ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2017 rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on tap at Sugar Maple in Bayview, Wisconsin. Pours a deep brown/black with a medium, lacy tan head. The smell was of unsweetened pie cherries and hot cocoa. The taste started off tasting like the pie cherries and then a touch of coffee with a cocoa nib finish. It was very smooth and balanced and not an overly heavy stout. There was some slight coffee bitterness and dryness on the end, but overall, very pleasing.
Dark, black, and very roasty. A very dry stout, lots of roastiness and a ton of chocolate finish. DuffMan (10436) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
Bottle, at the brewpub. Very dark brown, fairly high carbonation leads to a lively bubbly brown head that leaves a mess of lace. Bitter chocolate and sour cherries, ashy and woody undertones. Moderate acetic sourness plays well against the full bodied rich roast, and the fruit is just right. Very well done. slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Soft aroma of sour cherry, roast, vanilla and oak. Flavor is similar. Oddly lactic qualities kind of at odds with the stout portion, but it was ok. Ktwse (4897) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Pours black with fairly tall tan head. Aroma of dark berries, cherries, mild chocolate. Taste is mildly cherry tart with a roasty and chocolate-y finish. Body medium to full and fairly smooth with soft to average carbonation. katrinaez (2024) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Very tart for what it should be. However, still good. Some sour cherry scent. The unmistakable imperial is present, but only a touch. Chocolate is dark and bitter and really just a little bit. Tap.
drjay44 (3714) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Draft. Pours a slowly collapsing, beige, head, with minimal lacing, over a dark brown (SRM 40) body......nose is heavy roasted malts, with cocoa, chocolate, coffee, mild dried fruits with plum, raisin, dried cherry, minimal oak, hints of herbal hops......taste is moderately sweet, with molasses tones, dried fruits, plum, raisin, cherry, coffee, chocolate, mild vanilla, slight oak with light whiskey tones, finishing with moderate roasted malt and hop bitterness.......mouth feel, sticky heavy of medium body, noticeable alcohol warmth, moderate carbonation. This is a nicely made Imperial Stout. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7 MetalNHopHead (1981) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 1, 2016
"I feel your presence amongst us / You cannot hide in the darkness" - "Cirice" by Ghost. Destihl’s love of generally funky things appears even in this big ass Imperial Stout. Cerise pours black with a rich layer of foam. Just a hint of tart cherry within the roasty and malty charred barley aromas. There’s a bit more sour cherry in the flavor. It gives this beer a slight Belgian note but in most other respects this seems like big, bitter American Imperial Stout. According to my tasting scrawl it’s "full-fucking-bodied." It does feel larger than its stated 11% ABV. Really interesting overall. HuskerTan (2203) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - AUG 28, 2016
A- Cocoa, roasty.
A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head.
T- Subtle peppers, cocoa, roasty.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty finish.
O- A bit bland for such a big beer. Not much happening other than roasted cocoa. italianjohn (3143) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Black pour with a thin khaki to tan head and sticky lacing .... Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, light cherry and some tobacco .... Taste is of cocoa, coffee, roasted malts, light cherry notes, light smoke and tobacco .... Dry and lightly sweet .... Has a dry chalky cocoa finish and dry sweet notes .... Bourbon barrel isn’t non-existant Ratman197 (14852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of cocoa, roasted malt, light yeast and light cherry. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, yeast, cherry and oak with a smooth lingering roasty oak finish.