leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very deep red, ring of beige head. Smells like cherries, wine, macerated fruit. Sweet, fruity, medium-to-full bodied. Prunes and raisins. Caramelized sugar.
annunz123 (629) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roast coffee, chocolate, and Belgian yeast in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet with fruit and Belgian candy flavor, then finishes with roast coffee and chocolate bitterness. Certainly a decent effort, but I think they would have been better served trying to brew a chocolate stout or a Belgian dubbel.
mbgrayson (433) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark, with tan head. Aroma of a Belgian, mixed with Stout. Interesting blend, but not my favorite. Notes of dark fruit, coffee, and chocolate. Still, a thumbs up.
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dates, raisins, molasses, brown sugar, but not overly sweet, with a liquory finish. A little sticky aftertaste. Love these Barrel Room Collection bottle shapes.
sjohnny (257) - - FEB 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruit (cherries?), yeast, vanilla aroma. Pours black with a thick foamy light tan head. Fruit, raisins, a little chocolate and booze on the finish. Lighter bodied than I would have expected.
SpringsLicker (2822) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing this.
Very black, clear body with a tan head.
Roasty aroma with some licorice and cut grass.
Very sweet and spicy.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with tan head. Sweet brown sugar, molasses, and chocolate on the nose. A bit of vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, lots of dark fruits, and an interesting banana note. The flavor is pleasantly sweet with good vanilla, dark fruit, and sugar notes. Some banana, coffee, mild roasted malt, chocolate, spices, and a subtle tartness of plum on the finish.
Patrickctenchi (1687) - columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thank you, Shrubber!
Pours see-thru dark brown, dark tan head.
Aroma of banana nut bread, slightly sour dark fruit.
Taste is nutty, bready, sweet...dark fruited.
Slightly dry-alcohol feel.
Not exactly what Iíd peg as an Imperial Stout, but awfully darn good.
decaturstevo (4080) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown black pour with foamy tan head and lace. Aroma is vegtable, coffee, and sour malt. Sweet chocolate malt, with a dried fruitiness, and a hinto warmth. Medium bodied and a bit fizzy for me. not bad not great
tympanic (131) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty and fun! This is not what I was expecting from Sam Adams. I bought the bottle from FoodTown. Raisin? Itís good! $9.99 in Harlem.