PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Chuck’s 85th St. Thin, meager head, with some lace as you drink. Very dark, inky, opaque. Aroma is coffee, smoked malt, raisins, fig, molasses, some herbal notes from the hops. Sips bitter, a bit green, then sweet malt into the finish. Some hot alcohol flash, drinks thick, finishes medium. Overall very good, but could be exceptional with some more aging on it.
78samh (204) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark thin tan head. Dark chocolate, coffee and smokey malts. Kinda bitter and boozy. Very good, but should be great after some age.
CJ_Pain (195) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good stout. Needs time to mature. Flavors harsh in some areas alcohol very noticeable
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hopwine (504) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pine/herbaceous/resinous hops, earthy roast, burnt sugar, moderate heat, dry bittersweet chocolate
Weezel (234) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is pitch black with little head. Tinny bubbles lacing the glass. Cocoa, tobacco and nutmeg aromas. Smooth mouthfeel and the taste is excellent. More cocoa and chocolate with deep roasted malt flavor. Really great stuff.
DrunkSanta410 (529) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle to glass. Pours a dark inky black with quick dissipating tan head. Aroma is nice chocolate, coffee and hints of fruit and toffee. Taste is dark chocolate, espresso, hints of fruit and toffee. Not overly sweet or bitter. Little alcohol burn. Palate is smooth, lightly carbonated. Overall a great imperial stout. This would age nicely.
Broncosnbeer101 (11) - Denver, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured at GABF, and yes a bold monster. Rich malt forward and such a delight from this brewery. Always liked the pale but this is a cut above. choclate roast and all the above. Such a good IMP STOUT/
degbert (1321) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark as a lobbyist’s heart; no light is getting through this baby. Head is creamy, medium-grained, and brown, with sticky lace. Nose is coffee, cinnamon, baker’s chocolate, herbal smoke, and candied figs. Heavy, boozy bitterness up front; it’s like popping chocolate bourbon balls while smoking a good maduro cigar. Finish is like chugging espresso. Really intense, but still well balanced.
Luvystypotables (975) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of smoked malt, molasses and cocoa. Great looking ebony colored beer with a small lasting well laced, tan colored head. Dry feel with a taste of malt and molasses with a smokey phenolic finish.
rondphoto (2702) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
taster @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque brown/black with a light, tan head cover, specks of lace. Taste is thick syrupy malt that adds a bit of a bitter edge in the palate, then moves to obvious warm alcohol in the finish. A strong sipper, although not a presentation I would pick - too much like cough syrup without complexity. Average.