Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a finger and a half’s worth of foamy eggshell white head. Light stringy lace.
The aroma had some roasted malts, coffee beans and grounds, some molasses/somewhat like maple syrup (slightly), some milk chocolate, light amount of dark chocolate, and some leather.
The flavor moderated between the roast and the sweet, bringing in a little bit of bitter and striding nicely together on into the aftertaste guiding into the finish.
The palate was medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt good, seemed as projected but also seemed a bit hidden.
Overall, really nice imperial stout, I’d have again if I could get it. Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Brown ale. A little harsh. Not so drinkable.looks good. On tap at pizza plant.boozy aroma. blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size lasting frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, leafy hops, molasses and some chocolate. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, leafy hops and a bit of coffee. Roasty bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium to full bodied, almost creamy mouthfeel. Great stuff! mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5689-20130817] Bottle. Mild roasted grainy wood aroma. Brown black body with a quick creamy light tan head. Lightly burnt roast flavour. Full body. Good balance. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
On tap at Mr. Goodbar for the CBW 2nd birthday party. I’d had the barrel-aged Snow last year, but never the unbarreled version. Hate to say it, but I think I prefer the barrel-aged one. Nice and sweet, roasty, chocolate. Doesn’t feel as boozy as it could’ve, so that was nice.
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2015 2015-08-21. Black body with a modest beige head that fades. 3++ Aroma of dark malt, good amount roast, not quite Hershey syrup like chocolate touches. Light green hop notes. 7+ Flavour is fairly bitter, moderate roast and green hop bitterness throughout. Average plus to medium bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Much hoppier than I remember. Nice stuff. 7/3/8/4/16-17 2015 Vintage bottle courtesy of rudolf.blipp (9124) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2013-08-17. Black body with tan head. 3++ Aroma of rich dark malt and accents of light roast and tangy dark malt. Flavour of dark malt, rich sweet malt core and modest roast and caramel accents. Medium to full bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3++ 7/4/7/4/16+ Bottle at Campground Brewdown.
Overheard:"I hear you’re the cornhole champ."
2012-08-18. Black body with a small tan head and syrupy legs. 3+ Tangy roasty aroma, dark malt is dry and roastier(?) than expected 7+ Flavour has an earthy mushroomy quality to it, dry roast malt, and dark malt core. Decent, a bit old or perhaps poorly timed on my part? Not sure which. Smooth average plus bodied palate. Decent. Pre-commercial version Bottle, Campground Brewdown 2012
Growler at CGBD. Pours black with a brown head. Medium roasted malt and coffee, light chocolate sweetness, and some lingering floral hoppy bitterness. Good stuff. j12601 (10871) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a deep hazed brown to black with a thin tan head. Roast, chocolate, cocoa on the nose. Chocolate and cocoa, warm roast. Light earthy brownies. Chewy brownies again, cocoa and chocolate into the finish. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Campground Throwdown 2, 22oz bottle, thanks rudolf. Medium brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate syrup, some roast, earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, chocolate syrup, light roast. Medium body, some acidity, light stickiness. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Draft at Blue Monk. Big dark pour, big roastiness, dark chocolate, smidge of burnt coffee. Medium to fuller mouthfeel. Tastes every bit of 8.8. Very nice rudy