alexsdad06 (5819) - Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a dark brown to black in color with a small khaki head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate ample citrus and earthy hop bitterness, definitely one of the hoppier imperial stouts, the body seems thin, very much like a black IPA.
DrSilverworm (6817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, big thanks to b3shine! Shared with local Ratebeerians. Black color. Thin brown head, very nice darker color to the head. Leaves great thicker bits of lace. Looks wonderful. Bigger body, good chewiness to the texture. Very satisfying thickness. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick, lightly drying in the finish. Great texture. Fantastic flavor, too. Good bigger earthy mildly piney resiny hop, nice roast malt, dark chocolate, cocoa nib and mild coffee. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Lighter sweet. Light bit of heat on the end. Very satisfying balanced hoppy stout. Really tasty.
Thechasm442 (337) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excited to try this one, love the Simpsons quote. Anyway, a bomber poured into a pint glass. The beer is an solid black with a thick, tan head that lingers a long time and leaves a ton of lacing. Aroma is rich chocolate, coffee, and cocoa. There is a hint of fruity, piney hops as well. Flavor is very intense and extreme up front. Roasted cocoa and coffee are met with a kind of tropical fruity flavor. It sounds odd but works very well together. There is a ton of roasted barley in this beer as well. It somewhat coats the mouth and leaves a sweet, but not cloying taste. The alcohol is well hidden. This is an awesome beer, and different from most imperial stoutís I have had.
jredmond (5555) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2014 with Andrew, Mel and company. Pours a deep blackish brown body with thin tan lacing. Aroma is fresh pine and rich chocolate roast. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of chocolate, light roast and super fresh pine hop character. Really nice hoppy stout.
b3shine (5737) - Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a very slightly translucent dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, roast, and loads of hops. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Good beer that I see as more of an Imperial Black IPA than an Imperial Stout.
jonnyguns (1044) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at 3Floyds Brew Pub. Pours a motor oil black. Nose has citrus, malts and chocolate. Taste isn't overly roasty. More chocolate citrus driven. As it warms the booze is still hidden. More chocolate coming through. Not a bad drop
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RobertDale (3663) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF 2014. Comes almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, citrus, and coffee. Very good.
baraciisch (1975) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of licorice, raisin in the nose... Dark black, light tan head... Tastes like a date, notes of dark fruit, raisin, and licorice... Great beer
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beerbaaron (1314) - Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Dark dark brown, nearly black. Almost no head. Super hoppy. Pine, grapefruit. Fairly sweet. A little roasty..but mostly hoppy. Medium to full body..soft and delicate almost.
Hammy78 (762) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had at the brewpub. Pours a midnight, motor oil black with a dark tan head that is almost gone right away. Loads of sugary lace spots that donít cling together. Nose is sweet, but there is a ton of citrus hops (maybe a certain New Zealand style hop) in there. Malts, but not that roasted. Tastes like sugary toffee, with a bitterness that is really nice. Chocolate, a touch of coffee. Booze. Just awesome. They need to bottle this.