solidfunk (7007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some roast and a little pumpkin here. Light spices. Pours black with OK head and lacing. Light bitter and sweet finish. Tap at crios.
RichCityBrewer (6) - richmond, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. Bottle to snifter. Pours deep dark brown with little head that fully disipates. Malts and pumpkin spice aroma. Pumpkin, chocolate and coffee taste. Finishes heavy on the palate.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour, tan head, poor retention. Lots of lactose, lots of nutmeg, some other pie spice, some sweet pumpkin, kinda boozy, especially as it warms. Odd lingering bitterness to the finish makes it taste like burnt nutmeg. Medium to heavy body, sticky, syrupy feel and medium, sharp carbonation. Decent overall, but like most ST Blackwater beers, too sweet and sloppy. Definitely not worth the $$$, even though it isn’t particularly expensive.
TheJester (2418) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 mL bottle. Like many in the Blackwater series, this one is just too over the top. The brown spices are completely overwhelming, and the base beer is not recognizably a stout.
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark, but clear still red / brown color. Thin light brown head. Some loose dots of lace. Awesome nose. Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin creme pie, big rich pumpkin dessert and spicy pumpkin aroma. Awesome pumpkin beer flavor, but much less stout character than I expected. Less roast, just some light dark chocolate malt. Balances the pumpkin well with the bitterness and chocolatelyness of the malt. Bigger body. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Solid palate, but not as chewy or thick as you’d expect from something labeled "imperial stout". Less a stout, more of a dark pumpkin beer, really. Bitter, sweet, and spicy taste.
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is pumpkin pie spices like nutmeg and allspice with some vanilla. Taste is same pumpkin pie spices with slight vanilla, some dark chocolate, espresso and a good deal of roast that also provides a sharp roasty bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft with a light/medium body and high carbonation. Too much booze killed most of the flavour.
ajnepple (4835) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor. Deep, dark brown, almost black appearance with ruby hues and a small tan head, fully dissipating. Aroma of pumpkin spices, vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, caramel/toffee and roasted malts. Similar flavor, moderate to heavy spices, moderate sweetness and light earthy bitterness. Medium to full body with a lingering, spiced finish.
JHeath99 (1651) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a ring of off white head. Aroma of mostly malts, pumpkin, and some nutmeg. Taste of licorice upfront with malt and spice. Very weird.
outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Julie says very unremarkable not worth 15 dollars. Just a darker version of pumpkin. Not impressed. Good. She gives a 3
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GenDV138 (5503) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 6/26/2014. Black with around a finger of off-white head. Aromas of roast, pumpkin, spices, coffee, bitter roast. Tastes of pumpkin, spices, roast, dark chocolate, vanilla, a slight bit of licorice, some bitter notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Seems like it’s been improved since last year.