BuckeyeBoy (7681) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2017
22oz bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is coffee chocolate roast malts. Taste is more of the roast coffee a little smoke and ash. cobaink2 (693) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Rating number 500! Vintage 2015. Has quite a large head when it first pours. The noticeable thing that I would like to say is that it’s quite thin for an imperial stout. Tastes of Ethiopian dark coffee, bakers childcare and a bit of black pepper. It’s fine but so many others have more character. mfhennig (285) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Pours a very dark brown with a frothy head that fades away rather quickly. Aroma is mostly roasted malt. Flavor has some coffee, chocolate with and burnt ashy finish. Nice bitterness. Solid brew. Thanks to John in Idaho for a fine gift. kathouse (1893) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Dark brown with a whipped tan foam topper. Coffee and chocolate reminiscent of many imperial stouts but bitterness is low and finish has a red wine like finish. AWISLguy (3109) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2016
650ml bottle from Brennans in Oconomowoc. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Aroma has dusty chocolate malts, cocoa & caramel. Taste is of sweet caramel, chocolate liqueur, cocoa, some ash. Light lactose. Medium to full bodied. Light alcohol presence. The blend is decent. Finishes to the sweet side of bittersweet. Not too imperial of an impy stout, but a solid tasty effort. 13.8
SirLimpsalot (4244) - SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2016
@ Mark Spencer 16-3-11: Aska samt små toner av choklad och rostat kaffe. Lite för tunn. gyllenbock (9177) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods in Portland. Black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, some roasted malt, light oak and some dark fruit. Fairly smooth and kind of easy to drink. bytemesis (8423) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle shared by Broken - thanks! Gusher on opening. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, dissipates fairly slowly, good lacing. Aroma is roast, light smoke, toffee, coffee, not really any infected notes in the nose. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter; perhaps a hint of tartness but certainly not overt. Medium body. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Pours a pretty deep brown head... the brew is about black but allows some light through on the stem end of my glass... spotty lacing and only okay retention.
The nose is pretty good but mild... seems just enough dark malt and minor coffee jumps out of the goblet... a bit thin on the aroma.
Flavor mirrors the nose but has a lingering dark maltiness on the palate.... midpalate is light char and some dark cocoa... not really getting any hoppiness... More of "everything RIS" would be appreciated.
Body is a decent medium for the style... I would hope for more body and more malt punch with every taste... Seems for me too attenuated and could use more malt on the flavor and on the palate. KansaiBeerLvrs (5156) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 23, 2015
Crooked Fence Sins Of Our Fathers Imperial Stout 9.5% - bottle shared by Mick - thanks! The beer pours a deep brown with a rusty tan head. There’s a rich maple stout aroma. Very soft bodied with a malty biscuit flavor. This is solidly delicious.