DavidWoodruff (631) - Windsor, California, USA - APR 5, 2017 beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a long lasting tan head. Dark chocolate, caramel, toast, roasted malt and coffee aroma. Cocoa, roasted malt, toast, caramel, coffee, licorice and some dark fruit flavors. Full body and medium carbonation. Roasted malt and cocoa finish.
Black with a thick brown head. Aroma is dominated by coffee and chocolate. Flavor adds some nice roasted dark grain character to the aroma. Malty but really quite dry. Finish is bitter. Body could have been fuller. Overall a nice roast coffee stout. Closer to an Export stout than an Imperial. Inbreak (7047) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2017 14.02.2017, 0,65l bottle @ home:hayduke (5757) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Big brown fizzy-creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry sour-ish roasted, weeds, co2 stinging in the nose, minerals, roasted grain, sour grass, sour coffee, paper, unripe banana, burnt caramel, toast. Taste is sour-ish metallic, weeds, burnt grain, alcohol, metal tank, burnt caramel, sour coffee, harsh hops, burnt toast, ashes, bark. Longlasting harsh bitterness, burnt mineraly mouthfeel, fizzy carbonation. Meh!
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chst. Pours very black with a long lasting and big bubbled tan head that leaves beautiful lacing. Nose of coffee and chocolate. Full body. Creamy mouthfeel/\. Flavor of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted caramel meats, dark ripe fruit like plums, licorice, tobacco and citrus. Very complex flavors and well balanced. The finish is bitter and shows a cocoa finish. Great beer and gets even better as it warms. Strykzone (7893) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. A handsome beer. A thick tan head leaves beautiful lacing. The beer is almost black and thick looking. Aroma brings fruit in the first sniff, and second. But the flavor is big and roasty with dark chocolate. Fruit is under that and some spice. Big bitter grapefruit underneath everything enhance the roastiness. I taste something like purple grapes. Tobacco. I don’t remember ever having an imperial stout that was more bitter. I wanted to love it but we are in the friend zone. CacheManyHose (796) - HONG KONG - OCT 24, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2016 Bottle from Lucky, drank w Gary at the BYO Sofar living room gig. Opaque brown-black with foamy tan head. Smell and taste is moderate dark roasted malt, oatmeal, a bit chalky. Body is a bit on the frothy side, quite bitter, dark malt bite. Not bad but nothing terribly special. Not big enough to imperial.
Theydon_Bois (22092) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle split at the brewery, 03/02/16 - cheers !
Pitch black topped with a dirty tan swirl - textbook impy look !
Nose is rich roast, spice, dark toffee fudge, molasses, booze tunes.
Taste comprises light coffee, toasted brown sugar, molasses, rich malt, toffee.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, light hop coating and rising alcohol in the close.
Solid impy. dwyerpg (6630) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 28, 2016
This was pretty solid. Nice black color with a tannish head. Not quite oversweet but leaning that way, this has a strong full-bodied flavor. Pretty good. phaleslu (11074) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2016
22 oz. bottle shared by the brewer himself. Thanks again! Pours an opaque coffee brown with a finger tan fizzy head that lasts for quite a while. Notes of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, earthy hops, toasted sugar, and just a hint of molasses and vanilla. But the sweetness is way secondary here. Medium-bodied, with medium-plus carbonation and a roasty, bitter mouthfeel. Not bad, but not the type of imperial stout I normally go for. Could use a bit more body and balance. Leighton (23401) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle shared in CA - cheers! Pours deep brown with a frothy, beige cap. The nose gives off hard, ashy roast and dry cocoa. Light sweet flavour with assertive scorched earth bitterness, more ash, baking cocoa, woody dryness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Hard ashy roast continues in the finish, with more bitter earth and chocolate. A good working man’s stout. mR_fr0g (14430) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle at the brewery. Jet black coloured pour with a lasting light tan head. Aroma is deep rich dark chocolate cake, coffee. Flavour is conposed of rich dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, coffee, fruit cake, dried fruit with a hint of wood. Palate is full and frothy with a drying bitter finish.