tnkw01 (1086) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. To me this beer was way too hoppy for a stout. Deep, dark color, small head and good lace. Aroma was not much of the traditional stout smells and too much hops. Taste was also too hoppy. If one likes hops they would like this one.
DocJitsu (909) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nearly opaque, very dark brown with a short, smooth brown-tan head. Aromas of coffee, faint chocolate, and a bit of kerosene overtones. Thick, mildly coating mouthfeel. Smoky, date, and coffee flavors that outdo the nose.
ExpendableHero (748) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was really good. Almost black beer with a tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate and something herbal. Tastes of roasted barley, dark chocolate/coffee, cacao nibs, and earthy notes. Mixed with spruce/herbal hops. Interesting. Bittersweet, yet hoppy, finish. More of a black IPA in my opinion. Solid beer.
EricTeusink (679) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another beer I canít believe I never rated. Pours nearly black with slight red tinge and ample barely tan head. Scent is more fruit than roast with a hint of booze. Flavor is boozy sweet. I will be interested to see how the four I am cellaring progress. Bottle - Kroger - Decatur, Georgia
jhp40219 (303) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle into snifter. Pours black with a chocolate colored head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is surprisingly hoppy for an imperial stout. Big earthy hops with a bit of citrus, smoke, toasty malt and pine. If I had just smelled this, no way Iíd guess this was an imperial stout! Taste is also far hoppier than any imperial stout Iíve ever tasted. Fresh earthy hops too. You can tell this was dry hopped. Toasted malt, smoke, pine, and a bit of chocolate in the finish. Far more black IPA tasting than expected. Medium to slightly full bodied, oily but a little creamy textured, average to low carbonation, long and dry finish of earthy hops and toasted malts. VERY impressed! Tastes of a heavy black IPA with the body of a stout. Unlike any imperial stout Iíve ever had. Love the strong dry hop taste!
CJ_Pain (101) - Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not an imperial stout. More akin to a black ale or even a black IPA. Very similar, though slightly less hoppy than their dank tank "Some Strange". All that being said based not upon style than itís one helluva beer.
Chudwick (2108) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - smoky pine nose. Smooth for a impy stout. Black malts. Impressed.
AndyReynolds (880) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smoke-Kay thanks to Chudwick. Wasnít quite expecting that from an imperial stout but whatevs.
gendv138 (1206) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at ChurchKey. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of lemon citrus, big interesting herbal/spiced notes that I couldnít quite determine, maybe a bit of a minty or green tea flavor. On the taste, the herbal/spiced notes come through with some milk chocolate and caramel, maybe a bit of mint or green tea again. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel.
MadRobin (1900) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at R.D.F. in Gallery Place, Washington, DC.
Opaque, brown-black with a small creamy khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of pine, grapefruit, roasted malt and tropical fruit.
Taste of pink grapefruit, orange, pineapple, roasted malt, and tropical fruit.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation.
More like a black IPA with a roasted malt backbone than an imperial stout. For a stout, this is a pretty decent IPA.
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