JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on draft at Hopscotch in Fullerton, CA. This black pour was interesting. The first few sips definitely had a salty finish finish. After about half a pint, the saltiness went away and there were flavors of cocoa and coffee
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at Dash In - Pours black with a long lasting tan head. The aroma is surprisingly mild but includes roast malt, chocolate, and alcohol. It has a very sweet flavor with chocolate, roast malt, and licorice. Full bodied with gentle carbonation, itís a very good brew.
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2013 Has a jet black appearance with a finger length dark mocha head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thick lacing. Smells of lots of bittersweet chocolate, good amount of coffee, nice roasted element to it, some oak, molasses, maybe some dark fruit as it warms. Taste starts with the bittersweet chocolate and molasses. Then in the middle, a huge dose of roastiness comes through from the roasted barley, along with more molasses. Then the finish is more of the roasted flavors, almost like a smokiness, along with lots of bittersweet chocolate, more molasses, some coffee or expresso, a tiny bit of hop presence, get some fig as well. Definite alcohol presence on the finish as well, but does not detract from the other flavors. Pretty full body with a sticky and creamy mouthfeel. Decent amount of carbonation that livens up the body of the beer. This will age nicely. Nothing too flashy, but a solid imperial stout at an affordable price.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours oil black with medium cocoa head. nose with acid bite and element of choolate. medium bodied with well balanced elements of toffee, chocolate, bitters, and light grassy hop. slight nip of cinnamon and alcohol finish this well-crafted beer.
DedicatedToFun (2400) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing stout, drank right after the Wreck Alley so itís a tough competition but very good overall
SPDickerman (935) - Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 Vintage. Pours pitch black with a small dark tannish brown head. Smells of dark chocolate, molasses, and hints of dark roast coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, hints of coffee and a touch of booze. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout finishes with a touch of boozy dark chocolate.
EvanFriend (303) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very thick, even for an imperial stout. Usual notes that youíd expect for the style, coffee and such, but thereís also a strong taste of licorice that penetrates the whole thing. Iím not a fan of licorice. This is a decent beer, but Sierra Nevada usually does better
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle shared at GRMís. Deep brown black with a mocha rim. Really big and dark but not typical...quite a bit of pine and resin, peppery and severe, tons of licorice, a fair bit of alcohol; medium body, moderate effervescence. Realty dark, black, peppery, serious, licorice, lacks the usual sweeter dark roasted malt notes, a fair bit of alcohol; stripped down, serious, not for the faint of heart; a bit sweet with strong bitterness and a long, slightly friendlier finish that is still quite peppery and serious.
Beerenberger (1414) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, and a meaty quality. Pours a dark opaque brown with a none lasting tan head. The taste is roasted malts, coffee, smoke, with hints of chocolate. Medium-full body with medium carbonation. Overall, Would drink again.
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blipp (5974) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malts, light sweetness, a hint of chocolate, and lighter grainy notes. Good stuff.