jgb9348 (6511) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Slightly clear deep brown and almost black coloured body, but with a very thin glow and a soapy, very fast-dying deep brown head that leaves almost nothing when dissipated. Aroma of roasted malt, yeast, licorice and a bit of molasses - not much and not great for the style of course. Medium-bodied; Strong roasty malt flavours at first with a very deep chocolate and molasses flavour with a lot of carbonation in the backend and some cherries and lactic notes at hte very end. Aftertaste shows a good balance, actually, with malt and sweetness both hitting hard. Overall, a decent imperial stout for a brewpub and a decent beer - not a great imperial stout, but that wasn’t expected. I sampled this pint on draught at the brewpub in Williamsville, New York in 2005. ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - APR 3, 2004
Pours a semi transparent mahogany color with no head. The first bad sign is that it is semi-transparent. The second bad sign was it only cost $3.50 for 2 pints. It only gets worse...much worse. I smell butter, kinda strange don't you think? I taste vinegar. this is absolutely horrible, words cannot describe how wrong this is. Please do not try this. DYCSoccer17 (3712) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 2, 2004
Pours partially transparent mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma is...butter and grainy. No hint of chocolate, malts, or coffee to be found. VERY WATERY, buttery, bitter. No malt flavor. This is vile. I can't believe how badly this is fucked up. It has no redeeming qualities of an imperial stout. Doesn't look like one, doesn't smell like one, and sure as hell doesn't taste like one. If this is an imperial stout, then I'm Ron Jeremy.