williamherbert (1121) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pine needle aroma with a roasted malt. Nutty on the finish. Really good.
The appearance is pitch black, not much head. Good color and consistency.
The flavor is a burnt malt base. Burst of spicy pine needles. Starts bitter, ends spicy.
Feels dry and ashy. A stout with a spicy something extra. Very solid.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a black color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of chocolate, roast, just a trace of pumpkin, and some floral and pine.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-pours a light brown head and cloudy brown color. Aroma is roasty medium/dark malt-toffee, some earthy. Taste is roasty medium/dark malt-toffee, some earthy/pine hops bite, some pumpkin essence. Medium body.
Capa (1905) - Manama, BAHRAIN - OCT 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer with a dark head. Spicy aroma, roasted malts, slight coffee, light biscuit with a touch of pumpkin. Flavor is similar to the aroma. The spice in the flavor is not pumpkin pie like just a bunch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Real nice beer.
ben4321 (2995) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 10/28/10
Aroma: The nose is dark malts, roasted notes, earthy notes, and a good amount of booze
Appearance: The pour is a dark brown color with a slight red hue and a small light brown head
Flavor: The taste is very earthy/woody, with a roasted feel, and a slightly bitterness in the finish
Palate: The body is relatively full, the beer is pretty smooth, with quite a bit of heat in the finish
First time Iíve had anything from (or even heard the name for that matter) Rock Art Brewery. This beer was alright, nothing too exciting, but nothing too exciting. I have to be honest, I didnít get any pumpkin, I wasnít expecting a pumpkin beer, but I was expecting a little bit of pumpkin in my Impy Stout, and I didnít get that. Anyway, I wouldnít rush out for this one again, but it isnít bad either, it just isnít well crafted enough.
GreatLibations (1831) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An interesting spin on this wicked seasonal but a bit lackluster on the finish. The spice here is mild to NIL. As a stout this does perform but Iím looking for the pumpkin and itís just not there. A bit thin for an Imperial lacking in density and overall flavor.
HopBackDoc (472) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with firm tan head. Aroma of roasted grains, spices, and malts. Flavor was roasted grains, sweet malts, spruce was noted as well as some hops. The surprise was the lack of pumpkin taste initially, but the pumpkin increased the sweetness of this stout as it warmed. This was a beer with many layers of flavor and texture that developed nicely. It would have gotten a higher rating with a bit more pumpkin flavor. Quirky but good.
Strykzone (3814) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of Daknole. This beer pours an almost black hue with a short lasting tan head. I wish the aroma were bigger. It is pumpkin and coffee with dark fruit. Flavor only offers a bit of pumpkin and more a big stout. Some nice pine hops that add only a smidge of bitterness. The feel is smooth and rich. Plenty of malt in this baby. It is sweet with a unique kind of spiciness, perhaps it is the pumpkin. This is a delicious and big stout and an underrated one.
williamstome (517) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour. Taste is chocolate with a hint of spice. Flavor is chocolate, but not getting any spruce or pumpkin, which are pretty distinctive flavors. Smooth.
bigrond (1347) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Iím rating this beer as a pumpkin beer. Someone forgot the pumpkin. Itís not there is the nose, body, or finish. MIA. Poor showing. However, as a stout, this is a very good beer. Take the ípumpkiní out oif the name and Iíll re-rate this beer MUCH higher.