rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. Near black with small head. Thick stout with pretty rich chocolatelyness. Dry finish.
koleminer20 (188) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at HopCat in East Lansing. Pours a darkish brown. Somewhat red in the light. Moderate head that burns off kind of slowly, leaving a nice lace on the glass. Smell is of roasted earth, somewhat expected with the carob. Taste is very roasty, with earthy undertones, a hint of cocoa, which can be expected as the pods from the carob are sometimes used as a substitute for chocolate. Finish is really dry, but enjoyable. Mouth feel is pretty thick. The dryness on the finish hangs around, and it’s surprising. This 6.4% deserves its style of imperial.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft on tap at The Beer Spot GTMW Eve Event at Brickhouse (Madison, WI). Pours a deep brownish black hue, well hazed and deeper dark hue. A frothy tannish head atop dies to a small ring, laces small. Aromas are a bit nutty, caramel, and gentle cocoa. Some toffee, toast, subtle vanilla and nutty quality. A bit carmelized, some toffee, earth. Initial is fuller bodied, cocoa, firm rich coffee presence comes on. Bit of mocha, toffee and toastiness. Caramel and carmelized malts. Middle shows more nutty and caramel qualities. A bigger roasty coffee quality up front dies out into the middle where a sweeter thicker malt quality takes over. Backend is a bit dry, roasty, and toasty. Finish is gentle carmelizatio, turtle and cocoa qualities. Nice stout. Can’t tell how big it is. Tasty.
shrubber85 (6507) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Chocolate malt and hay aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet chocolate malt followed by strong bitter herbal/hay finish. Nice blending. Very tasty.