kayres (366) - , Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a rich tan head. Slight sweet and roast aroma. Smooth full bodied witha huge roast finish. Hints of coco and vanilla
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Tonkun (586) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Very dark pour with a finger of perfect mocha head. Coffee, caramel, cacao. Very smooth and silky medium body with a lot of flavor. Carbonation is refreshing but not overpowering. Silky and long finish with slight bitterness. This is really good
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very nice imperial stout. Chocolate and booze, lots of roasted character, thick and black. Tried at the Drink the District President’s Day event in DC in 2014.
Dan269605 (200) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice think black pour, just as there should be. A finger of tan head. Big aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, hop brightness, earthiness. The taste is much like the nose, huge coffee and dark chocolate, with a little sweeter milk chocolate mix in, slight vanilla, citric hop presence and a nutty (hazelnut) note that really stands out. Very nice, finishes pretty dry, a little syrupy sweetness in the finish but not much, not too much booze. This is how I like my Imperial Stouts, awesome stuff maybe the best I’ve had from Smuttynose.
pfc514 (40) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque and black into a snifter. No light comes through. Dark beige foamy head.
Aroma is pretty hoppy for a stout. Some roasted malts in the back but mostly hop forward.
Hops are very prevalent in this one, especially for a stout. Pretty boozy as well. Faint chocolate and roasted malts, once again in the background. Ends with bitterness.
Pretty carbonated, yet smooth on the palate. Enjoyable.
Overall, pretty decent. Not as complex as I would like, and the hops definitely overshadow everything else. The hoppiness makes it unique as a stout, and I think they’ll mellow out as it ages. Too bad I got impatient.
BrewBoxer (1721) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the growler on stone street NYC. Pours a dark black color. Nice foam brown head. Lots of flavor . Kind of boozy aftertaste but I knew what I getting. Just can't believe they serves it in a pint glass
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Lukaduke (1670) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep burnt umber almost black with two fingers of deep khaki foam. The nose is full of dark burnt chocolate, ash, leather, dried fruit, dirt. The palate matches the nose nicely with a bit more sweet undertone and a smooth silky mouthfeel. Good layers of flavor and a long bittersweet finish. Solid offering !
tdmuel (241) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours oily black with a nice fluffy brown head. Lots of roasty coffee on the nose, vanilla bean, hazelnut, molasses, milk chocolate, and dark fruits. Surprising citrusy hop bite up front on the taste, milky chocolate, dark coffee, caramel, plums, and a hint of alcohol. Really nice, and I love hoppy stouts.
Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice solid beer. very nice beer. More roast and toast than coffee base. Think the dry hopping hides the coffee aroma so thats always a plus. this would only get better with bourbon.
metalhead0043 (127) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle for 7 bucks. Pours jet black with a brown head. Great-looking Imperial Stout. Aroma is huge, with coffee and chocolate flavors up front, and dark fruit, vanilla and a little bit of oak coming through as well. Taste is mostly coffee & roasted malt with a little chocolate. A moderate hoppiness fades to a light, smooth alcohol burn. Body is a little thinner than I like in an Imperial Stout. Still above average though. Overall this is a great beer that I will be picking up again.