neepsntatties (2076) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2010 General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle picked up from the brewpub by my parents. I have had a few beers from this brewer and was not impressed. It almost scared me that they made an imperial stout. However, this one was pretty good. Pours a dark black color with a very thin khaki head that diminishes to brown swirls very quickly. The aroma consists of a LOT of bourbon and soy with some dark fruit and some light coffee and malt. The taste consists of bitter chocolate, a lot of bourbon, booze, and some sort of strange cherry-like tartness. It has a medium to heavy bodied mouth feel and finishes a bit bitter if it has a chance to warm up. Overall a solid imperial stout... it actually exceeded my expectations.
Got to try a bottle of this last night. Colour... black with a thick tan head. Nose... soy! Palate... soy! Oh, and some Worcestershire with a smidgen of Bourbon. Gimme a steak, so I can pour this over the top of it! puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2009
Pours black nice tan head, all roast malt nose,coffe,nice low carb mouthfeel, very drinkable.Odd sour finish.Overall a pretty good IS. vyvvy (6835) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2009
Pours very dark with a dark burnt orange head. The aroma has a ton of bourbon, some cream, vanilla and milk chocolate. Thick body with soft carbonation. The flavor starts with a nice blend of bourbon, roasted malt and green apple. The finish is a bit sour. An okay beer that is fine for the style and price. SHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle: Poured a thick black with tan color head. Aroma was strong bourbon, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. Taste was roasted malt, chocolate, and slightly hoppy at the end.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours black as night with a thin cream head. Very strong bourbon on the nose, a bit of vanilla too. Very smooth, great bourbon and oak flavors. Alcohol not in your face. Good beer! SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Had on tap in Elgin at BREWFEST 2006.
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Dark black with a fairly large brown frothy head. The nose is sweet with malts and sugar. The taste is mostly that of a sweet stout but towards the end there is a present bitterness from hops. Smoothe and silky creamy with some coffee towards the end. Just a dab of chocolate. Ovearll pretty good but I would like more imperial from this imperial. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Good Imperial, satisfying without being overpowering. Great pour, deep black with a creamy chocolate head that does some amazing lacing. The aroma is full of roasted barley and barley malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and a hint of woodiness. Very thick and creamy in the mouth. The aroma is reflected in the flavor,and the drink finishes on a dry, slightly bitter note. Nice balance. Very good drink.Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2006
My only complaint is the slight fecal aroma (fleeting) at the beginning of the drink. -- Kidding. Mike Rybinski, brewmaster, showed me some of the judges’ remarks from a contest that some of his brews had been entered in, and this utterly ridiculous comment was on one of the cards.
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On tap at Goose Island Stoutfest as "Walter Payton’s Roundhouse Imperial Stout". This was not the bourbon-aged release. Poured a lovely shade of black with a medium creamy caramel head. Nose picked up the usual (and hoped for) suspects... roasted bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and some dark fruit. Flavor was about the same, but felt as though some almost artificial sweetness was added (not bad, but odd). Finish was of medium-length with roasty chocolate and coffee. Smooth on the palate with well-placed coffee bitterness at the edges. Very tasty brew all-around.