peteinSD (958) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
í11 bottle from Josh - thanks! Silky black pour with a dark tan head. Aroma is dry and bitter chocolate, precise roast, light coffee grind, and a melange of dark fruit through the finish. Taste is heay chocolate, roast, molasses, licorice, plum, fig, and minimal alcohol. Clean, smooth mouthfeel. Impressively crafted imperial stout. Excellent.
umich03jm (912) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2013 Bomber from trade with crajun. Bottled 3/27/12. Pour pitch black with a small head that fades quickly. Grabs the glass nicely. Aroma is a little faint for an RIS but really good. Fudge, dark roast, tobacco, raisins, light licorice, caramel, and light alcohol. Taste is very roasty, even slightly burnt. Lots of fudge and caramel too. Light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Finish is smooth and creamy with some tobacco and light licorice too. Light warming and very light burn. Pretty thick and creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good RIS that should age very well too.
llcooldave (904) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black in the glass with a cola/caramel colored head. Interesting musky cardboard aroma. I really like the sweet dark cocoa flavor followed by a slight alcohol aftertaste. Overall, very tasty and drinkable. Iíll have to buy more.
BeerFanDan17 (896) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich strong stout. Heavy alcohol feel and medium malt. Hints of coffee and smoke.
HonusWagner (892) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pretty solid imperial stout that has good roasted grain, dark chocolate, slightly bitter hop finish. Not really interesting but still tasty.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 5, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle courtesy of the one and only footbalm, thanks! this is a refreshingly different impy stout. oak aged, but the bottle conditioning gives it a much more lively body and more carbonation. nicely balanced and drinkable, abv is well hidden, really a solid brew.
khoffman43 (851) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours very dark with some tan head. Aroma is molasses, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is similar with a boozy finish. Solid beer.
JoePeesie (829) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a jet black with tan head. Nose and taste was oaky, molasses, caramel, licorice. This beer definitely packs a big complex flavor and is something I feel is best enjoyed with others.
cards04 (827) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thoroughly enjoyed this! Pours black with awesome dark cocoa head. Great aromas....smoke, roasted malts, and then lots of sweet coconut, bubblegum, and fruity notes. Very nice. Sweet fruity, coconut flavours with a nice roasted malt finish. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, with just a hint of carbonation. An excellent beverage.
fletchfighters (821) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Owen for the bottle.
Black, very black. nearly thick and sludgy pour. Nice dark brown head that has good retention and body. Lots of spotty lacing.
Thick and rich nose. Quite powerful. Oak, thick molasses, stewed dark fruits, big licorice and roast character to this. Massive.
Matches the nose very, very well. Licorice and molasses dominate the taste with backing oak. Not very sweet and a dry finish to this. Impressive.
Big and full bodied beer. Big time sipper. More European than American as has a good amount of roast with char and ash. Really solid RIS but would struggle to finish it on my own.