MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark bron to black pour w/ a thick well laced tan head. Aroma is oddly hoppy for an IS. Reminded me of a bigger version of black sun for a second. Dark roast malts hints of lightly bitter coffee a touch of cocoa powder and some warm alcohols. Something though in the aroma just isnít quite right, just a touch off. Full well coated rich palate. Flavor has a lot of bottom of the coffee pot bitterness over roasted malt, a tiny hint of bitter cocoa powder. Drain pour.. not good at all.
Gription79 (2001) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Rich chocolaty aroma and flavor, hints of coffee from roasted malts, fruity alcohol notes, burnt toast in the finish, there is a big malty rich melanoidin character. This is a huge, rich, roasty, imperial stout. I could not drink much of this.
EamonTheGreat (25) - USA - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this at the Upland Brewery. Dark roasted notes with a nutty undertone. Well balanced and smooth for 10.2% alcohol. One of the better Upland beers I've had.
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kaser (1759) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour from draft at beer bistro. Nutty chocolate and coffee tastes. Rich and thick. Pretty good beer
TheArgoPirate (50) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours black with khaki head. Roasted and chocolate aroma with the same flavor. Creamy and well balanced. Very good stout.
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rubbishystuff (1688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Bangers and Lace. Decent but not outstanding Imperial Stout. All the notes hit though and nothing out of balance. Serving: Tap
fitwitchik (99) - USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bomber into a snifter a chocolate brown with a thin brown head
Aroma is funky almost artificial. Reminds me of Christmas ales.
Taste is decent. Dark chocolate coffee & a sweetness that isnít quite superb. Think I am getting cinnamon with this beverage & that pretty much kills it for me. Carbonation is slightly more than one would appreciate in a true stout.
Overall this an acceptable stout but its all over the place with intention. The base is good but there was a weirdness of flavor here that told me to go no further than half of the bomber.
osu97gp (612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with a large light brown head, Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and light caramel. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, and quite a bit of bitterness in the finish.
merc7186 (1469) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Chocolate Malts, Cocoa.
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Decent Lacing
Taste: Cocoa, Mildly Roasted Chocolate Malts
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Cloying
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber body with a small creamy tan head
Sweet roast chocolate and light caramel aroma
Big chocolate flavor some roast.
Medium full body mod carb
johnnnniee (1823) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received in trade from ajzy, thanks for thew opportunity!
Pours a solid dark brown/black color with a decent sized tan head that persists for a while before falling to a cap on top. Smells of roast and chocolate with a solid earthy hop edge and a faint plastic phenol. The flavor is roast and chocolate up front with enough roast and earthy hop flavor to provide more than enough balance. Light bits of dark chocolate and Hersheyís syrup mixed with a faint oxidized character round things out. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet rich chocolate mouthfeel. Nice brew, a couple of minor flaws, I enjoyed it for what is was.