ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2014 radio_nowhere (1474) - Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 Draft at AKA Fricos in Frederick, MD. Served 12oz in a plastic cup, rich black color with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee, green tea and some dark fruit. Taste for me brings out more chocolate and coffee but the green tea shows up as it warms. Thick, rich, low carbonation, creamy, oily and smooth. Green tea is sort of weak and maybe that’s the plan, have it add to existing IRS flavors rather then compete. Interesting and good.
Location: 750 ml bottle from State Line, 6/13/14
GenDV138 (7706) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Aroma: The nose is dry roasted malts, some dark chocolate, earth, and some herbal notes
Appearance: It pours a brown-black color with a medium brown head and frothy lace
Flavor: The flavor is mostly roasted and un-sweet chocolate, and a bit of roasty, earthy finish
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, with an average carbonation, and a lightly dry finish
This is a decent beer. It has some nice roasted components, and there’s a bit of an herbalness, but if you hadn’t told me there was green tea in here, I wouldn’t have know.
From notes, consumed on 3/25/13 at ChurchKey during CBC Week. Draft poured into a tasting snifter. Pours black with two fingers of light tan head. Aromas of green tea, caramel, chocolate. Tasting notes of green tea, chocolate, caramel, light dark fruit, light herbs and spices, toffee. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2013
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, light coffee and chocolate, a little green tea, some light dough, and light bitterness. Flavor a great blend of everything with the tea adding a nice component to a solid imperial stout. Smooth texture. A good beer. Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
On tap at HOTB. Pours a dark brown black with a rich tan head. Aromas of honey and some tea. Taste similar with more tea flavor and a roasty finish. You need to like green tea for this one. gyllenbock (9855) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2013
Sample at SBWF 2013.
Black with a small tan head. Rather soft aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and light herbs. Similar taste with notes of tea in the finish. Medium body and fairly easy to drink. An interesting beer although not an excellent one.
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3rd September 2013kwik-lime (2044) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Euston Tap. Keg. Opaque dark brown - black beer. Good tan head. Palate is soft and smooth and semi dry. Well there is no mistaking the green tea here, it’s big and bold and errr pretty green tea like! Underneath and quite partitioned off is smooth and semi dry dark malt that is also a little creamy. Finishes smooth and dry. Hmmm - a tough one this! I liked the bigness and the boldness and the invention. Was less fond of the way the green tea and the malt sat apart and never came together as a cohesive whole.
Sweet malt, cherries, prunes and brown sugar. These characters largely overwhelm the tea. Good beer though. LinusStick (3514) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Decent beer. Odd combination. Aroma was pretty good. There was a distinct tea aroma with a slight grassiness and lots of roasted malt. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a one finger tan head. Taste was, again, odd but not bad. A little thin. Roasted malt, dark chocolate and bitter hops start it out, then the chocolate turns bitter and the tea flavor comes out. Dries out the mouth like green tea does and tastes like someone put some Lipton Green Tea into a mid grade imperial stout. Very dry finish. Wouldn’t buy again, but give a thumbs up to the balls required to release this. It works. jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with dark brown head. Nose and taste of earth, green tea, roasted chocolate malt, cocoa beans, coffee, baked chocolate bread and herbs. The tea on the nose is a little odd, but it blends very seamlessly into the stout in the taste. Interesting and well put together experiment. Full body. radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Split a 750ml bottle three-ways. Poured a very rich black color with a medium sized dark tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate notes. I wasn’t sold on the green tea at first, but I think this works pretty well in the beer. It’s a bit dark, so the chocolate and roasted malt notes kind of overpower the green tea notes, but a lighter beer might have been "too" green tea. Flavor strikes a pretty good balance between roasted malted notes and the tea. Glad that I was able to split it.