coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured black with a smallish tan head. Aroma and flavor hit all the classic imperial stout notes: dark roasted malt, stone fruits, mildly bitter, moderately sweet, some chocolate and coffee, faint touch of sourness. Got a whiff of apple in the aroma and up front on the taste. Thick mouthfeel, slightly creamy.
Drake (7834) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brewvival Trip Beer 88. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, faint fruits. The taste is whisky, wood, roasted malts and vanilla. Medium bodied.
mixmasterob (877) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brewvival 2013. Yes. This is what the fest has become. Huge, thick boozy stouts. Black pour with a big, dense dark brown head. Nose was full of sweet booze, wood, spent coffee grounds, cocoa, vanilla, burnt malt. Flavors were big and roasty, boozy, coffee and chocolate. Enormous body, fudgy thick. Big and rich, wow. One of the biggest/thickest stouts I tried all day.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Basically completely black, thick brown head. Aroma of vanilla, burnt espresso, bitter cocoa powder. Taste is black coffee grounds, unsweetened cocoa, vanilla, subtle booze. Very nice.