tsd08460 (612) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: chocolate, caramel, toast, caramel,
Apppearance: black, clear, brown foam,
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, chocolate
Palate:medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Well done impy stout, pleasantly surprised
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Aroma is a very resin hop with some dry, dark malt. Appearance is black with a tan head. Taste is a very citrus and piney hop flavor with dark malt underneath. Palate is hoppy and dry. Overall, a good stout that has some very interesting hop character.
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superspak (4221) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 1/20/2016. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, grapefruit, tangerine, citrus zest, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and moderate citrus/piney hop notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, grapefruit, tangerine, citrus zest, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Fair amount or pine/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, grapefruit, citrus zest, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate citrus/piney hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; wit ha very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very nice American imperial stout. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate citrus/piney hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
RobertDale (4958) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Dane. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, citrus, and pine. Unusual in that the hops are so forward. Nice.
kevinsenn (1850) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Dark fruit and chocolate cherry aroma. Smoky roasty taste with chocolate and dark fruit notes. Very nicely balanced between bitter and sweet.
jeffman52 (12) - Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my go-to beer in the fridge. Pours very dark, brief head on it. Nice roast malt tastes but with good hops as well. Easy drinking.
Theydon_Bois (15528) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Cads 10th Anniversary bash, picked up at some package store in Georgia, 29/03/15.
Light black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is light roast, chocolate, smoke, toffee, not a dominant nose.
Taste comprises chcocolate, roast malt, toffee fudge, spice, charr, coffee notes, dark fruit rinds, trace of liquorice.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, lightly warming alcohol in the close.
jb (2750) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried this on two consecutive nights. Rich nose. A little booze with cola and coffee. Booze and tootsie roll taste. Meh.
airrick2003 (846) - Louisiana, USA - APR 17, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: pours with a large nice head, the head is tan but is a tan shade that has hues of gold in it, the beer is black and opaque
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, creamy, some hops poke through,
Taste: chocolate, not as much coffee, bitterness on the finish
Palate: soft carbonation, heavy mouthfeel, leaves mouth wet, bitter aftertaste
Overall: this stout tastes more chocolate that coffee to me but isn't overly sweet, hides the alcohol very well, very subtle nose and flavors, lacks complexity, not bad
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jgb9348 (5427) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown coloured body with a rich, three centimetre tall rich brown head. Aroma of hops, alcohol, molasses, brown sugar, coffee and a good amount of roasted malt - but the hops are strong in the nose. Full-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour with a large roasted malt presence, some vanilla, oak, molasses and a bit more hops on the finish - strong won both fronts. Aftertaste of course shows a ton of sugar and roasted malt with a big bitterness from chocolate and coffee, but even more bitter notes stem from the large hop presence, which is very nice! Overall, a very nice Imperial Stout with a big hop character but still a nice robust chocolate and vanilla flavour. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia on 31-January-2015 for US$2,79 sampled at home in Washington on 11-April-2015.