Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
375 mL (I think?) bottle from Beer Run, opened 12/12/13. Pours a dark brown color with a thin brown head. Fair head retention. Aroma of bitter chocolate, nuts, cocoa, red wine. The taste is bitter roasted malts, bitter chocolate, leather, tart dark fruits. Medium bodied. Decent. BroSpud (2233) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Poured into a snifter from a smaller sized corked bottle. Nice looking brew with one of the creamiest heads I have ever seen from out of a bottle. Somewhat of a thin palate. Not as stout like as I expected but still very good. Notes of coffee and chocolate and oak and, maybe, that was pinot noir I was tasting though not sure how much of that really comes through. fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle from Taphouse by Brewerkz, Singaporegruberm (329) - - DEC 24, 2013
Dark color, almost black, with creamy beige head. The aroma is dynamic, delicate nutty malts and some good hops. The body is weaker than other Imperial Stouts; good balanced flavor of roasted and nutty malts, with some chocolate; also the hopping shows its good qualities; the final is balanced, moderately resiny; overall the sweetness is very limited; hints of wood and coffee, tar.
Not very Imperial, not very Stout (more a strong Brown Ale), but it’s an excellent beer that grows into you.
Rich and creamy stout. Light off white head. If such a thing as a session stout exists, this is it. Safe. Not outstanding.
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Draft at Vermont Ale House in Stowe. Medium to lighter bodied black pour. Roasty with a lot of coffee notes in aroma and flavor. Light chocolate but coffee is main flavor here. Decent
pintbypint (3763) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
375ml green bottle, corked. Black pour, sturdy and lasting light brown head. Nose has chocolate and cocoa, a bit fruity. Taste has cocoa/chocolate, caramel, coffee, light fruity note, touch of liquorice. Some bitter hops, heavy roast and some warming alcohol and winey notes on the way down, bit of oak. An interesting Imperial stout. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
Une élégante bouteille de 12.7 onces. Une robe foncée et sa tête brune très bien présentée. Une dentelle qui s’installe à chaque gorgée. Un nez qui s’ouvre sur des notes boisées, rôties et chocolatées. S’y retrouvent également des parfums de petites baies acidulées et des arômes épicés. En bouche, ce liquide impérial mélange habilement les sueurs de la barrique avec des malts rôtis, des notes plus douces et de subtiles notes d’herbes aromatisées. Au palais, je perçois un corps de moyenne amplitude avec une texture souple et un pétillement modéré. La finale est persistante et se fait principalement sur des notes boisées, fruitées et chocolatées assez tranchantes. harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Pours dark black with some tan foam. Nose comes forward with apple skins, ink, some hops, oak, and soil. Flavor is charred oak, tannins, bitter, generally reminds me of burnt meat from a grill. Medium bodied with really hi carb and a difficult finish as the flavor continues to linger. This is not a good beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2012 DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Awesome imperial stout, bought at whole foods, thanks SW2013, super rich with coffee and mocha, yum BillWyce (1098) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
From notes: Poured opaque black with a 1-finger mocha-colored head. Roasty coffee aroma with tannic and woody notes underneath. Full body, a touch thick, with a light astringency to the finish. Coffee flavor with a nice roastiness. A wine-like note appears beneath before the coffee returns at the back. A woody note lingers on the tongue, with a wine-like note as well. The pinot becomes more pronounced as it warms.