Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 3, 2009
Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma of prunes and figs, chocolate and a little grassy hop. Strong licorice flavour with drying, roasty notes and a coffee bitter finish jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2009
From a bottle poured black with a good amount of brown head. Nice malty flavor with a quick finish. darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2009
22oz bottle. Great beer from a brewery you don’t hear much about. Pours nearly black with a nice sized chocolate colored long lasting head. Nice lacing and leaves great oil legs in the glass, something I look for in a good impy. Flavor is roasty but not overly so balanced with lots of chocolate and coffee. No real hops to speak of, but its my kind of imperial stout, big rich and full with a luxurious mouthfeel. This is underated. SpringsLicker (3638) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Pours an opaque very dark brown with an average-sized tan head.
Roast malts, coffee and cocoa powder in the aroma.
The complex flavors follow the aroma with a nice balance of sweet and hop bitterness. Creamy and smooth. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2009
I love hoppy stouts. It’s like the best combo of an IPA and an imperial stout. Chocolate, marshmellow, orange, perfume, flowers, carmel, toasted malt, and toffee. Yum
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2009 Courtesy of northernbrewsalexsdad06 (10401) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle : The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, and faint roasted coffee. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head that quickly fades to a film. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate and light caramel. The finish has some mild roasted coffee. Full bodied will somewhat lively carbonation for a stout. Overall a little too malt heavy for my tastes, but still solid.
22 oz. bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a med/lg beige head with decent lacing. The aroma is roasted malts, milk and dark chocolate, and cocoa. The flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, light coffee with cream, and a touch of dark fruit. The mouthfeel is med-full and is smooth, almost slippery going down. I am a fan of their hoppy beers and this did not disappoint. bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Pour was dark black color and had a great head. Aroma was very roasted but not a good smell, chocolate. Flavor was much the same with a good malt flavor but something was off in there.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Darker brown color with a hefty aroma of roast, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor has the roast and complexity of an impy stout but is smoother and more drinkable than most. Nice feel. Best non-impy "standard" stout since Kalamazoo. Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle from Perry’s Livermore. Decent straight up stout. Pours black with tan head - quite a bit of it too. Nose is roastiness, and smoke - very much like fresh roasted coffee. Some chocolate notes in there too. Fairly dry, reminds me of Ten Fidy, without the alcohol burn.