JohnnyJ (4807) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour, small tan head. Heavy dark malts, molasses, dried dark fruits, coffee, slightly earthy, and chocolate. It’s a rich, chewy, sweet, stout; would be good for desert.
ngleason (5) - - MAY 25, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome beer here. Pours very dark with little light penetrating this beer. Very complex aroma of all the right things.
Camons (7368) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottte @ Private tasting, Denver, thanks to Adnielsen. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is belgian yeast, roasted malts, cherries, dark chocolate. Taste is malts, yeast, cherries, draid fruit, raisins. Full bodied with a lively carbonation. 100411
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Rating #117. Dark black pour with a light tan chocolatey head that left a pretty good lingering lace on the glass. Pretty nice dark chocolate roast aroma and also some dark fruits. Light smokey roast, dark chocolate and a little bite in the aftertaste, real nice stuff. (1713)
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, has a yellow border on i guess the newest bottling. Pours a black body with a tan head. Malty body roasted malts, light coffee and dark chocolate sweetness. A hint of smoked malt, roasted, earth toned like hoppiness. Bitter and drying with a warming backbone. Nice stout.
Fantomasus (272) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep dark velvety brown with a nice head that eventually thins out but sticks around... Aroma is chocolate and alcohol... Flavor bomb of cocoa, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, and oats. Super outstanding brew!
blklab2007 (2078) - Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to whomever sent this my way. pour has a black color and a thick clinging true brown head. aroma has rich malt, dark chocolate, brown sugar, a bit of smoke or roast, and a slight bit of hops remaining. mouth feel coats well but does not get crushing and there is a nice bit of carbonation. flavor has loads of malt, a bit of roast, again some hops coming through, brown sugar, molasses, dark chocolate, and a hit of heat on the finish. this is a plenty big stout but it is also somewhat simplistic and definitely grew on me as the glasses poured.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Gription79.
Wow... a damn good straight forward Russian Imperial Stout. This one contains all of the necessary elements of an excellent RIS and remains perfectly balanced but also has a good amount hops as well. It’s heavy on the dry roasted malts and bitter dark chocolate flavors with a dry hoppy finish. I really enjoyed this one and hopefully I get to try it again someday. This is my second Squatters beer. I used to think the concept of sister wives was the most intriguing thing about Utah... but Squatters Brewing Co. is really giving polygamy some heavy competition.
brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is thick and dark. Almost black with a nice viscosity and a small brown head.
S: Plenty of nice roasted malts on the nose. There’s a hint of booze and a touch of smoke. A nice bit of coffee and plenty of dark chocolate. Maybe some molasses, earthy hops, and dark fruits.
T: Mild booze up front but there’s tons of roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. Definitely some dark fruits, earthy hops, and a moderate bitterness. Really robust and bold flavors.
M: Just about full in body with a smooth, medium carbonation.
O: Glad that I got to try this. I’ve been wanting to for awhile now.
Ratman197 (10827) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, plum and raisin. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biter chocolate, roasted malt, light vanilla and light dried fruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter chocolate finish.