Gription79 (2429) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by Ibrew2or3 at a tasting in April 2011.
Aroma: smoky, tobacco, roasted malts
Taste: roasted malts, chocolate, spicy
Overall: A great Imperial Stout with a solid bitterness and a thick/full body. Not overly sweet.
MadRobin (2262) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap (nitro?) 4 oz. sampler at Tampa Bay Brewing Company in Yber City (Tampa), FL.
Opaque, near black with a creamy tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt and mild chocolate.
Taste of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization with a nitro-like mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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 (2012) - 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.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating from 10/29/2003 moved from dry stout rating</b< (This was the Imperial version of this Stout, I guess they brew a Dry under the same name) (Cask and draft) Black with nice tan head. Big vanilla, oak, chocolate, and coffee aromas. Flavor is more subdued then the aroma, oaky and chocolate flavors dominate. Medium smooth body, a bit thin. Cask version was much better then the draft version. More creamy and better overall flavors.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, with a light brown head. Good lacing left on the glass. Alot of dark chocolate seemed to be the most noticeable aroma right off the bat, but eventually turned into a little coffee and some roast too. Very thick mouthfeel, a little oily with a burnt malts seemingly everywhere here. Very roasty, with coffee backing it up most of the way. Pretty solid stout.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewery on 4/5/08. Pours a dark brown to black with a creamy white head. Aroma: grain, chocolate, coffee. Tastes the same with slightly bitter, chocolate, coffee finish.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. Nose is roasted malt, black malts, earthy hops, coffee, cocoa, mild anise. Flavor is rich malt, burnt coffee, mild dark chocolate, booze and sweet sugar. Real nice Imperial stout.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro tap at the brewpub in Tampa Bay. Poured a deep black color with a creamy, one finger brown head. The aroma was of dark fruit and bitter chocolate. The flavor was vanilla, roasted malt, coffee and a slight chocolate finish. The palate was excellent on this one, with a velvet mouthfeel, soft carbonation and a full body. I was pleased with this one, and a few minor tweaks could make it great.