krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours black with light brown head. smells like roast malt and wet paper.the palate is fairly creamy. taste is roasty burnt malts with some mild chocolate hops provide a nice balance to the malts. finish shows some alcohol.
Finhead (1041) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, nearly black, pour with a creamy, tan head. The aroma has roasted chocolate with some plum and mild earthy hops. It has a full body with silky texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a slightly dry, roasted finish.
jsmerig (1043) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black with a rich tan head. Aroma of maple and smokey roasted oats. Taste is smooth and subtly sweet up front with a syrupy middle that gives way to a dark roasted coffee burnt toast bitterness.
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Scipio (600) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a medium dark tan head. The aroma has roasted malts, coffee, and vanilla, with the roasted elements standing out most. Taste still contains the malts, less coffee, but chocolate flavors coming through now. I still detect mild vanilla. Aftertaste is a roasted chocolate. Full bodied and with a thick texture. There is minimal carbonation. This one is a bit odd. It has everything that I enjoy in a stout. However, all of the impressions are muted. There isnít anything that is robust that captures your attention. This one isnít bad, and I have no problem drinking it. But Iím looking for more.
valpoaj (597) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aged bottle pour (unsure how long this has been cellared for - I really need to keep better tabs on this!) Medium tan pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty, some roasted nuts, hint of cocoa & toffee. Flavor is a bit thin....chocolate malts, roasted nuts...more bitter than sweet, which was a bit of a surprise. Palate is a bit thin as well. Not a bad beer, but neither was it particularly good for the style...
wchesser (894) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extra from rxeight- thanks, Al! Nice nose of dark roast cold press coffee and mushrooms. Taste of sweeter dark roasted malt light soy and tar. Decent, bit thin.
Bamsen78 (2006) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Rattle & Hum, NYC. Pours cloudy very dark brown with small tan head. Dark aroma of coffee, chocolate and caramel malt. Sweetish, boozy flavour with notes of caramel and chocolate. Very mild aftertaste. OK but I have tasted better imp stouts.
jgb9348 (4294) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a muddy brown glow and an oily top with no head at all. Aroma of vanilla, milk, malt, oak, earth and way more vanilla - this is potent! Medium to Full-bodied; Strong vanilla flavour with some oak, roasted malt, light coffee and nuts with an earthy finish and some light grape and cherry flavours. Aftertaste shows caramel, roasted malt, earth, a touch of pit fruit flavours and bunches more vanilla - not too complex however, especially for the style. Overall, a drinkable Imperial Stout, but not complex nor showing a flavour range than most Imperial Stouts have - this tastes like it could have come from a brewpub down any street in mainstream America, not a great offering from Two Brothers, like I was expecting. Nice to try, but definitely wouldnít buy more of this to age, at all. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods (Bowery) in New York, New York on 25-November-2011 for US$2.99 sampled at home in Washington on 09-September-2013.
Lot 3071 // Alcohol (on bottle): 9.1% // purchased Nov 2011 // sampled Sep 2013
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BottleSelect.com. Pours very dark brown/black with a slight dark tan head. Aroma of dark malt and darkish fruit. Full bodied or nearly. Flavor is smooth dark malt, burnt, a touch of coffee, and dark fruit/hop. Itís certainly dry. Not one of those syrupy versions. Not getting chocolate. Itís clean and dark.
ineedbeer (433) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is slightly toasty with a touch of a chocolate note. Hints of fig and prune. A touch of wet cardboard oxidation is starting to show through. Overall fairly muted.
Pours black with a small, faint mocha head that quickly recedes. No legs and no lacing. Touch of a head on the edges.
Flavor is fairly sweet with a moderately strong prune note and lighter notes of chocolate and roast. A touch of red grapes and figs also present. Medium bitterness that is more apparent in the finish. Lingering bitter chocolate and prunes in the finish. This is one of the more prune forward stouts I have had. Some lingering sweetness.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency is moderate alcohol warmth.
Overall an alright stout, but the fig character is fairly strong. A nice chocolate note and light roast but not enough to overcome the fruit notes. I prefer my fruit notes to be more of a background note.
kaser (1789) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at farmhouse. Black pour brown head. Nut and cocoa aroma. Chocolate malty taste. Good