tennisjoel (1448) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Very nice imperial stout. Flavors of molasses, chocolate, vanilla, roast, and smoke. Nothing extraordinary but solid for the style. Very good. mcberko (17339) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2016
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out lots of hearty oats, moderate roast and a touch of coffee. Flavour is very hearty, with lots of roast and oats. A touch of coffee as well. Full-bodied and hearty. Excellent. beastiefan2k (3948) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Bomber shared by Andrew. Poured into a glass coffee cup b/c I am moving tomorrow. I don’t get a head but its a very brown colored beer but not black. Aroma is a little sweet brownie, light brown syrup malts. Flavor has a bit of overused malts character, just tired light autolysis. Well attenuated, no hops popping in, a malty, lightly chocolate, low roast imperial stout. andrewje41 (3767) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2016
22 oz bottle poured. Bottle #1061, 2016. Picked up from France44. Pours black with a cream foam tan head. Aroma is a doughy, roasted malt. Flavor is smooth, short sweet, and a dark chocolate. Solid imperial stout. phaleslu (10104) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2016
22 oz. bottle via trade. This one exploded. 2015 vintage barely tapped while setting down while organizing my cellar. Glass went in all directions. I poured what was left. It’s a cloudy brown with a big tan head that settles into a bubbly ring. Mellow chocolate, nuts, brown sugar, leaves and florals, dried fruits like dates and figs, earth, ash, and metal. Medium-bodied, with medium soft carbonation and a smooth, sweet, faintly fruity and bitter mouthfeel. It’s a bit weird. Perhaps some still overactive yeast. Frustrating.
thomashall (984) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bomber shared at tasting. Dark brown pour. Nice chocolate malt aroma. Taste follows. Very smooth and delicious. Smoothsippin (48) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Pours dark with a beige head. Chocolate on the nose, a little toasty too. Mouthfeel is full bodied. Somewhat bittersweet on the swallow with a pleasant lingering. Overall a good representative of the style. Might cellar this and see how it tastes down the road. Homer321 (5045) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Thanks Peter. Nose is very chocolate with a list of boost initially. Taste is like a marshmallow with soft caramel on the tongue. Great. Dankerickson (6) - - FEB 2, 2016 does not count
Medium Coffee/chocolate malt aroma with slight alcohol warmth. Medium low to medium coffee flavor with low alcohol warmth. Very deliciously balanced. Initial sweetness with a slight alcohol finish. This is a terrific beer.
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Keg @ Lift Bridge. Deep brown with a creamy tan head. Ashy nose. Toasty malt. Mild coffee creamer. Rocky road fudge. smooth, well integrated flavors. Oily espresso. Mild acidity. Sweet cookies and cream. Fudgesicle . Dry finish. Oily and substantial. Nice.