mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pitch black with a bubbly medium tan head. Very unique smell for an imperial stout. Alot of roast and dark chocolate mixed with very piney forest hops. Ive smelled hops in stouts before, but I dont believe ever this piney. It wasa nice surprise. Taste is definitely very hoppy, even for an American imperial stout which wasnt really my thing. I like my imperial stouts with more of a chocolate and roasty body. Still a pretty good I.S., just different.
UGADAWG (3) - USA - FEB 13, 2007 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a close second to SW Festive beer. Very thick and tasty. Excellent on a cold winter night.
IPATL (4) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
As an IPA fan, this is the best tasting stout that i have ever tasted. It has a very Hoppy character, with moderate stout taste. I would defiantly get this beer again.
bctdi (3) - Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this sneaks up on you and immediately KICKS YOUR ASS!!!Soo good going down....has that hop after taste but the nose of a good malt character as your sucking down that 1st quaf.This is something I could get used to.Highly recommended.
pintocb (641) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 On tap at the brewery. Great chocolate flavor with lots of coffee overtones. Some bitternessin the finish, but not in a negative way. Nicely balanced stout.
Bottle. As dark as I remember. Lighter body. The cascade hops really come through in the finish. Iím not changing my rating, but my perception of the beer is a bit different. Still great though.
slabonator (29) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed this beer with friends at the Flying Saucer in Nashville, TN. This was a gift from the brewery and not for sale at the bar. It had a very dark appearance with a dense tan head. The aroma had dark fruit, chocolate and roasted malt character. The flavor was dark fruit - prunes, bitter chocolate and hops. 9%
unclemattie (3707) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2007 I had this beer on draft at Wild Wing Cafe in Marietta. Horrible! At first I thought it was a dirty glass. So I got another, in a different glass. NO! itís the same. Dark n color, no head. Tastes of pine sol, or some other kind of chemical. It was auffel! OK, Had it again. in the bottle. Much better. Original rating was a 1.7! Very dark in color. Beautiful foamy full milk chocolaty head. Huge hop aroma. Heavy flavors of cascade as well as in the aroma. Great improvement since the last time Iíve had this beer.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours black with mahogany hues and dense beige head. The aroma is malty, but with a big citrus character as well. The flavor is also very hoppy, somewhat resembling a very malty IPA. Pine, caramel, and roasted malt comprise the major flavors, but it has a bittersweet finish that tastes something like sage. Satisfying.
decaturstevo (4080) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a nice dark black with a tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, hops, alcohol, and a slight aroma/taste of licorish. Nice carbonation and mouth feel. Just a slightly watery palate kept this baby from being mucho grande!!
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This Imperial stout pours an eclipse black color form a growler. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, with some roasty malts. A medium bodied Imperial Stout. Malts are chocolate and coffee. Hops are grapefruity and earthy. Nice balance between the roasty malts, chocolate and coffee flavors. Very smooth taste. Very easy drinking Imperial Stout. Hides the 9% alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.