Exiled (26) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2010 (12oz can) Pours very dark brown almost black. Big creamy light brown head with good lacing. Smells sweet with lots of dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and some dark fruit. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, caramel, oats, and chocolate. Med-full creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this is a great beer.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Four pack of cans makes for a happy man. Amber brown pour with a depleting tan head that ultimately settles to 1/4" in thickness and leaves some spotty lacing in itís path. Big nutty, chocolaty, roasted malt aroma with a demanding dose of coffee. On the thin and fizzy side for a beer like this, balanced with a mildly creamy finish thatís a touch dry. Flavor resembles the aroma only the mouth feel detracts from the enjoyment ever so slightly. Nice offering."
TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can. Dark brown, but allows some light, with a foamy beige head. Nose is dark roast, cola and chocolate. Medium light with a tingle. Taste is coffee, cocoa and prune. Starts sweet; then bitter, grassy and earthy. Finishing with black licorice. Good stout with a cool looking can.
BBB63 (5945) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep cola brown with a fading tan head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of vanilla, chocolate, walnuts, heavy roast and toast with a hint of coffee and herbal peppery hops. The taste is malty and nutty with minimal depth outside the splash of bitterness and spice toward the finish. The mouth feel is soft and has a bit of a metallic twang. HO HUM, this is nothing more than a bigger and darker brown ale or better yet pehaps a robust porter that is completely missing the black malts influence. Even as a porter it is quite average as best. It sure is NOT an Imperial Stout in any shape or form. At $4 a can, is sure is NOT worth the money, we have been bamboozled. "A stout for stout lovers" my arse.
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 15, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a medium brown head. Aroma has notes of smoke, tobacco and coffee. Flavor begins a bit sweeter, but the tobacco, coffee and smoke quickly takeover.
beerbill (3324) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can courtesy of a trade with BMan1113VR. Pours black and allows no light to pass with a moderate tan head that fades to a film within the first two sips and leaves light lace. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt along with a few notes of chocolate. The flavor is roasted malt along with ample milk chocolate and a touch of tobacco. Fairly creamy mouthfeel. Not as full-bodied as I might expect in an imperial stout, but that would be my only issue, and it is a minor one. Overall, a very solid beer.
AndyReynolds (861) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, and burnt malts, also notes of vanilla and coffee. Mouth feel is creamy. Taste really brings out the coffee and it finishes nice and dry. Pretty damn good.
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color/ lasting tan head. Nice deep roasted malt, coffee chocolate aromas. Rich creamy mouthfeel. Semi sweet chocolate, dusty deep roasted malt, vanilla, mocha flavors. all around great stout.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at RBWG 2010. The aroma is all mild dark chocolate with layers of coffee, cream, and more. The flavor is amazing coffee and chocolate all the way. I really like this stuff.
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can from a trade; canít remember who sent it. Maybe Kaggie? Nose isroasty coffee, light chocolate, and yeast. Clear dark brown with a big tan head. Flavor favors coffee, roastiness, wheat toast, and hints of chocolate but no bitterness. Wish I could get this here in the cans for a goto stout; not as good as my favorite Kern River Class V, but excellent for being in cans. Great stuff!