SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Draught at the source, #430. Black pour with decent head. Deep complex profile. Very good. TikiE (368) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2008
On tap at Brewgrass 08! Pours a dark color with a tan head. Creamy coffee taste with hints of chocolate in the nose. Delicious! Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Draft at Brewgrass 2008. Pours a brown beer with a tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, molasses and light coffee. Pretty smooth and creamy. Could not tell it was high alcohol. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2008
(Brewgrass08, 2007 batch) Tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, cherry, some coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, cocoa, some roast/coffee, earthy, light alcohol. Medium body, fairly smooth. porter4porter (32) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Pours dark with a tan head, Roasty aroma, tobacco, chocolate flavors w/ a caramel/toffee and coffee finish, excellent imperial stout w/ overall creamy texture
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2008
The aroma was roast, tobacco and dark chocolate, while fruity with a coffee nature and a low aromatic presence. Caramel emerged at the beer warmed. The aroma was ashy with some alcohol. The beer arrived black with a brown lasting head which laced the glass. The flavor was strong with dark chocolate and light espresso coffee with dark fruits, raisins and prunes, and a light flavor of alcohol along with an acrid roasted grain presence. The finish was dry with lasting nice espresso roast and dark chocolate into the aftertaste and beyond. The body was full with a low carbonation and a creamy full texture on the palate. A nice Imperial Stout, better as it warmed and with some strong warming effects of alcohol. Half-pint at Dirty Jacks. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, caramel, plum, and coffee. Flavor is malty, caramel, chocolate, roast, some coffee, and a bitter finish. unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Clear glass Growler. Dark black pour, light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt. TheBeerCellar says its skunked. Wrong! I love it perfect. Nicely hopped. Heavy bodied, syrupy. Nice. Sammy (13121) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
A growler brought to the Atlanta Ale meeting. Bourbon and chocolate and roastiness in the aroma. Dark brown with drops of lace. Hoppy with appropriate carbonation. Rich at the finish, yeast and coffee observed on the way. Also more bitter as it goes. More like an imperial porter, and complex and enjoyable. ChainGangGuy (4949) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2008
(On cask at the Green Man brewery).
Appearance: Jet black body with a small, powdery, light tan head.
Smell: Melted semi-sweet chocolate morsels with dark caramel, vanilla, a puff of smoke, and a restrained roastiness.
Taste: Dark maltiness yielding flavors of rich semi-sweet chocolate, dark caramel, and vanilla. Light dusting of powdered sugar. Pleasant roastiness emerges along wtih a medium earthy roastiness. More chocolate and roast at the end for a mocha-like finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Mild carbonation.
Drinkability: The non-cask version was quite good, but on cask it’s exquisite. If you can’t get down to the brewery to give it a try, then, I’m sorry, my friend.