jrob21 (3772) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Poured with little to no head. Hops dominate this imperial stout. Definitely not expected and frankly I’m not very excited about the hops in my impy stouts. Floral aroma and bitter flavor. Back bone of requisite chocolate and roasted malts. Overall could be a better drink if the hops were toned down or of a slightly less floral variety. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Sampled at the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild 2008 Strong Beer Fest, on February 17, at the Mesa Amphitheatre. AcctError65545 (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2008
On tap at AZ strong beer festival. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, malt. Taste of coffee, chocolate, malt, caramel and a little dirt...yes dirt.
Pretty goof Imperial stout, but not worth the price if you buy it in the 22oz bombers.
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Tried this at the AZ Strong Beer Festival...saved myself 8 fidy by not buyin’ a bottle at the store!!! LOVE Imperial IPA’s, LOVE Imperial Stouts...HATED this. Pick your poison. Are you looking for dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee or citrus, pine and toffee??? Please, for all that’s sacred, don’t try to do both!!! The skull and crossbones on the label say it all. redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2008
wow tons of citrus and chocolate aromas, hints of pine resin with molasses. Pours cloudy black with a thin tan head. Whoa i got chills after the first sip, hoppy upfront, with citrus and roasted coffee, then some sweet malts, and piney with chocolate, very intense, thats like an IIPA and an Imp Stout poured half and half. Very intense flavors, really solid traits from both styles. Great beer, all beer drinkers should try it!
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Arrrr. Dark black pour (of course) with a big, foamy head. Very dark, almost burned coffee malt flavor with a bittersweet chocolate note. Dry hoppy finish. Nice. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Pours a dark black with thick dark tan head. Lots of sweet and bitter chocolate, smoke, roasted malt, raisin, plum, caramel, and finishes with some hoppy bitterness. Tasty imperial stout. Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Foam Rangers January meeting. Dark as ever with little head. Very nice nose of chocolate, hops, and roasted malts. Flavor is a sweet malt roast that lends itself well to a good hop touch. Nice bitter chocolate finsih. DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Pours black as night with a small head.This was interesting for an impy, it had a roasted nose with a hop presence
The hops showed up in th eflavor as well.Not over done , just the right balance.Kind of reminded me of a hybrid of an Impy stout with an IPA.Finished of slightly bitter.Thanx to Hellbilly for this. shigadeyo (3764) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2008
1/15/2008: Black Flag Imperial Stout American Style pours black and is opaque. It has very little carbonation and only a few brown-colored bubbles around the edges of the surface, but that’s it. The aroma is a wonderful blend of dark chocolate, sweet roasted malt, and hints of licorice. The flavor is dominated by heavily caramelized and roasted malt. It has quite a bit of malty sweetness that is followed by a mild to moderate level of citrus bitterness. Hints of espresso and semi-sweet round out the finish. The alcohol is surprising absent in the flavor, but its warming effects can definitely be felt. The body of this beer if full and it is smooth and very mellow on the palate. It coats the mouth well and allows all of the flavors to be absorbed. There is some residual syrupy stickiness on the lips. This is a large beer, but it drinks very nicely. It feels like port in the mouth and tastes like a complex blend of malty and hoppy flavors. I would actually prefer slightly less hop precense in this beer so that more of the rich, dark malt complexities could come through. Still, this is a very good beer!
1 pint, 6 Flouid Ounce bottle (Alc 11.5% by Vol.) from realale420. Thanks Brian! Rating #127 for this beer...