Aurelius (5294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Nutty, chickory, slightly grassy, roasted aroma. Black with a thin tan head. Stiffly bitter, great roast profile, a little tannic, modestly sweet. Warming and great body. Nothing wrong with it. Thanks to someone down at Proof for sharing. phaleslu (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2017
16 oz. can via trade. Pours an opaque, deep, dark brown with a centimeter or so of tan head that settles into a ring, wee bit of film, and a few small stray ropes of lace in the glass. As advertised, it does lean a little hoppy, with more earthy and tobacco and herbal and citrus peel type hops, roasted malts, dark chocolate, burnt sugar, and faint ash. Medium-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a rich, roasty, bitter mouthfeel. Really nice, satisfying imperial stout that isnít afraid to go a little bitter. Not quite imperial black IPA territory, but not too far off. rejtable (2623) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2017
Can from brewery, thanks Scott! Pours black with lots of dark tan frothy head and tons of lacing. Nose is very grassy some coffee. Flavours of espresso, dark chocolate, grassy bitterness big time. Taste huge bitter, medium sweet. Full creamy body with lively carbonation and lasting bitterness to the finish. Interesting beer. elbernays (1478) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2017
Can shared. Pine, tobacco, leather, coffee, chocolate, berry. Big hop notes. Superb aroma. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, vanilla with a strong bitter finish. Different imperial stout. Aroma is fantastic but loses it a bit on flavour. Nearly a imperial bipa Johnsense (1629) - - MAY 30, 2017
Pours pitch black, larger tan head, good lacing throughout. Fairly hoppy up front, roasted malts, char, black coffee, quite bitter. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Drinks like a black IPA on steroids.
wchesser (2071) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Can from trade. Pitch black with big coffee crema head. Nose is massive piney hops, burnt malts. As others have said this is really like a black DIPA, bitter taste, slick mouthfeel with high carbonation which is an impressive feat, and flavors of char, bitter pine, bitter dark chocolate. Big beer. bookman10 (1112) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Pours a very thick, dark brown-black, with good-sized, creamy head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of roasted grain, with some hops noticeable, too. Flavor is quite bitter, with roasted (burnt) grain very noticeable, some chocolate, coffee, a touch of leather, and a surprisingly bold hop profile for a stout. As some others have noted, this is almost more like a double black IPA than a stout, really. I liked it, though it could use a bit more subtlety. beerplace (1603) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
473ml bottle (thx, Alex G.!) at Brianís office. Pours like an oil with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and hoppy bitterness. Same taste, way too bitter. This one is more a Black IPA, than an Imperial Stout. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
Quite dark, with a thick brown head. On the nose this has a vague coffeeish note, with a lot of nuttiness, mellow chocolate, and a lot of woody hop. Thereís a ton of hop on the palate, lots of bitterness, and thereís a lot of character. If you like Black IPAs, I think this is the stout for you, because itís an Imperial Black IPA. Thatís my kind of beer, I canít lie. fernans (54) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 16, 2017
Shockingly, not good. Very chalky. A sort of pure cocoa taste. Not at all like imperial Stouts I am use to. Not smooth at all.