markwise (4098) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at TBBC. Pours dark brown black with a dark tan head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, cocoa, slight earth, and Hershey bar. Flavor is the sme with a great chocolate quality. Silky mouthfeel and a delicious chocolate throughout. Very enjoyable imperial stout.
Sledutah (3650) - Utah, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by Dave, thanks
Appearance: Black with a big tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, woody and chocolate
OK, easy to drink.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub, labeled as 8.0% ABV. Pours nearly black, with just a faint hint of mahogany at the edges. A lasting, thick, mocha colored head leaves dense rings of lacing on the glass. Aromas of bold, bittersweet dark chocolate and burnt caramel are deepened with notes of ripe fig and raisin. Flavors follow suit, nice and chocolaty, with a good amount of sweet caramel and sweet mocha. Dark, sweet fruit notes bridge the gap to an earthen, hoppy finish. Thick and syrupy on the palate, the obviously high sugar content leaves a sticky film in the mouth. This is a good imperial stout, but I prefer mine with a little more roast to back up the choco-caramel sweetness.
Loineshawn (3011) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Best beer so far from tampa bay brewing. Pours black with a tan head, some nice lace on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and coffee- great . Roasted malts, sweet malts. Very well balanced. Really diggin this beer. Sticky creamy smooth mouthfeel. Some nice hop bitterness. As well. This beer was pretty tight
burg326 (2769) - Florida, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft poured a dark brown, almost black color with aromas of light chocolate, roast, and some earth. Flavors follow suit, a solid basic stout, wish they out this on more.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Coral Springs. I felt like this one had great potential but is missing some elements. Could use some more coffee/chocolate flavor. The ABV is masked very well and it’s pretty easy to sip on.
dchmela (2484) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours thick and clack with a frothy tan head. Bitter dark chocolate dark fruit aroma. Taste is smooth and thick, chocolate and caramel malt and some roasted grain and coffee. Very tasty Impy Stout.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2007 A lot of chocolate in the aroma and almost has a gooey, not quite all the way baked, brownies smell. Some bitter notes in there as well. Deep black with a tight mocha head that stays for the whole beer. More chocolate malt in the fore with just the right alcohol coming over the top. Some mild nutty notes. Finish is creamy and bitter. Definitely a lower key Imperial abv wise, but the flavor is very good, almost delicate, though still quite thick in body.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ultra pitch black, creamy tan head. Absolutely smelled like raw chocolate chip cookie dough, with additional notes of roasted coffee, cream, fresh vanilla, with a slight hint of smoke. Flavor was all about rich toasted malt that turned roasty as I worked my way through it. Additional mocha, toffee and caramel flavors bounce in and out, but with a light hop bitterness keeping any sweetness in check. Full bodied and very smooth, moderate carbonation, chocolaty, bitter-sweet finish. Thanks Dave for allowing us to try this one. Great brew which I look forward to trying again in the near future...
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled at the brewpub. Opaque black in color with a deep brown head. Aroma is alot of roast and chocolate, don’t get much more than that. Taste is heavily roasted with alot of chocolate, and some molasses sneaking in creating a pleasant bittersweet character. pretty full bodied, almost too much roast in this. Pretty straightforward- not too complex but enjoyable. not much alcohol detected.