beerguy101 (5355) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the Triple Rock Sour and Barrel Aged Fest on 2/10/2013. 2013 version. This Imperial Stout pours a dark black color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and sweet. A medium to full bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee, dark fruit and sweet. The hops are earthy. Decent balance. Good carbonation. Nice interplay between the dark fruit and roasty/chocolate malts. Hides the alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
slowrunner77 (9619) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"says 12.2 on rb but 13% at the brewery. this beer ain’t foolin around. unapolagetically boozy, vinous, and sweet, with complex dark fruit and chocolate/coffee aroma and flavor with little in the way of hops coming through. very tasty as a desert beer."
anders37 (22493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Roasted malty kicorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate finish.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent stout. Strong molasses, chocolate and coffee flavors. A little bitterness at the end.
Cory (372) - , California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Creamy but not syrupy on pallate, with the aroma of coffee and molasses. The sweet molasses up front with slightly bitter finish. The color is black as to be expected. Nothing super special but still good imperial stout.
aleph (231) - - APR 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Triple Rock. Dark, watery pour. Malts, molasses, plum, chocolate, brown sugar. All of which sounds great but, as usual with this brewery, the resulting beer is too thin, the flavor not rounded out, for it to be what it wants to be.
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Triple Rock. 2011 version. Pours a dark black with a small head leaving no lacing. The aroma is roasty and boozy with some sweet chocolate as well as some light coffee. Quite a bit of alcohol present. The taste is sweet and boozy. There is some coffee as well as some sweet dark chocolate. The finish has a bit of bitterness and is boozy and a bit astringent. Medium body. Low Carbonation.
joeneugs (5486) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 version on tap at the brewery. It pours very dark with some ruby tinged edges in the light. The aroma is alcoholic with some dates, molasses, and licorice. The flavor is very sweet and surprisingly light on the palate for the 13% ABV. Theres some powerful flavors in here with brown sugar, molasses, licorice, prunes, dates, fig, etc. I got a very strong hop profile in the background. It’s covered mostly by the alcohol, but a sweet orangy fruitiness in the finish reminds me strangely of Darkness.
robertjm (843) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Triple Rock. Dark black body. Small foamy head bubbles up on top. No aroma. Alcoholic aftertaste. Warming in the throat. Flavors of plum and brown sugar. Thin body masks the 13% alcohol. Lingering sugaryness. Bit of a hop character. Honestly, I want to pour this over some vanila ice cream!
Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub pouring deep darkness with thin ruby like mahogany edges and thin light tan head. The light aroma has sweet rich dark fruitiness and lesser amounts of dark roasted malts. The taste quickly brings up slick dark fruity sweetness with over ripe cherries, prunes, juicy ripe plums and some date fruit sweetness in there too for good measure. A moment here and there thin layers of roastiness, black strap molasses and black licorice timidly surface attempting to create some balance to the sweet dark estery onslaught. It stays very sweet and rich with dark fruitiness deep into the after taste. This is smooth sweet rich stuff.