tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at source. Black pour/tan head. Poor retention/some lace. Aroma is tangerine/grapefruit, light chocolate/roast. Taste is sweet, chocolate, roast, quite bitter, orange candies, citrus. Palate is soft, oily, bitter finish. More of a black DIPA than imperial stout. Good.
jbruner (3999) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brownish black from the bomber with thin ring of bubbly tan brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, tobacco earth, smoky roast notes, and a hint of booze. Taste is more of the same, good balance of deep roasted flavors, booze is well hidden. Thick and chewy, minimal carbonation, hint of oxidation, overall nice stout, as expected from them.
DandyWolfFloyd (1041) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma - has big alcohol, deep roast, acrid roast, and licorice.
Appearance - the body is black, the head is 2" and beige in color. The head settles very slowly, an island of steady foam. Some alcohol cloying.
Taste - has rich caramelized sugars, roast, vanilla, coffee, touch of anise, and Pacific Northwest variety hops. Exceptionally well balanced.
Palate - full body, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a micro second of bitters and astringent that drops like a rock. Wow!
bigda83 (838) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, murky, brown/black with a foamy tan head. Aroma of soy sauce, smoke, alcohol, leather, some chocolate, sweet malts. Flavor follows the nose, overly smokey and heavy on the soy sauce taste. Interesting. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation, alcohol on the finish.
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at RB Best Fest: Poured a black with tan head. Aroma is very boozy and roast. Taste is boozy, roasty malts, vanilla.
ebone1988 (1374) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Frank. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, earthy hops, some chocolate. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown, poured thin. Taste is roasted malt, earthy hops, dirt, coffee, eh. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, dirt and earthy hops aftertaste. Overall, eh. I’ve had been.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $? ][ Schnapps snifter ][ 03.25.16 ]
black with thin cream ring, lacing and oily cap. Booze dominates light gum-sweet esters and rubber. Front palate stings, burnt sugar dominates with light gum elements mid-palate, finishes some roast, softer toast and dough in the end.
Thisis12ptfont (1107) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of brownies, cocoa, dark roasted malts, cocoa, toffee, earth, pipe tobacco and slight piney hops. Pours black with a thin white foam and oil tracings on the top. Taste brings heavy earthy, ashy, chocolate, charcoal and cigar smoke upfront. Mid palate brings sweet milk chocolate, tree bark, roasted malts, dark grains and black licorice. Finishes smooth with residual hop oils, coffee oils, chocolate, licorice and raisins. Overall, a very unique take on a stout with a massive body and complexity. This sets the bar for non BA Imperial Stout. This is a real treat.
AndyW68 (1454) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown pour. No head. Aroma is sweet and grainy. Taste leans toward a molassus. Leans overly sweet.
gregwilsonstl (2112) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at my Outdoor bottle share. Pretty hoppy. Unfortunately tried this at the end of the share. Thx HankDaStank.
nimbleprop (7495) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours a murky brown with some spitty, beige head. Nose has some plastic, fragrant chocolate, pink peppercorns, brown sugar, marzipan. Flavor follows, marzipan, plastic, burnt chocolate, some smoke, pencil lead. Full bodied finish.