fredjaz (112) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice beer, one of the better VA brewed beers. Got as part of a Dragon pack sampler, was impressed with every style but this s the highlight of the mix pack
SrSilliGose (3257) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 3+ year old bottle. aroma of pungent deep black licorice, molasses. touch of boozy chocolate. some boozy port notes. lotta molasses throughout. hint of grapedrank as well. intense. overthetop anise and molasses. fine in small doses.
Beergeek23322 (2262) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/20/2010. From bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Licorice, roasted malt, chocolate aromas. Bitter flavors from hops. Good winter beer.
Dogbrick (8133) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the tap room (as Imperial Stout). Opaque brownish-black color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lace. Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Medium to full body with flavors of roast malt, molasses and bittersweet chocolate. The finish is roasty with a mocha aftertaste. Above average overall.
dmac (4007) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber via trade, sorry trading partner I forgot where I got this but thank you whoever sent this to me. Poured a medium density, slightly lighter for an Impy stout, with a smaller sized foamy beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla extract, syrup, iced black coffee with just slight milk and sweetener, honey on lightly burnt toast. Yes this smells sweet and burnt at once. Full bodied with light carbonation and a coating milky mouthfeel with just a slight hint of ABV. Flavor of burnt dark chocolate, vanilla extract, burnt toast, prune and plum skins, dates, burnt raisins. Solid beer. Word of advise if this is cold the aroma is not there and the flavor is dulled, drink this one once it warms up a bit.
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours opaque black with a small brown head and some lacing. Standard aroma of coffee and dark roasted malts. Medium sweet with coffee dominating the flavor palate. Warming, slightly bitter, finish. Medium bodied.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the source, as Imperial Stout. Very dark brown color, nice fluffy brown head. Aroma of subtle Starbucks. Taste is chocolate covered coffee grounds.
Iphonephan (3252) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma of dark cherries and toffee. Hints of chocolate, coffee, and tobacco in the taste A nice imperial stout.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Home as Imperial Stout. Mocha, cappuccino and creamy aroma. Black, brown head, good lace. Chocolate, mocha, sweet, light bitter, black currant. Medium body, flavourful, easy going.
phaleslu (6502) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Andy- thanks again, Andy! He’s our local St. George hookup. Pours a dark, deep brown- not really opaque, with a small tan ring for a head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, black olives, earth, and molasses. The flavor is sweeter than the nose, with caramel and roasted malts, molasses, raisins, toasted brown sugar, and a little earthiness. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. No alcohol present. Good imperial stout.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber from a trade with DoctorB2B, Thanks! Poured into a snifter. Pours black with about 2 fingers of frothy dark tan head. Aroma of coffee, brown sugar and roasty malt. Taste is light bitter and very lightly sweet. Coffee and brown sugar. Medium-full bodied with a thick and creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long brown sugar finish. Overall, this beer is great. I would love to age one of these and try it again.