jkbachman (179) - - JAN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate spicy notes. Pit fruit esters. Warming alcohol smell and taste, but soft. Coffee and chocolate taste finishes smooth. A great imperial stout.
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jcartamdg (1591) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate, coffee and slight licorice. Taste follows but with some tobacco notes. Very thick and viscous. Nice impy stout
Chipalsa (1298) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle ---> snifter
Appearance - Deep brown, oily, thin head
Aroma - Cherries, hops, milk chocolate, coffee
Taste - Burnt tootsie rolls, dark roast coffee, cocoa powder, burnt toast
What an offering from Sierra Nevada, such an intense stout with very-well separated flavors. Very nice stuff here - bottle acquired from the great OmegaX!!!
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick and black with a thick brown head. Nose is roasted coffee, leather, grass with hints of chocolate and sage. Taste is sweet with a good strong bitter finish. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, yet somewhat astringent for a portion. Burn. Heavy with a long finish.
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour with a thin reddish-chocolate colored head. Roasted malt aromas of chocolate and molasses and just a hint of alcohol. Taste begins somewhat bitter dark chocolate and then some coffee notes come through. Finishes with a touch of alcohol and some grassy/piney hop bitterness. Nice long finish and hides the ABV fairly well.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with a big dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and cocoa. Taste is the same with lots of hops, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation. Long roasted hoppy finish.
berrya785 (440) - Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Appearance is jet black with a small tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is of dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Taste. dark chocolate and roasted coffee with just a little alcohol. Body is creamy and thick with a bit of carbonation. Very good imperial stout.
jackl (3767) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample @ The White Horse. The pour’s a deep brown color with a tiny tan head. The nose is roasted malts. Wood. Bitter chocolate. Some cake. Light grassy hop aromas. The taste is surprisingly hop-forward. Woody, earthy hops. Charred grain. Sticky caramel and chocolate. Long finish. Full body, soft carbonation. Overall, pretty decent. Still, this is a middle-of-the-road imperial stout. I drank this alongside a Plead the 5th, and Narwhal was clearly the junior of the two.
Tybalt (203) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Odd...once you taste it, you can’t smell it anymore. I think it smelled pretty good. Taste is pretty hop forward for a stout...then chocolatey, and dark roasted barley. Finishes with what I would imagine vodka would taste like if you added a hint of liquid smoke.
Crit (3209) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black,brown head.Nose of chocolate, roast, molasses & brown sugar.Full bodied roasted palate,chocolate notes.Alcohol presence is too prevalent