Walking Man Jaywalker Russian Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
Commemorative ale brewed in memory of Jay Johnson. IBU 100+

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2006
On tap at the Dog and Pony in Renton. Pours and opaque black with a brown head. Coffee and vanilla aroma. Full creamy body with light carbonation. Is there something more than full body? Sweet, almost syrupy taste with chocolate, vanilla, nuts, dark fruit and roasty malt. Pretty clean finish, given all that’s going on in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Fluffy off-white greyish head with a deep and slightly reddish opaque black body. Bright, alcoholic aroma with obvious chocolate, coffee, and other rich notes. Dry and delectable. Grrreat!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Opaque black with a small tan head. This might shock everyone but it smelled like choclate, coffee, caramel, et al... The flavor was, shockingly, much the same. Some hot alcohol creeps in maiking things, ummm, more lively. Full bodied with an alcohol burn. Yet another Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 16, 2005
GABF 2005: poured black with a brown head. Milk, chocolate and coffee aroma. Coffee and chocolate dominate the flavor with a touch of vanilla. Good beer that is very potent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2006
On tap, and from a growler into an English Pint. Pours a completely thick and dark blackish tan with very little head, but what is there is tannish as well. Aroma is heavy towards the roasted malt and coffee notes while being carmalized as well. It’s actually somewhat medium bodied, but the flavor is very heavy in coffee, chocolate, roastiness, and molasses. I pick up a hint of sweetness (cherries I think) towards the finish before the alcohol kicks in surrounded by coffee. I fall in love with everything from Walking Man that touches my tongue. I will definitely drink this one anytime I have the chance to!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2005
GABF 2005. The first beer at the festival. My notes were very similar to Aubrey’s. It had a really nice aroma, which is hard considering those little glasses and one ounce pours. The mouthfeel was tremendous and chewy. It was not destroyed by excessive hops, but nicely balanced. It was very vinous and intensely fruity, with raisin, charred plum, chocolate and roast flavors. Went back for seconds three or four times.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Growler compliments of Indiana_Red. Dark, dark color with a powerful growing flavor. You can definitely sense the alcohol in this beauty. Flavors of dark chocolate and prunes followed by some burnt notes and a little burn. The aroma is sweet and inviting. The aftertaste leaves a pleasant mild choco flavor on the tongue tempting you to go back for another sip. Thanks a bunch Indiana_Red for driving safely while tired to get this brew back to Boise!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Good amount of smoke and toasted marshmallows. Not sweet or sticky at all. Notes of raisin, toasted marshmallow, alcohol, figs, cream, some coffee, and some milk chocolate. Very well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
neepsntatties (1784) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Just got a growler of the ’08 Jaywalker at the Walking Man Brewery this evening (11/19/09). Also got a growler of the Bourbon barrel Jaywalker (but that’s another rating, for another day!). Let me preface by saying this stuff was AMAZING and the Bourbon barrel version was AMAZING-ER!!! It was a pleasure to share these fresh growlers with, "hannont" and, "Mr. Plumpy". Colour... the total blackness of a moonless night, unless you count the thin mocha head. Nose... redolent of brown sugar, gingerbread, molasses and crushed Brooks prunes. Palate... gentle CO2, then a surge of sweetness including the coating flavours of Don Pedro Ximenez, coffee, unsulphered molasses, dark caramel, burnt dark brown sugar, turbinado and one extraordinarily long finish! Well worth the higher than usual growler price!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
How did I know Walking Man was going to make this beer rock? GABF 2004. Slightly astringint aroma, but not detracting believe it or not. Great head on this. Palate is soft, malty and quite nice. Taste of vanilla, oak, and coffee bean. Finish is bitter from the good hopping that is so needed in and IS. Walking Man rules!

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