phaleslu (6836) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at The Thirsty Monk. Pours a deep coffee brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts, chocolate, earth, and dusty oak; not much of the grape juice is noticeable. Flvaor of chocolate, cola, toasted malts, earth, and burnt sugar. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Smooth and a little dusty and earthy, but the grape juice is really subtle here.
brewballs (207) - USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Who knew that SKA Brewery that puts out mainly lagers and IPA’s would find the time to put out a stout, but they did. Dark hue. Foamy head and lace. Chocolaty taste. Hints of cocoa and sweetness. Full-bodied. I would have liked to have seen them take this one further with more booze but it works well. Definitely a winter or a cool springtime beer.
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt flavor. Thin and watery but ok
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Thirsty Monk
Black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, vanilla and bakers chocolate
MrNic (15) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma- Chocolate, some roastiness, vanilla
Appearance- Motor oil, dark tan 1 finger head
Taste- Huge hop flavor at the front of the tongue, middle dark bitter chocolate, coffee, caramel, bourbon notes, finish is bitter, roasty, dry coffee
Palate- Full-bodied, motor oil thickness
Overall- Overall, this is an excellent imperial stout. I don’t pick up any of the malbec grape juice, but I think that’s a good thing. I would definitely buy it again.
Ferris (5001) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Grape and dark malts. Jet black with beige head. Charred malts, burnt coffee and a long finish. To much char for me.
alexsdad06 (5895) - Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Thirsty Monk. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, some chocolate, grape juice, sweet malts caramel, but the body is not up to an imperial stout standard.
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft opaque black with brown hue. Nose light roast and faint fruit. Taste vague floral minimal roast. Light mouth feel. Very light thin finish.
jayzz (399) - Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate coffee aroma and dark brown color. Has a large frothy head. Sweet coffee chocolate flavor.
erickok (3796) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black bodied, dense tan head. Very fruity, raspberry, creamy, buttermilk, roasted malts. Sticky sweetness, not very balanced. Not really for me, to be honest. It’s too sweet I’m afraid. Doesn’t need the alcohol either. (On tap at Easy Tiger)