HuskerTan (2202) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2017
A- Cocoa, slightly roasty, watery.
A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, beige head.
T- Tobacco, char, roasty, bitter, cocoa.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- Honestly, I expected better. Especially after having all the Victory at Sea beers. This seemed pretty traditional as far as Imperial Stouts go. Okay, but just not exciting. The taste was at least much more diverse than the aroma. coachd (836) - Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Semi sweet aroma, milk chocolate, coffee bitterness, some oatmeal, some booze. Jet black with a light brown head. Bitter chocolate and coffee flavor. Aftertaste is bitter as well. This is hoppy for an imperial stout; not particularly well balanced. Palate is too thin for my tastes. This is okay but I was expecting better from Ballast Point. Sigmund (7532) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2017
650 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is10.0%. Black colour, large tan head. Pleasant aroma of roast malts, oats, chocolate and mild coffee, hints of fruity hops. Roasty flavour, notes of roasted barley, strong coffee, dark bitter chocolate, liquorice, hints of fruity hops, moderate bittering hops. . ChiGuy68 (599) - Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Tasted on tap at Crown Liquors in Chicago. It poured jet black with a light brown head leaving heavy lacing that streaks as you enjoy. Subtle chocolate hop aroma. Smooth and creamy taste with chocolate notes and a well hidden 10% ABV. mbgrayson (774) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Pours very dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is malty with hints of chocolate. Taste is similar, with a fairly low level of sweetness. Not as complex as some, this is still a very good imperial stout. Thumbs up!
UXO (1896) - CANADA - JAN 4, 2017
Appearance: opaque black with deep ruby highlights, one fat finger of fluffy medium beige head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: cocoa, coffee, boozy dark fruit and red berries, hint of vanilla, pale malt, lightly earthy. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate-high bitter, light metallic. (7/10) Palate: medium-full body dropping off to watery, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter and warming finish. (3/5)
Not bad, but falls a little short. There’s a slight metallic tinge instead of a clean high ABV heat, and the body seems to fall off just a touch to a slightly watery finish. I’m starting to think that oatmeal - somewhat counterintuitively - makes for a thinnish (imperial) stout. Bottom line, not as good as I was hoping for, but not bad. (15/20) edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2016
12 oz bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and toffee.very very nice beer gopherfan99 (1829) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Tap; pours black with a beige head; aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits, and hints of licorice; taste is bittersweet with chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and a touch of licorice; finish is dry, bitter, with some roasted coffee and chocolate notes piscator34 (2534) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 28, 2016
Bottle. Black in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of red currant, chocolate, crispy toffee, and cookie dough. Flavors are of dark chocolate, vanilla, pale malt and earth. Medium bodied, and quite clean for an imperial stout. a_sully (457) - - NOV 27, 2016
Dark brown almost opaque body. Frothy tan head. Nutty sweet aroma. Nutty taste with strong notes of alcohol, bitter finish and espresso notes.
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