TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with Steve and the Foco BA crew. Deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Somewhat organic, earthy, woody, dark chocolate, light coffee aroma. Earthy, rich toasty, chocolate malty flavor.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. First reviewed 2/23/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Teddy Bear Kisses pours a near black mahogany color, with walnut edges. A nice coffee colored head fades quickly, leaving a few spots of lace on the glass.
The aroma is quite light for an imperial stout. Dark roasted barley, dark chocolate,
Dark roasted malt gives off a nearly burnt flavor. Some dark chocolate and espresso add some bitterness, with molasses and raisins adding some sweetness. The finish is sweet, but with a little coffee as well.
This has a medium to full body for the style, with a slightly sticky yet still dry feel. Light to medium carbonation.
Overall I thought this was good, not great. Although that might be an unfair comparison given what it was going up against.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with a big brown head. The huge nose is full of roasted notes and sweet chocolate. Plenty of alcohol in the nose as well. Same flavors, but not as robust as the nose. Very fizzy with a warm finish. Good stuff, but it could be so much better.
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: February 17, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: Crown Description: Opaque black pour with large tan head and some lacing. Aroma was malty, chocolate, coffee and some alcohol. Taste was similar with a strong alcohol presence at end and a dry overly bitter finish. This was way too carbonated for an impy stout.
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled during the Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 1/21/12. Pitch black pour with a thick tan head. Nose consists of chocolate, roasted malt and apple. Flavor starts roasty, then moves to apple and chocolate before a boozy and roasty finish.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a thin wispy mocha head. Notes of sweet chocolate, dark roasted malt, pepper, thick chewy caramelized wort, and mdoerate herbal resins. Full to heavy bodied with moderate alcohol and lively carbonation. I enjoyed this one quite a bit.
Dogbrick (7575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the 4th Annual Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 01/21/2012: Pours black with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate malt and coffee. Medium body with a bittersweet mocha character and flavors of roasted malt and hops in the background. The finish is roasty with a coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Ryan for letting me pull this out of his cellar. Not sure how old this was but it was still pretty damn tasty. Nice chocolate malt presence in the aroma and flavor. ABV is masked very well which makes for an incredibly easy sipping beer.
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful black with a nice tan head. Smells chocolate, coffee and a bit of yeast. The chocolate is in the front of the taste, followed by a slight hoppiness and ends with a little bit of alcohol heat. A decent brew.
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Poured jet black with a thin, beige head. Initially I thought this had too much hop bitterness off the bat and distracted from the cocoa characters. After revisit sips I still only got more and more bitterness and the chocolate I was hoping for was struggling to make an impression on my palate. Some roast and malt sweetness. Faint chocolate. Alpha bitterness, resinous. Earthy.