crossovert (12919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2017 CharmCityCrab (244) - Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somewhat hoppier, significantly boozier, version of an Irish dry stout. Maltier than a Guinness, but comporable malt wise to some craft dry Irish stouts I’ve had with that same flavor of sweet malt they usually have, and of course some roasted malt present also.
Draft. This is a very dry and raisiny imperial stout, english-styled, touch of yeasty and herb. arn8897 (392) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Pours a deep brown to black with a khaki head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Taste the same with a little sweetness from the malt and molasses. Finishes clean from the hops. Very little alcohol warmth. Aromas are more pronounced than the taste. But not bad. Thin mouth feel for an Imperial. Rex_Remes (213) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - MAR 11, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: roasted malt, coffee, roasted vegetables APPEARANCE: deep, dark pour, rich/black, chocolate colored head, not ultra thick foam unless forced TASTE: smokey, roasted grain, toast, bran, some sweetness, dried fruit, moderate bitterness, touch burnt/charred. PALATE: a touch of sparkle, medium heavy body, smooth, creamy, overall nice mouth feel. OVERALL: a respectable stout. A tad sweet, but some nice rich/roasty flavors, a little bit of harshness/offness with the bitter ending, but enjoyable. Chalumeaux (1555) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Poured from bottle best by Jan 2017 dark black pour with a thin cocoa head. Aromas of coffe molasses and chocolate malt. Taste is roasted chocolate malt toffee and dark fruit. Not the best or worst RIS. OnTheTrail (507) - Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Pours brownish black, some medium brown head. Some lacing. Aroma is coffee and molasses. Very intriguing. Taste of dark coffee, toffee, hops. Medium mouthfeel. Not the most intense RIS, but an enjoyable beer.
Ctplt777 (530) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2016
It’s not bad, not the best but It’s pretty tasty. The aroma has a lot of coffee and chocolate which is pleasant but almost smells sort of fake I don’t know why. It’s actually pretty bitter and I’m only getting some roastiness and some alcohol. It’s definitely dry, they got that part down. Overall, it’s not a bad beer, just not really my type of stout. I kind of wish the taste didn’t have so much alcohol in it, I feel like that’s what kind of ruined it for me. beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Personal impy stout blind tasting. This was the 3rd out of 4. Here it goes: ebone1988 (1919) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2016
By far the most uninteresting of the lineup. Not thin but thinnest body of the 3 with a tingling carbonation that leads to a soda like mouthfeel. Really disperses and loses the flavors. Aroma comes off as really cheap and watered down, spit in, and maybe peed in coffee. I swear, a hint of fish scales. Flavor is mostly malt husks and again cheap old pissy coffee. And again I swear there is a mollusk or something in here. Returning AFTER FULL LINEUP: definitely the worst with some wacky fishy flavor that really is occupying my senses.
I only guessed one beer correctly in the lineup, this was it. I’m pretty sure I had this some time before and knew that it wasn’t for my tastes.
Aroma is bready, dark fruit, chocolate maybe, sweet. Appearance is dark brown, poured thin, light brown head. Taste is bad. Artificial licorice, dark fruit, roasted malt, sweet, raisins, awful. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, awful dark fruit aftertaste. Overall, bad. Bad. downender (8659) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Jet black in colour, with a thin, beige, head. Coffee and dark chocolate notes, some caramel and dark berry sweetness, before a rich, toasty finish. Good. bagalagalaga (161) - Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2016
Smells like coffee and a little fruit or red wine, but man you take one sip and you are hit with a very unexpected and fairly unpleasant, medicinal taste. It was so weird it made me check the best by date, still 5 months out. Like a bad citrus fruit taste, or merlot cut with coffee? Other Heavy Seas are much better.