JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger. Dark black beer with a thick creamy nitro head. Really lovely looking pint. Aroma is deep and cocoaish. Dark roasted coffee and a light sweetness through the middle of the palate. Lightly earthy bitterness but with a nice cocoa/coffee complexity. Sweet with a soft milk chocolate character. Long roasty finish. Tasty stuff. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Draft at BT. Pours a black body with a tan head. Light coffee body with a roasty dry coffee nutty aroma. Hint soc chocolate. Dry and thin bodied with some light fruit. not bad. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a nice deep dark brown almost pitch black with a nice nitro lasting head and good lace. Aroma is nutty toasty, good full chocolate and a nice light fruitiness. Flavor is toasty, good roast- light coffee, and good dark chocolate with almost a nutty chocolate fruitiness- light dry acrid slightly acidic finish. Nice dry stout. Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2009
On tap at the brewpub as part of the sampler. Brown pour with a tiny white head. Waaaaay to thin for me (it was on nitro) and dry though not entirely without appeal I guess. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 29, 2009
On tap at the brewery, I got this as part of a sampler set.
Per the brewer this is a dry stout and I changed the description to reflect this. Further others have noted that it isn’t an imperial (which it certainly didn’t taste like).
dry, but a bit lactic, not as smooth as I would have liked.
bhensonb (15190) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Nitro draft at the brew pub as Nitro Black Bart. Didn’t seem all that imperial. Black color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is rather mocha. Flavors are coffee and chocolate; dark roast/toast malt; something of hop bitter. Finish is very smooth. Went quite well with prime rib. jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2007
On tap at Bear Republic in mid-June. Not an Imperial Stout as the categorization states. Dark brown/ruby red with a thick creamy head. Smooth, mocha chocolate aroma. Flavor is roasty with a sharp hop character, then caramel, toffee and a little chocolate. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Easy drinkin’ solid stuff. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 2, 2007
An imperial stout? What the...!?! Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Faint chocolate aroma. Watery palate. Chocolate taste but a fairly one dimensional beer. Not as bitter as expected for a dry stout. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Nitro at the brewpub. I agree with the previous rating in the sense that I had no idea it was an imperial stout. Opaque black in the glass with a creamy tan nitro head. Smells of dark chocolate with a touch of roasty coffee. Flavor is similar with a hint of anise. Full bodied with a smooth mouth feel. Pretty tasty. ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
On nitro. The bartender didn’t know anything about this beer, after tasting it I scored it as a dry stout since I guessed that’s what it was. To see it listed here as an Imperial is pretty surprising to me since I would never have guessed that from drinking it.
Pours a deep black color with a light tan head. The aroma is primarily chocolate with a slight smokiness and some coffee notes. Cocoa and chocolate dominate the flavor as well with some anise and vanilla showing up along side. Finishes dry.