Jerm719 (193) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Minimal head. Malty, maple, hint of smoke, light earthy hops, brandy. Balanced. Very good but a bit watery. MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Rich, creamy, roasty, slightly sour milk, bittersweet chocolate. Overall very good, just a little something I can’t put my nose on. tightslice (1278) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Bottle from Costco in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is smoke, mild sweet jerky, herbal liquor, some licorice, chocolate. Taste is cocoa, mild smoke, mild umami, herbal / bitter liquor. Wanted just a little more richness, would have put this over the top. jinroh (1524) - ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2016
Dark, almost black. Aroma has some roast, a bit of alcohol and honey sweetness. tastes actually thinner than I expected, ashy and leathery from one side and sweetish honey from the other. Overall, nice decent imperial stout, not completely wow’ing me but enjoyed that. seuinoz (255) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Smells of maple and smoke. I got a hint of molasses also. Taste is maple with a plesent smoke taste. Black as tar in the color. medium full body, sticky texture, long finish, still has the smoke taste well after sip is done. Really a tasty beer.
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Pours an opaque dark brown color with khaki colored head. Roasted malts, smoke, sweetness, cocoa powder, sugar, and some woody notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with much of the same, roast and smoke linger. blackflag321 (689) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Shared bomber in snifters. Typical appearance for an RIS, as well as a typical RIS taste . . . at least initially. The birch/honey/smoked malt contributed to a nontypical taste from mid-plate through to the finish. Earthy wood smoke, slightly sweet, mild graham cracker, euniceradio (525) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2016
22 bomber to tulip. Pours black, tan short head. Aroma of toast, baking chocolate. Faint Aroma for such a big beer. Taste of baking choc, toasted malts, nut, marachino, floral. Mouthfeel is mod-thick, decent carb. Flavors are straight forward, not too complex. arkurzynski (2415) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Black. Roast, burnt Baker’s chocolate, and brown sugar. Flavor is more burnt bitter chocolate and roast malt. foyle (421) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Sampled from 22oz bomber into schooner glass.
Pours a 1" tan head that falls quickly with faint lacing. Color is opaque black. Aroma of dark roasted malt, licorice, molasses, smoke. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky with a somewhat damp lingering finish. Flavors of burnt toast, woody smokiness, chocolate, molasses, licorice with earthy and some citrus rind hops. A pleasant winter warmer to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a great brewery.