JohnnyJ (3533) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Beer Camp #6. Black pour, with small light tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, lightly sweet with some toffee, and bitter hops. This impy stout hits you from both sides, hops and sweet dark malts. Not much fruit or heavy sweetness, which makes it relatively easy to drink for the style.
Earlier Rating: 6/19/2009 Total Score: 4
On tap at PP Carlsbad. Black pour, rather large dark tan head. Good lacing. Dark chocolate, toasted bread, smoke, caramel malt, coffee, and bitter grassy hops. A really nice beer.
joeneugs (2144) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a huge dense creamy brown head. The aroma is classically roasted with coffee, fudge, and hints of black licorice and raisins. The flavor is the same with great balance. Not overpoweringly sweet or bitter/roasted. Extremely full bodied with modest carbonation making for a smooth oily texture. Very enjoyable impy stout.
thetmaxx (670) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an amazingly deceptive beer. Poured very dark brown, with a dark tan head. Aroma is hoppy, but hints of alcohol take away from that. Flavor is completely different. Starts out chocolaty, and develops into a roasted coffee flavor. Very smooth creamy feel with a soft carbonation. Finishes long and smooth. This is a great beer I hope they sell in stores, until then will pick up more at the brewery.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at RNH. Pours a deep dark pitch black-oily with good lasting tan head. Aroma is big minty green piney hops blended with big fresh roasted malts, good dark chocolate, oil tar and mineral with leather and earthy tones. Flavor is oily, big roasted barley, light coffee big green fresh hops, leather, earth burnt toast, chocolate, licorice, anise, smooth and big bitter finish without getting astringent. I like!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a black abyss with a tan head and good head retention. Bitter coffee rinds, a smidge of bourbon infused coffee. Mildly chewy, nice etoh warming and even better roast.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum during their Sierra Nevada event. Pours black , clean with a thick tan head. Roast, coffee, chocolate. Smells like a brew day. Big chocolate and coffee notes, lots of roast. Dry and smooth, roast and char go a long way. Lots of char and a bit of warm alcohol on the finish.
TeamTrappist (817) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Poured a rich caramel/black with a thin beige head. Nose is roasted malts, some sweetness almost rum like. Rich creamy mouthful. Flavor carries the nose with lots of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and coffee. Very drinkable. If there was a knock itís that , actually there is no knock. This is a solid RIS. With a nice bitter finish.†
zdk (1758) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap @ RnH - Dark pour with dense lacing. Molasses, milk chocolate with bitter root and brown sugar. thick bodied, full mouthfeel, rooty and earthy. Not too carbonic feeling, so I enjoyed this.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Rattle N Hum.
Black opaque with creamy tan head. Aroma of smoke, dark fruit, molasses, roasted malt. Bit of bitterness on the palate but still smooth, nice smoky finish.
puzzl (3172) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at RnH. Black, creamy head. Huge, astringent roast on the nose, with a minor grapefruit hop character, some chalk. Mild body, lots of chalk, carbonic acid, plum, charcoal, and quality licorice. Decent complexity. Warming palate. Fairly run of the mill.