KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky very dark brown with a large (2-3 finger) mocha brown creamy head that dissipated slowly down to a few puddles and a foamy collar creating excellent sticky sheeting of lace.
The aroma had a strong pine hop presence, a moderate burnt dark bread malt and an earthy leathery yeast with notes of baker’s chocolate, dark roasted coffee and a good strong dose of alcohol.
The taste was mildly bitter sweet with a nice chocolate note at first and finished rather bitter and extremely hoppy with a decent coffee note at the end. The flavor lasted a good long time proceeding the swallow letting one enjoy the nice hoppy espresso flavor that was left to linger.
Mouthfeel was good and full in body with an oily dry texture and a nice soft carbonation.
Overall an exceptional Imperial Stout with an IPA added, simply delicious...
merc7186 (1502) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Molasses, Mildly Nutty
T: Molasses, Maple
M: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Sweet
Overall, a mediocre imperial stout...some sweetness, mildly nutty but that’s it.
Beergeek23322 (1736) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5/2/2010. On tap at the brewery. Dark brown color with a tan head. Malty aromas with chocolate, coffee and hops. Licorice flavors with bitter hops. Not bad at all.
DrunkSanta410 (32) - Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013 vintage. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark brown with one finger of khaki head. Pours thinner than other imperial stouts that have a syrup-like consistency. Smells bland. Taste is similar, bland with a thin mouthfeel. Not impressed, much better imperial stout offerings out there.
AndyW68 (716) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good shot. Dark brown to black with tH head. Aroma is Smokey and sweet. Taste is sweet and mild bitter.
Lemke10 (625) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pours a dark brown/black color with a slight brown head. The aroma is slightly robust with a bit of hops as well. The taste is smooth and has reasonably good robust flavors. There are lots of toasted, roasted malts with hints of coffee and toffee. Leaves a slight bitter happy ending!
ttroha (110) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black in color with a toffee colored head. Very subtle hints of chocolate and coffee. Wonderful lingering aftertaste that really sticks with you
JHeath99 (310) - - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark opaque black with a nice layer of toffee color head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with a hint of dates/raisins. Taste of roasted malts, slightly nutty, with an undercurrent chocolate.
timfoolery (1070) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle from Justin. Aroma and flavor of chocolate malt and a load of lightly flavored hops. Not really bitter at all, but there's definitely a massive, bland hop character. Palate is extra clean. Good beer.
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AirForceHops (2375) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 vintage shared with Adam J. Pours deep black, thin tan head. Taste is real hoppy with roasted malt, licorice, dried tobacco, chocolate, and pine. Hops are old of course. Nice mouthfeel, creamy texture. Alcohol can’t be found. Lightly bitter lingering roasted finish. This brew is good but you have to ask yourself “What am I looking for in a stout?” This is better consumed real fresh rather than cellaring.
adamjackson (1762) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours like a porter, minimal head. nose is cigarette butts and chocolate ice cream. Taste is not bad. hint of licorice, lots of roast! tons and tons of roasted coffee taste. It’s a nice stout.