djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is cocoa, rye, licorice. Medium body, rich, roast, chocolate, dry finish, very good. brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
On tap @ Black Bottle. Black in color with khaki foam. A lot of roasted malt, some ash, and coffee. There’s a bit of a spicy quality to it as well. The flavor is more on the bitter side than I expected. Plenty of roasted malts. Somewhat chocolatey. Big time coffee grounds on the finish. There’s a bit of a chocolate covered orange thing to it as well. Alright. Frank (4225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2015
This is a thick black beer w/ a creamy head. For an imperial stout, the roasty nose is pretty mild but it does have a rather nice creamy texture and a solid chocolatey taste. It finishes w/ firm bitterness. Overall, a nice imperial stout and thankfully one that doesn’t feel the need to be a million percent alcohol or anything. scoth (690) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pours black with a puffy, thick tan head, very fine lacing, excellent retention. Aromas of coffee, rye bread, hay, dark chocolate, grass. Full body, smooth and creamy. Medium sweet, medium bitter with a light bitter chocolate lingering finish. Enjoyably big without being overwhelming, relatively well balanced for an Imperial Stout. Beaver (1828) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.
NachlamSie (3534) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
The aroma is bakers chocolate and roast with some black licorice and dark fruit and piney hops.
The flavor is sweet slightly lactic chocolate malt with some dark fruit and black licorice and a burnt roast finish with a little rye. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation - a little watery.
Overall, a decent imperial stout.
10 oz at Falling Rock. Pours super black with a huge tan head. Aroma is noticeably hoppy with grapefruit coming out. A little molasses and rye are here with dark chocolate tones. The palate is pretty heavy, but not huge. Honestly, it’s cold and snowy outside and I wanted a monster stout, this isn’t that huge. Still, it’s pretty robust and definitely tasty. Citrusy hints compliment the rye and sweeter notes of chocolate and toasted brown sugar come out. Good brew, but I may move on to an Oak Aged Yeti n this frigid day. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of big dark chocolate, coffee, slight roast, hints of nuts, dark fruits are slightly there, hints of slight oak I n there as well. Taste is a mix of caramel, molasses, roast, hints of coffee, nice chocolate and cocoa powder notes finishing slightly dry, bitter. Just ok. onceblind (10322) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Black pour with a thin espresso foam head. Nose has some roasted caramel and dark coffee with black roast malt. The flavor is a bit on the roasty side but has a lovely amount of dark coffee and bitter cocoa, with a long black roast malt finish that’s just not sweet or coffee-ish enough for me. Ends up being just another imperial stout. DiarmaidBHK (5677) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Lots of chocolate and roasted malt on the nose. Can’t say I get much rye either on the nose or tongue. It tastes of roasted malt and a little bit of malt sweetness. Finishes clean. Solid. Concealer (1263) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Tap. Dark pour, near black with a tab head. Good lacing. Smells of rye, toasted malt, bitter hops, pine, and coffee. Flavor is bitter with pine, rye and a light roasted malt and coffee. Chocolate is hard to notice and I probably wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for the description.