GenDV138 (7277) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle I brought to the DC Tasting. Black with tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast. Tastes of chocolate, dark fruit, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish. jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle @ Travlr’s. deep brown pour with a small head. Nose is pretty mild. Some cocoa and general umami. Taste is salty. Loads of brown bread. Mild roast. Meh. kraddel (8074) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Pours pretty dark, nearly black . Small grey head . Smell is oaty, sweet, intense . Taste is bit bitter , chocolate aspects, slightly bitter . Oats . Roasted malts . Nice tderoeck (9656) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015
23/XII/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from Healthy Spirits (CA, USA) @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: n/a (2014-1530) Thanks to Dieter A. for sharing the bottle!bytemesis (8342) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Pitch black beer, creamy beige to brown head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, mocha, sweet, sugary, some vanilla, dried fruits, some chocolate. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: pretty roasted, sweet touch, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, mainly figs, mocha, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: coffee, mocha, dark chocolate, bit sugary, bitter hops.
Bottle. Pours inky black, medium creamy dark brown head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, dark roasted malts, chocolate, some anise, a bit of tobacco, molasses. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, roasty, dark chocolates and anise, woody tobacco notes. Perhaps some hints of rye, but not a strong component here. Lingering bitterness, but pleasant, not overpowering. Not very hot at all. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel. One of the better non BA impy’s, IMO.
snoworsummer (5693) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle at Hamilton’s. Pours almost black with a creamy brown head. Tastes very smooth, like burnt toast, coffee, dark chocolate, booze, light ash. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet chocolate, dark coffee, roasted malt, burnt toast, alcohol. BeerandBlues2 (13303) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle at Hamilton’s. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, coffee notes, earthy hops, prunes and figs. Flavor is dark malt dominant, dark fruits, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation. Sammy (12178) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
Very solid IS, with good rye kick in the finish. Thick black body, very drinkable. Top notch. glennmastrange (2867) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Moderate toasted cereal and molasses for the malt, light to moderate resin for the hops, light earth for the yeast, with a hint of tar in the background. Head is small, frothy turning wispy, brown with good slippery lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is just about black. Flavor starts lightly to oderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately bittersweet and lightly acidic. Palate is full, creamy, with a soft carbonation, and a chewy and sticky finish. Everything about this Imperial Stout is spot on, Bold in the right places and nothing offensive about it. slowrunner77 (12036) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Spicy and fruity, yet dark roasted and bitter at the same time. Lots going on - a little abrasive, perhaps, but a good brew overall (if a bit expensive).