Nephilium (1250) - Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just a hint of roasted notes for an aroma. This beer pours a beautiful opaque, thick black, with a full tan head. This beer is full of roasted notes, with a slick mouthfeel, and a touch of bitterness in the finish. The finish is long, with hints of coffee and chocolate. This is a solid Imperial Stout, and I’d like to see this come around full time.
thornecb (4111) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black into a Sam glass. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Chocolate, vanilla and sour pit fruit aromas. Medium bodied with espresso and metallic chocolate upfront turning to mild charred pot fruit in the lasting finish.
fiercepanda (437) - Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A black beer with a medium brown head. The aroma is chocolate and a little dried fruit. The flavor is roasted malt and bittersweet with a twang of alcohol.
jmohno (998) - Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottletosnifter.Thick black pour,fair head with a froth ring and some lacing dark tan/brown.
Bready malty aroma,sweetness,some fruit,milk chocolate,pretty complex really,some yeastiness,dry dark roast maybe some woodytones.
Taste is very smooth thick,malty, has a sharp hopness or dark malt that melts into a smooth roasty-milkchocolate,with sweet maltiness,some mild fruit tones,bready creaminess and finishing fairly hoppy and with dry/woody roasted malts but with smooth sweetness of carmel malts,cherry milk chocolate and slight coffee but more of adark roastyness than coffee.Has a bit of old yeastish taste and saltiness in there. I like the balance in this and it has a good bittering in the finish, leaving chocolate and roast /cherry tones lingering also.Except for an old yeast taste,it was pretty nice.
snownirvana (70) - - MAR 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Snifter from bottle. A: roasted dark chocolate, slight alcohol. App: super dark brown, not quite black. Frothy, medium dispersing head, hazelnut in color. T: alcohol up front, a slight dark chocolate in the middle, alcohol on the back, with a bitter cocoa aftertaste, with a touch of plum. P: bubbly for a stout, smooth with an alcohol bite at the back.
MadIndian (2284) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little thin for a stout, but it did have a nice roasted malt aroma and taste.
Some notes of nut, bread and dark fruit were also detected, not bad.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, toasted grain, and graham cracker. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, nuts, molasses, and raisins.
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @GABF-pours black with a tight brown head. Aroma is dark malt-dark chocolate/molasses. Taste is dark malt-dark chocolate/molasses/roasty/licorice, 2nd earthy hops.