Msavage235 (90) - - AUG 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good Imperial Stout but not sure that it warrants the 100 rating on here. I’ve had better. Pours opaque black with a thin mocha head and barely a shine when held up to light. The mouthfeel struck me the most as it is grainy, sandy and roasted. This is a dark, dark beer with roasted malt and dark chocolate the predominant flavors. Coffe pervades the beer, on the front and back end. This beer is backed up nicely by subtle notes of vanilla and cream which gives it a sweeter back end that stays in the mouth in a nice way. The grainy darkness goes well with the smooth back end. This isn’t a wowzer Imperial Stout but is a good beer that is light on alcohol for something so heavy. Give it a whirl.
musinj6 (410) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black with off white head. Heavy lacing with one finger head. Very roasty. Black coffee aroma. Moderately bitter. Dry . Soft carbonation. Full bodied. Long bitter and roasty finish . Solid stout.
ibrubeer (143) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Bocktown, PIT. Nice roasty aroma, maybe a little too hoppy. Jet black color, with nice tight bubbles in a thin beige head. Flavor is more like a black IPA, than IS. Full bodied. Overall a good beer, but not really for an IS.
goodmedicine (3) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 19, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
like other commenters suggested, this read more like an imperial black ipa to me. extremely dark and oily with a light beige head. first taste of coffee and caramel followed by a heavy hop bitterness that reminds be of a good double ipa. malty throughout. don’t drink stouts much but this is yummy!
voncrease (36) - - NOV 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Tilley’s Bar Newcastle upon Tyne. Flavoursome, rich, dark stout, smooth texture, bitter after taste.
SimplySike (949) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with light brown head.
Aroma piny hop, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, wood, caramel, toffee.
Taste hoppy coffee bitter, caramel chocolate complex sweets.
Mouthfeel oily, bit dry.
BrewTom (312) - - NOV 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel smell, coffee taste, dark as a moonless night looks, oil slick mouthfeel. Like liquid burnt toffee flowing down the throat.
Rated by BrewTom
furthur (198) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, black body, walnut colored head, good lacing. Aroma of whiskey, raisin, molasses, dark malt. Taste is bitter malt/citrus rind, hops sprucy resin. Palate is smooth, not super rich, carbonation subdued. This is more of an imperial black IPA.
Mjp12 (411) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, is it stout , a black IPA , or something completely new? Biscuit malts mingle with old hops on the aroma. A luxurious mouthfeel, and the warmth of its abv give a supreme winter beer.
madvike (2806) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours black with a thin tan head. Really roasty nose, ashy, a bit of piney hop presence, Same taste--lots of charcoal, dry dark roast, pine hops, bitter finish and a bit warming. Slick and fairly thick in the mouth.
Christpuncher (1342) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong roasted coffee start with a bitter hoppy finish. Slightly smokey flavor. Smelks chocolately. Pours black in color with a tan head. Had at home
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