Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Hay Merchant, Houston, 21/05/13. Labelled as ’Alien Stout’ listed as 8.3%.
Mid black with a thin tan head that clears edgeward.
Nose is chocolate, roast malt, maltesers, liqourice, tar.
Taste comprises light roast malt, chocolate, toffee fudge, lactose.
Fuller end of medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roast finish.
Lacks depth and doesn’t have the ABV for the job, drop the ’imperial’ from the style on this one me thinks!
Drinkable but not one to bother revisiting.
mikedR (1334) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice stout; hits all the right notes. Deep beer pour with the requisite off white head. More chocolately than coffee in flavor. A smooth sipper, not roasty or overally complex, although I'm picking up some roastiness in the linger. Very easy drinking. I'm unsure of this stout's ambitions, but I quite like it. Not much to ponder; just stouty goodness!
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smaynard6000 (657) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with small creamy beige head. Aroma is dominated by roasted coffee and chocolate notes. Smooth and sweet roasty flavor with a chocolaty finish. This is good, but I’m not sure if it’s an imperial stout.
jsquire (3551) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer out of the tap with some ruby highlights around the edges. Thin beige head. Roasted grain nose with some coffee notes. Molasses and dark caramel sweetness with come chocolate and green hops in the finish. This is a pretty sweet stout.
MHOSKINS (78) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid stout that is smooth and very enjoyable. My favorite from this brewery. To bad distribution is only in NM.
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dfinney23 (1836) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lovely dark brown with a big foamy head the color of brown sugar. Aroma and taste of malt, coffee and chocolate. Solid if unexceptional.
tomciccateri (1019) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
In draught at B2B Bistronomy- Albuquerque. Pours an opaque black with a lingering tan foamy head. Dark malts Roma. Rich creamy mouthfeel with matching big body. Slightly dry early flavor balance then comes slightly sweet black malts take over. No harshness or astringency. No alcohol bite or heat. Nice.
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing top bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roastiness, coffee, bakers cocoa, carmel and light smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, coffee, bakers cocoa and light carmel with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.,
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured up at GABF 2012 with a mahogany colored body that supports a tan head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, a bit of sweet malts, some sort of spiciness and thin ribbons of molasses. The taste is similar with mostly dark roasted malts mixing with molasses and sort of a rich maltiness that picks up a touch of yeasty spiciness maybe, almost like a bit of a Belgian yeast influence. This comes across as a sessionable imperial stout.
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Roasty aroma, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is roasty, toasty, coffee and light cocoa notes.