hershiser2 (3886) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2017
$8.49 bomber, Wine Warehouse. Pours deep brown, nearly but not quite black with a small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, rose hips, vanilla, coffee. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate - both milk and dark, coffee, caramel, vanilla, I swear I taste rose hips. Finishes with a long lingering dark-chocolate bitterness. Happy Friday. Bill Becker (2054) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 1, 2017
From Dec 2007
I purchased this bottle from South Bay Drugs & Liquor. Thanks Joey!
This beer pours from 22oz bottle a pitch black with a nice 2 finger head of tannish foam. It's a very appealing sight in my Sam Adams glass.
The smell is very sweet. I'm getting a big caramel malt nose along with some chocolate and some roasted malt.
The taste...Yummy. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and all are there in ridiculously high abundance. The more I sip on it, the more I notice the coffee and roasted malt flavour. This is a very compelling Imperial Stout to drink. The relatively low abv for the style really helps when it comes to drinkability. It has a medium to medium full mouthfeel and it's fairly lightly carbonated. The finish has an ever so pleasing mix of coffee and chocolate that you *just* don't want to see end.
This is the my first experience with a Ballast Point brew and oh, I just noticed that the label says it is 8%bv. The alcohol is hidden *very* well. This is a winner in my book and if you're a fan of coffee and chocolate in an American Double/Imperial Stout, I can only recommend it highly. This is damn good stuff! Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2017
Bomber pours black medium tan head Aroma of roasted malts cocoa and light booze taste is chocolate with vanilla and a little bit of booze on the Finish pictoman (1261) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2017
Poured from the tap. Black with tan head. Light roast malt, coffee, powder cocoa. Light-medium body. stevoj (5960) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Bomber from Albertsons. Oily black pour with a beige fluffy head, fades to skin. Aroma is straight up roasty, taste brings a little sweetness, chocolate, gentle lingering bitterness. Pretty mild for a 10% beer..
Hopmaestro (1858) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2017
Aroma is full and rich from roasted malts, licorice and dark chocolates. Taste is medium sweet, but yet a slight spicey roasty cloak. The sweetness and roastiness plays well together and I would say that this is great if you’re looking for a more "standard" Imperial Stout. StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2017
From a bottle. Oh damn son, this is a mighty fine drop that will sneak you on you and steal your ship. gregwilsonstl (2735) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Dark black. Chocolate. Kinda bitter like cocoa nibs. Good not great imperial stout. wilnatp (723) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Tap at Nomad for MNUFC game. Chocolate and milk and toffee on the nose. Slightly bitter overpowering the roast and sweet. jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Draft. A nice, slower down stout. Like a chocolate or oatmeal, but with a decided west-coast hopping. Smooth throughout. caramel finish.