drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/11/12. GTMW. Black pour, maybe a very dark brown, with a small tan head. Light ashy aroma with touches of chocolate, coffee, and a hint of fruitiness. Surprisingly weak, watery flavor for a beer of such style and ABV, but it shows a touch of ash, roasted coffee, and chocolate. Meh.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GTMW 2012. Dark brown with a beige crown. Aroma of dark roasted malts, light coffee, chocolate and a bit of sweet malt. Taste is a bit amiss with chocolate, overly roasted malts, acidic coffee and finishes up with a bit of roasted malt bitterness. Doesnít feel 9.5%.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent, fruity as well as roasty. It is probably the est thing this brewpub has to offer.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours to a black body with a thin tan head. Oily looking. The aroma is chocolate, burnt wood, creosote, and some vanilla. The flavor has some green apples creeping in that signify flaws and it was really distracting. Some burnt black malts and chocolate too. Average palate for the style. If it wasnít for the overwhelming green apples, this would probably be good. Not worth $6/glass.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught during Great Taste of Midwest 2009 in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a near opaque dark brown brew with a thick tan head that slowly dissipates. Aroma of roasted dark malt, some coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of burnt wood. Taste is medium to full bodied, smooth texture with flavors of toasted dark malt, some coffee, wood, some flowery hops and a touch of chocolate. Finish is a little gritty with a toasted dark malt and coffee aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Wisconsin Micro-Brewerís Beer Fest. Poured black with a loose-bubbled tan head. The aroma picked up well-roasted coffee and dark chocolate with hints of molasses and tobacco rolling in later.. somewhat muddled. The flavor found more coffee and lots of black patent malts on the well-roasted core with dry, older oak accents.. deep, but it never really established an identity.. dry finish picked up some smoke. Dry and scratchy on the palate.. medium-plus bodied.. warm enough without being abrasive.. OK feel. I was hoping for a little more out of this one.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black with a taller dense tan head. Sweet roasted malt with hints of peat and English hops. A waft of B.O., wait that is from the pseudo-quasi eatsider that came in with a gyro. Wood and light peat mingle with some sweet roasted malts. A real cross between a traditional English imperial stout and Baltic porter.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lovely and confident appearance in the goblet, and served at 55 degrees, so weíre off to a good start. Thick and opaque with a dark khaki brown head - possibly the darkest head Iíve ever seen. Deep, dark, slowly cascading lace. Reserved aroma of Mexican coffee and something all too familiar with how a campfire smells the morning after a heavy dew (that burnt twigs and spent charcoal character.) Other faint wafts reveal a smokerís leather jacket and a little bit of bubblegum. Hitís the palate and itís some slippery shit. Roasty, burnt and dry. Bittering is on the underbelly and if I waited around for any other amped malt contributions, Iíd die of old age. An unseen rebel nemesis keeps the flavor at bay. Unsalted pretzels shoved in the broiler meet a burnt, sugar-free Oreo pie crust. Syrupy, sliding melodrama. Chocolate torte-like in the sense of imparting an arid feeling after each sip. That, and some singed, generic pecans purchased from Aldi. Dark chocolate, confectionary style, no sweetening. Roastiness flails rapidly to keep this one from going under. Bitter, gritty, dry afterlife.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled as "Imperial Star Destroyer Stout". Black body, thin tan head. Dry roasty aroma with coffee bean highlights and a touch of fruity smoke. Well balanced flavor - dry roast and sweetness (berry and dry chocolate). Lingering tangy berry and dry finish. A well put-together IS. The bartender said it was 10% but it sure doesnít taste like it.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2003
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW, one of the best beers I have had in a long time! There are so many flavors in this beer, yet they go so well together! I taste Chocolate, Coffee, and a fruity taste! Man, what a good beer!