Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Sampled @ Strong Ale Fest San Diegobb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2005
The beer pours the color of Onyx with the head creamy light chocolate brown and portly in size with the resultant lace a fine curtain to conceal the glass. Nose is that of rich toasted grains, coffee and bittersweet chocolate, fresh and pleasing to the olfactory senses, start is rich chocolate malt, sweet and the top thick and rich. Finish is mild in its carbonation with the hops purposeful in their spiciness, bitter-sweet dry aftertaste, quite a tasty brew tis' true!
Draft. 2003 Keg. Nitro. Black beer with a big beige nitro head. Chocolate aroma with a little roastiness. Big chocolate flavor with soe underlying roastiness and licorice. Some alcohol warming at the end. Very smooth - velvety mouthfeel. Great chocolate flavor - this is what Young’s Double Chocolate should be JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 6, 2003
this has the normal Imperial stout appearance. The aroma is roasty coffee/espresso. The body is thin, but a lot of flavor comes thru. a beginner's imperial stout. SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2004
4 oz sampler at brewery on nitrogen tap. Poured ebony with slight reddish brown highlights when held to light. Massive creamy tan head took a while to settle. Mild aroma - dark roasty malts, bitter chocolate and coffee. Smooth rich flavor, lots sweet and bitter tastes vying for dominance and ending in a nice balance. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. I wish they'd bottle this stuff! Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - APR 27, 2004
Had a Speedway before this. This one is on nitro and is drier with a nice cocoa flavor. alittle dark fruit is mixed in there as well. Not as flat tasting as some nitros I've had. Taste is a little unexceptional, but there's nothing to complain about either. Aroma is lacking, but you never know when it's coming out of a pint glass, and is slightly too cold.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2004 Sampled at the Homebrew Mart: Pours an almost jet-black, dark brown color with a fine tan head. Aroma is pleasantly roasted bitterness, alcohol, dark fruit, some excellent hoppy spicy notes. Flavor mirrors the aroma almost identically. Hops, bitter roasted malt, chocolate, some light coffee, and some sweet dark fruits. Body is exceptionally rich and smooth with the alcohol tingling the cheeks on the way down. Good stuff. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Draft @ Ballast Pt.: 2003 Vintage & Nitro Pour Black with a large tan cascading head. Arma of roasted malt and sweet light coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee and bitter sweet chocolate. Light warming sensation. Creamy. beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Draft from BP, early Dec 05 tasting. Nitro. Opaque black with creamy beige head. Medium roasty malt aroma, with notes of dark fruits and chocolate and coffee. Similar flavors - moderate amounts of roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, and more dark fruits with distinctive plum notes. Creamy mouthfeel. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Cask. Poured almost black with nice brown head. Coffee and chocolate throughout. Alcohol finish. DYCSoccer17 (3691) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
Draft at brewery. Rubbery, plastic cocoa nice with mid licorice tones. Moderatly opaque dark brown/mahogany with a light tan head. Big roasty chocolateness to start. Very roasty and warming. Alcohol not overly detectable, though. Good work. Too bad the aroma is a little off.