dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to SFLpunk for throwing this one in as an extra in a recent trade. You’re the man!! 12oz bottle shared with Mikelovesbeer. Pitch black pour with no foam. A healthy amount of coffee bean in the aroma with dark chocolate. The flavor had an almost milky/lactose vibe to it. Smooth like a chocolate milk. Super tasty and would recommend to anyone.
Properhead (1) - Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Knight Slayer is a opaque stout with a very dismal head. I found the taste of the alcohol was too present for my liking with an 9.5% alcohol content. With very minimal carbonation it reviles the sweetness and allows a warm finish.
craftycarl21 (2285) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Farmhouse in Burlington. Black pour, smallish beige head. Aroma is full of roasted malt, lactic sugar, cream, dark chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is comparable, with increased chocolate and espresso notes. The mouthfeel is somewhat thin for an imperial stout, but glides down smoothly. I like a more robust and dense beer in this style, but the flavors are still quite good. Clearly Trout River’s best beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black bruin body with an off white head. Roast y bitter chocolate malt tones. Hints of vanilla and wood, roasted coffee bitterness. Light licorice and chocolate malt tones. A decent warming with a nice bitterness to balance. Nice.
johnnnniee (2651) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a solid dark brown with faint garnet highlights when held to light. Smallish tan head shows decent retention with minimal lace. Smells of coffee and roast with a hint of caramel. Smells nice, but has a dry Irish kind of feel to it. Taste is roasty and coffee with a bit of butterscotch and some mild dark fruits and licorice in the finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, moderate level of carbonation with a medium body. This is a fairly tasty beer, but its a stretch to call this an Imperial Stout. Foreign Extra or American stout would have scored much higher.
puboflyons (2340) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler obtained at the brewery. The pour is deep black with little to no head. But the server told me it would be low in carbonation. The aroma is of dark malts, some dark fruits, yeast, and sweetness. No chocolate or coffee that I picked up. The body is a little less than medium but it is very smooth. Sweet taste with low bitterness. Alcohol very-well integrated. It would be easy to over indulge.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Tucker for sending this one out . Brownish black in color with a small tan head. Not a ton of aromas off the top. Medium bodied beer. Understated stout flavors of chocolate, coffee, and toasty malt. Almost a blend of an IRS and sweet stout. Not too bad of a beer.
boozedude (2159) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with pals on deck at club w...brownish pour with chocolate malt goodnesd...goid
douglas88 (6692) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Toby, these labels are cool at least. Pours a brown color with a tiny white head. The aroma is sweet cocoa, light chocolates. The flavor is thin, some chocolate, reminiscent of a 4% porter, light fruit. Decent.
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve been sitting on this for 8 months or so. The aroma is pure chocolate and dark roast coffee. The taste is datk espresso and cocoa rounded out by a healthy dose of hops. For a plain imp stout, this is pretty nice.