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2012
From the bottle, black pour and tan head. chocolatey, roasty on the aroma with some oakiness. Taste is dark chocolate and tasty. Great brew!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Thanks to Dak for sharing. The 22oz bomber pours inky darkness with nice mocha colored head of foam. The aroma is pleasing and inviting with dark malt roastiness, slightly burnt yet moist chocolate fudge and dark roasted coffee. Alright! The taste delivers rich creamy goodness across the palate by unloading tons of dark roasted malts to fully burnt malt (but not so much so as to be ashy) heaven with layers of chocolate fudge and freshly crushed dark roasted oily coffee beans. I hardly notice the huge ABV of this beer. Goodness gracious. Dy-no-mite!! I would love to see how they top this world class offering.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Xenochrist (1) - Upland, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012 does not count
Enjoyed out of a bomber fresh from the brewery into a snifter. Pours jet black with very heavy aroma of chocolate and smells very roasty. Starts very creamy and finishes very cleanly despite the thickness of the beer itself. Additionally, the taste of alcohol is very well hidden and almost unnoticeable, making a very sweet and very drinkable stout. Very top notch.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
queenholly (2890) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Mashmaster. Sweet chocolate, smoky, coffee, earthy oat, and prune aroma. Viscous black pour with a large creamy brown head. Roasty coffee, char/ash, sweet chocolate, earthy oat flavor with a roasty bitter finish. Full creamy body, soft carbonation - very silky and smooth. Alcohol well hidden. Very nicely done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
22oz bottle. Poured a black color, with brown edges, and an off white head. Roast, some smokiness, molassess, chocolate, and some coffee in the finish. Alcohol content well hidden. Enjoyed this one!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (1497) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle from BA Brew33. Clunky pitch black pour with orange-tan head. Big coffee roast, burnt grain, light molasses, and a whisp of smoke. Some tart dark fruit. Flavor starts with semi-sweet chocolate and fades quickly to bitter, unsweetened chocolate, roasted malt, and steeped coffee. Some acidity that lingers to a tongue-watering bitter roast. Peppery alcohol and bitter chocolate finish. Coating palate. A seemingly under-rated stout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6010) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle (thanks Ed H) and served in snifter to celebrate New Year with my Pac Beer Bros: Pours opaque with a fading head and spotty lace. The aroma has big mocha, big booze, big roasty, big charred, big espresso and pretty nice resiny hop presence too. The taste matches the nose with brash malt, hop, and alcohol combination that works oh so well, the bittersweet character of this beer is exquisite. Nice meaty smoky undertone too. The mouth feel is a tad thin for an Oatmeal Stout but then methinks the added coffee could be to blame for that. This overall rox sox and I love the layers I get as it warms. I could drink this once a week 4 sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Pours black and relatively thick with an off white head. Has a nice chocolaty, smokey smell to it. The taste is similar with the alcohol hidden pretty well. Really nice offering from a new brewery and I can’t wait to try more.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50