rosskyle (1113) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2018
Adding characters so I get submit to ratebeer. Will update with accurate description when possible.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone GregMooreNH (2158) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 2, 2018
Pours black with medium, tan head. Aroma is roast, coffee and light caramel. Flavor is caramel, moving to roast, coffee and a hint of earthiness. Finish is roast malt. A good stout. zoucrew102 (3331) - - APR 15, 2018
Bottle, 2017 vintage. Rich roasted malt aroma with notes of molasses, licorice and dark chocolate. Pours dark brown with a thin mocha brown head that has excellent retention and good lacing. Starts with rich molasses and licorice flavors as well as a full body and smooth mouthfeel. Finishes smooth with roasted malt and dark chocolate flavors. Nice imperial stout. AndyW68 (1866) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2018
Near black pour. Light brown tint. No real head. Aroma is smokey nutty roast malt. Taste follows nose. Nice alcohol burn. edgallow (4943) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2018
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and licorice. Taste is chocolate, vanilla and coffee
bubblehouse (1853) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2018 Pours a murky dark brown. Doesn't linger for to long really good and tasfy. islay (3623) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2018
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 2-5-18. “Bottled 12/11/17.” Pours dark brown with a moderate to large amount of taupe head. Pretty good lacing. Pleasant but ordinary imperial stout appearance. Chocolate and cocoa scents. Smells like Hershey’s chocolate. Maybe a touch of butyric acid in the smell? Some rotting vegetables in the aroma. Sweet, chocolatey flavor. Roasted malt finish that I like. Tastes like a big brown ale. Alcohol afterburn. Full body. Lively in the palate. Decent but forgettable palate effects. Simple and lacking in complexity for the style. Below-average for the style and too sweet. 188.8.131.52.13=>3.2 SpringsLicker (3814) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2017
Bomber from the cellar.
Black pour, no head.
Roast malt, coffee and abit of licorice in the aroma.
Lightly sweet and roasty, some light soy. Medium body. Bitterbill (2557) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017
From Jul 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with joe1510. Thanks Joe!
It pours a pitch black with about an inch of tan foam. Lots of lacing here but the foam disappears quickly.
The smell has a sweetish nose to it with caramel malt and roasted malt. I also get lighter notes of chocolate, maybe some dark fruit, and some coffee. Good nose.
The taste is sweet as well with lots of chocolate, some caramel, some bittering from roasted malt and light coffee, a bit of toffee, and a bit of alcohol (which I think almost tastes oakey). Just a bit, mind you, but it's there and I get a quite a bit of warming during and after the swallow.
When I poured it, it looked to be thickish and I think it *is* full bodied, which I like. The carbonation is on the light side and it finishes with some dark chocolate and coffee bitterness. I just wish the alcohol was better concealed because this is very tasty but it'll be kind of a chore to finish the bottle. Yeah, it's the middle of summer and I probably should have waited until old man winter returned with the colder temps but I couldn't and I didn't. ;^) No doubt about it though...I recommend it! Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2017
12oz bottle pours black big cocoa and licorice aroma taste follows suit with light vanilla and booze