sthlm (1285) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] Pours dark brown with a brown head. Char is dominant, but not overpowering. Light anise initially, some dark fruits in the background. Aroma is hard to pinpoint--chocolate, caramel, some faint vegetal notes at times, a little dark fruit again. Fairly thin, dry, long finish. A decent stout, but not very memorable or complex, and a little heavy on the char.
Fatehunter (2408) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a finger of head on a black body.
The aroma is licorice, dark chocolate and roasted malt.
The taste is roasted malt, chocolate bitterness and finishes with alcohol heat.
The texture is softer.
A fine stout.
Dodgrblu (739) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lassen Ale Works in Susanville, medium creamy head, roasted coffee finish.
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slowrunner77 (10739) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2015 "A little on the tame side for an imperial stout, but still a solid brew. Love the style, like the beer. Licorice, malted chocoalte, roasted malt, just all in smaller quantity than the norm for the style. Easy drinking for a high abv beer, though. They should barrel THIS one :) Nitro. 2014-Funny. I didn’t realize I’d had this before and as we’re drinking the bottle I was wondering how this would be on nitro. Bigger chocolate and hops outta the bomber. 3.5 nitro tap...3.7 bottle. 7.8%, but the body is nice for a lighter IRS."
on tap at the source 2015 - not very imperial at all with a rubbery aftertaste. 3.0 at best.
larryLSB (515) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. picked up at the brewpub for me by my wife on a gf’s trip. Poured a dark brown with a small tan head, Nose was milk chocolate, more oif a milk stout tham an Impy Stout. Sweet taste, mildly bitter, medium bodied with a nice finish. Overall a good stout.
Bule (1907) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a thick black color with a fine head on top. More of a sweet stout than an imperial stout. Very fine balance of sweetness hops and roasted malt. Enjoyable after meal beer.
joeneugs (6105) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the SF beer week opening celebration. It pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt with some burnt toast and mild notes of cocoa. Smells a bit young... The flavor is dry and roasted with a medium body and nice notes of chocolate and treacle. Very nice.